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A's Fan Group Demanding Ownership Remove Tarps For ALDS Game 4
Published October 10, 2012
THESE GO TO ELEVEN: In San Jose, Mark Purdy writes fans at O.co Coliseum for Tigers-A's ALDS Game 3 yesterday "simply decided to turn up the volume knob to 11." A's players "deserve credit" for building the atmosphere, but "all of them gave at least some credit to the 37,090 fans who showed up and kept the Coliseum rocking all night long." A's P Sean Doolittle said, "We get a kick of how into the game they are. The way they play off what we're doing is awesome." Purdy writes when Crisp "climbed the outfield wall for a ridiculous home run take-away catch" and LF Yoenis Céspedes "dove for another preposterous defensive gem, the decibels seemed to push each man the final few inches to grab each ball." AT&T Park "can be quite noisy for Giants' games but seldom if ever crosses the pandemonium bar." Yesterday, O.co Coliseum "did that about five times" in the "first inning alone" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 10/10). The S.F. CHRONICLE's Slusser writes A's players were "unanimous in their praise for the rowdy Coliseum." P Grant Balfour said, "They're awesome. You saw how loud they were, how pumped up they were" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 10/10).