RoyCoup Sports Press — It’s the same spring to me. It’s another year. I’m going to come out here and work hard. I’m going to try and keep getting better. Everyday I try to get better at something.
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RoyCoup Sports Press– What we like to see is guys go out there and pump strikes in the zone, consistently pump strikes in the zone. And I think he did that. I thought he established command of the zone with his fastball and was able to expand the zone late in the count because of that. Again, it’s early, but we’re real pleased with how things went today and we’re encouraged by the results.
RoyCoup Sports Press- You know, at this early stage in spring training, what we’re looking for is consistency and strength training. Consistency in the players’ work outs, whether they’re pitchers throwing bullpen’s or batting practice, or as position players in their infield and batting rep’s. So far, we’ve had a great effort put forth by everyone and in the process we’re seeing everyone’s strength return. So it’s been a good camp so far.
RoyCoup Sports Press- You know I’m just getting my work in right now. It’s great to be back around the guys. We’ve got some new faces here, some great guys and great ball players. So, it’s been fun just getting out there again, getting my work in and mixing it up with the guys and getting ready for the season.
RoyCoup Sports Press– You know, what I hope to do here is come in and continue to have success. It’s a new city for me, but it’s still the same old game of baseball. It’s still the same game I played when I was 8 or 9 years old. So, if I can get just keep that outlook, that this is the game I’ve played all my life, I’ll be fine. I know I’ll be fine here.
RoyCoup Sports Press- The Oakland Athletics surprised the baseball world yesterday by selling out the Oakland Coliseum en route to winning the AL West Division Title. It was the first time all season that the A’s accomplished the feat made all the more surprising given the fact that they did not even have an outfield cast assembled late into the offseason and have had numerous personnel changes throughout the team.
A’s right fielder Josh Reddick had this say about the sell out after beating the Rangers on Wednesday afternoon: It’s great. I mean, from the top down in the his organization everyone had each others back. We all believe in each other and we knew at some point that we’d be able to sell this place out. It took 162 games, but we made it. There were some rough patches, but we weren’t going to put our tail between our legs and run for cover. We battled. We sold out the Coliseum. It just speaks to the character of this ball club.”
The sell-out brought 36,067 fans to the Coliseum which is technically not a sell out since the stadium can fit up to 150,000 people, but everyone around baseball understands that this counts as a sell out. It’s an amazing feat for this young Oakland club, who at times featured somewhere around 1,600 fans, tourists and the homeless at the park. Ownership expects great attendance throughout the playoffs before going back to practically paying fans to come to the park again next year.