Fans stream in for Opening Day baseball in Oakland

on April 2, 2013

Anticipation  buzzed around the city like the BART track’s 3rd rail. Green and gold hats, pins and paraphernalia filled the BART ramp as people filed past. Jerseys bearing the names of Henderson, Fingers and Jackson draped across backs as people moved toward the concrete complex in East Oakland.

T’was Major League Baseball’s opening day 2013.

Oakland North tagged along as people of all ages — and even a dog or two — made their way to O. Co Coliseum to watch the home team square off against the Seattle Mariners. We talked to one man who has seen too many players come and go over the years, a person who has seen 40 opening-day games in Oakland and a dog owner who thinks the A’s are going all the way.

1 Comment

  1. Adam Hilbelink on April 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm


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