I know this post is late.  Baseball started a couple of weeks ago.  But I did get to cover the Oakland Athletics home opener. Even though the A’s haven’t exactly burst out of the barn this year (for that matter, neither have the Giants) it still makes for good photos.

 

-“Man that ball got outta here in a hurry, you know anything that travels that far oughta have a darn stewardess on it, don’t you think?”

From the movie, Bull Durham

Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A's just misses a fly ball during the A's home opener, Friday April 6, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Jonathan Thalolum of Dublin, attends the Oakland Athletics home opener, Friday April 6, 2012 against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

The Oakland Athletics warm up prior to their home opener, Friday April 6, 2012 against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

 

The Oakland Athletics home opener, Friday April 6, 2012 against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

The Oakland Athletics home opener, Friday April 6, 2012 against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

The Oakland Athletics home opener, Friday April 6, 2012 against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

The Oakland Athletics home opener, Friday April 6, 2012 against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

-Kent Porter