Today, my wife and I are not going to work. We stayed home. The reason? Our Oakland Athletics are taking on the Minnesota Twins in game 3 of the American League Division Series at McAfee Coliseum, at 1:05, with the opportunity, if they win, to move on to the American League Championship Series, where the club has not been since 1992, having lost a record 9 straight potential clinchers.
As we've already seen, this year's A's squad is different than those who struggled to finish off Minnesota, Boston and New York in previous years. Frank Thomas, Barry Zito and Mark Kotsay came up big at the Metrodome and have powered the A's to a 2-0 series lead. Today, with Dan Haren taking the mound against veteran Brad Radke, we will be in our usual seats, cheering for the green and gold, camera poised for potential celebratory bedlam.
Going to the game? Find us at section 114, row 28, seats 5 and 6. Go A's!