The moment we’ve all been waiting for is upon us: OPENING DAY!  Despite the gloomy Bay Area weather and head-scratching roster moves, there are a lot of reasons to be excited for tonight’s season opener vs. the Seattle Mariners, and in fact, the entire 2010 season. Here’s what I’m most looking forward to:

  • A healthy team. How great to have Chavy back in the lineup and Duke on the mound?! Of course, the Coco Crisp and Michael Wuertz injury news is disappointing, but we’ve got to expect and anticipate hiccups like these along the way.
  • New fan favorites. Kevin Kouzmanoff, Jake Fox and Adam Rosales to name a few…
  • Fresh, young talent. After watching Chris Carter and Michael Taylor at Spring Training, I’m optimistic for what’s coming down the pipeline. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing these two in the Coliseum before the All Star break.
  • FANS. It’s people like you who make the A’s fan experience as special as it is. From our die-hard, 81-gamers to our youngins’ out to see Stomper, it’s you the team is playing for and you who makes my job so meaningful.

And speaking of fans, here are 2 pictures I snapped at Saturday’s game vs. the Giants that just make me smile! It’s going to be a great season everyone — I can’t wait to spend it with you at the Oakland Coliseum!

Fans on BBQ terrace

Cute fan with Stomper

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