Thursday, July 28, 2005

What I did yesterday

After the game ended, I went to Kirby's Sports Bar, not too far from one of my friend's house in the Irvington District of Fremont. Kirby's is not a place I frequent because it serves an older crowd. Kirby's is very good sports bar but it's also a very much of a older person/blue collar bar due to the fact that many people who work at the NUMMI plant usually congregate there after their shifts. Me and my friends usually end up at Coach's up the street from Kirby's because a much younger crowd drinks there.

Anyways, I walked up to the bar and found out they were selling Coronas for two dollars a bottle. Now, I don't like Corona but in my frugal nature I decided to drink some Coronas.

At around 5:30 PM Nick Swisher arrived at the bar, many were expecting Bobby Crosby and brough their Crosby bobbleheads. But Crosby cancelled and Swisher took his place. Corona in hand I joined some friends in line and waited to get our items autographed by Swisher. Problem was, I didn't bring anything for him to sign. So instead, at the last moment, I gave him my hat to sign. And he obliged, he did seem tired and a but nonplussed but that's OK because a) he was tired from playing an extra inning game and b) I'm not a hot chick.

I took many photos of the event and only one of them ended up OK. Look below:

Look at the lady on the lower left hand corner. She walked up to me and said, "Are you a Corona drinker?" I said, "Uhhh....Yes." And then she handed me two vouchers for free tickets to any non-Yankees/BoSox/Giants game not in September or October. I looked at the vouchers and saw that they were for the Plaza Outfield, or layman's terms, the second deck. I got two free eighteen dollar tickets. I thought they were handing out free tickets to the cheap seats.

Now why was I so lucky to get free tickets because I was drinking Corona? This appearance by Nick Swisher was made possible by some promotion by Corona. It turns out that Kirby's was the highest seller of Corona in Alameda County at some period of time, by volume. With Coronas at two bucks, I could see why.

Well anyways, here's a picture of my new autographed A's hat. I still have no clue how the signature stands for "Nick Swisher." I mean my signature is a bunch of squiggly lines but you can make out a "K" and a "L."


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