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Answer me this, Oakland A's fans...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Corky Ramirez up on 94th St., Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Watching the Red Sox game, Jack Cust hits a double into right field and I notice a jersey on the right field wall. It reads 'Haas'.

    Is this Moose Haas, the A's pitcher in the 1980s? Why in the world is his jersey retired? It didn't say 'Hunter,' as I first thought.
  2. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Moose Haas will always be the Brewers' pitcher from the 80s... ;)
  3. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    It's for the late Walter Haas, a former A's owner.
  4. Ah. Thanks.

    And I remember Moose as a Brewers pitcher too, T_B! But he did pitch for the A's in the late 80s, that's why I was a little confused.
  5. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    No, you're all good...just the Brewers' fanboy in me gasping for air :)
  6. I think I'd really question if I saw a 'Riles' jersey hanging on the wall, though!
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    How about Dave Parker?
  8. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Aren't you assuming a fair amount in addressing something to Oakland A's fans? I didn't know they existed.
  9. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Point of note, Mule Haas was an outfielder. Sorry, I know I didn't have to point that out ... but I'm just weird that way.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Good point. When I saw the Yankees-Athletics in the 2006 season opener, it was rather appalling that: 1. The game wasn't sold out; 2. There were more Yankees fans than Athletics fans.
  11. I suppose it's no surprise that five years after the A's won the World Series in 1974, fewer than 1,000 attended a game.
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I don't suppose it helps that they play in a football stadium, though the games I went to were right after they put tarps up over the upper bowl seats. It made it seem slightly more like a baseball stadium. Slightly.
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