August 2011

Truly Green Collar Baseball

Without a doubt, Dog Day with the A’s is one of my favorite special events during the Oakland A’s baseball season. I love dogs and obviously I love baseball, so it’s the perfect combination for the fan who wants to catch a game with his/her best friend. Despite the gloomy July weather, this year’s event on July 29 lived up to all expectations. In fact, there were more dogs than ever packing the second deck in the outfield — close to 700 pups!

For me, the fun part is seeing the enthusiasm of our A’s fans and the love they pour into making their dogs’ costumes. From a cutie decked out in hula gear (complete with a coconut shell bra!) to Cooper, the Daschund named after Cooperstown, we’ve got some of the best dressed dogs in baseball.

Oh and did I mention, historically, the A’s record is 5-1 on Dog Day. Yet another reason to have a couple more of these a season!

Below is a slideshow of some of the photos I (and my mom!) collected through the evening. Click through — maybe you’ll see your pup! Can’t wait to see you next year for Dog Day with the A’s, 2012.

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Also, check out this cuteness — and cleverness — from A’s fan, Cathy. I think Hideki “Shih Tzu-i” is my favorite. Hilarious. Thanks so much for sharing, Cathy!!

Oakland Athletics Active Roster

#

Pitchers

B/T

Ht

Wt

DOB

40

Andrew “Beagle” Bailey

R-R

6’3″

240

May 31, 1984

50

Grant “Fetch” Balfur

R-R

6’2″

195

Dec 30, 1977

56

Craig Breslowchen

L-L

5’11″

190

Aug 8, 1980

53

Rover Cahill

R-R

6’4″

225

Mar 1, 1988

60

Fautino De Los Santos Bernados

R-R

6’2″

225

Feb 15, 1986

33

Joey “Bones” Devine

R-R

6’0″

235

Sep 19, 1983

57

Brian “Fido” Fuentes

L-L

6’4″

230

Aug 9, 1975

47

Gio Gongrowlez

R-L

6’0″

205

Sep 19, 1985

18

Rich “Hound Dog” Harden

L-R

6’1″

195

Nov 30, 1981

32

Brandog McCarthy

R-R

6’7″

200

Jul 7, 1983

48

Michael “Mutt” Wuertz

R-R

6’3″

210

Dec 15, 1978

31

Briard Ziegler

R-R

6’4″

205

Oct 10, 1979

#

Catchers

B/T

Ht

Wt

DOB

11

Landon Howl

S-R

6’3″

265

Mar 19, 1982

8

Kurt Saluki

R-R

5’11″

195

Oct 4, 1983

#

Infielders

B/T

Ht

Wt

DOB

2

Ruff Pennington

S-R

5’10″

215

Jun 15, 1984

7

Adam Rollover-sales

R-R

6’1″

195

May 20, 1983

29

Scotty Dog Sizemore

R-R

6’0″

185

Jan 4, 1985

19

Pawmile Weeks

S-R

5’9″

160

Jan 26, 1987

#

Outfielders

B/T

Ht

Wt

DOB

22

Chris Car-chaser

R-R

6’4″

245

Dec 18, 1986

4

Cockapoo Crisp

S-R

5’10″

185

Nov 1, 1979

12

DaVizsla DeJesus

L-L

5’11″

190

Dec 20, 1979

28

Conor Jackson Russel Terrier

R-R

6’2″

215

May 7, 1982

15

Ryan Sweiner Dog

L-L

6’4″

225

Feb 20, 1985

16

Josh Woofingham

R-R

6’2″

215

Feb 17, 1979

#

Designated Hitter

B/T

Ht

Wt

DOB

55

Hideki Shih Tzu-i

L-R

6’2″

210

Jun 12, 1974

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