The Oakland Athletics have officially announced that the Opening Night game versus the Cleveland Indians on March 31st is a sellout. That was expected, seeing as how it was also a sellout last season. The Sellout crowd at the Oakland Coliseum provides an environment that the Cleveland Indians will find hard to play in.
If you have ever been fortunate enough to attend a sellout opening night at the O.co Coliseum you know how electric it is. It is comparable to a playoff game. You’ve got the best fans in baseball, all hungry for some Oakland A’s baseball. It’s been months without regular season baseball, the offseason was horrible, and these fans are going to be as loud as they were in game 5 of the ALDS.
A sellout crowd at the O.co is a threat to other teams. Last year some of the players from the Detroit Tigers were saying how loud it is there and how hard it is to hear their team mates. With Sonny Gray on the mound, the offense as hot as it is, and the fans to be as loud as they are, this season better start off with a win. A win that will carry momentum and keep the Athletics going strong despite losing Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin as well as Ryan Cook and Craig Gentry for about a week or two.
This team was built to win, even with injuries. And our fans are only going to help them win even more. If you are going to Opening Night in the 31st, scream and yell and cheer until you lose your voice. And when you lose your voice, make sure to keep on clapping and waving those golden rally towels.