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Youngsters get batting tips from a pro at A’s FanFest

on January 27, 2016

Beat the drum and hold the phone

The sun came out today

We’re born again, there’s new grass on the field

Roundin’ third and and headed for home

It’s a brown-eyed handsome man

Anyone can understand the way I feel

– “Centerfield,” John Fogerty

At O.Co Coliseum, home of the Oakland A’s, there is not, in fact, new grass on the field. At FanFest this past Sunday, the field was a sea of dirt.

Still, fans decked out in team regalia turned the stadium green. Oakland North was there. Check out our photo-audio slideshow above!

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