While you were sleeping, baseball was being played. Or, you were better than a lot of us and stayed up to watch the A's take on the Nippon Ham Fighters:
I’m such a hypocrite. I told everyone not to sleep on the A’s this season when I literally fell asleep before the first exhibition game of the season.— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) March 17, 2019
Yeah -- I was asleep. Anywho ...
It appeared the A's were in midseason form, and that had a lot to do with Khris Davis doing Davis-like things and hitting the you-know-what out of the ball.
That alone is great, but listen to the crowd:
Khris Davis nearly homers. Double off the right field wall scores Chapman to make it 2-0 A’s. pic.twitter.com/D2GXB4jsZw— Martín Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) March 17, 2019
They love him.
Khrush ended up going 2-4 with two hits and two RBI in the A's 5-1 victory over the Fighters. And there was plenty going on beyond the game itself.
Stomper was getting in on the action:
As was Rickey Henderson:
Liam Hendricks made sure fans got a chance to get some autographs from Mike Fiers:
That's some teamwork.
And the hats -- LOOK AT THOSE HATS:
The local crowd even chanted for the A's:
“Let’s Go Oakland” chants at Tokyo Dome: pic.twitter.com/8X4tGk1WhE— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) March 17, 2019
The A's bullpen appeared to be in dominant from what I've seen from those who drank enough energy drinks and adjusted to the time change.
The Green and Gold finished with 11 hits across nine innings, and here's hoping the teams' foodie, Mark Canha, got plenty of food in his belly.
And it looks like he did:
Our resident foodie @outtadapakmark is living his best life here in Japan. Check out these dishes from his first full day in Tokyo!— Oakland Athletics 🌳🐘⚾️ (@Athletics) March 16, 2019
Sushi from Ginza Sushi Ko Honten and breakfast from Bills Ginza. #MLB開幕戦 pic.twitter.com/C4whErWWyZ