714: A Wonderful Life, Oakland Proud!!
I have been pulling for Barry from day one, to complete the mission and fulfill his destiny
as the Home Run King. It’s so poetic that he would hit number 714 in the ball park and city that I grew up in. I know every blade of grass on t
hat field, every spot of tobacco juice in the dugout and every taste of relish, mustard and sauerkraut on the hotdogs. I know when the temperature will drop to a cold winter breeze on a summer night and when the pop ups
change to home runs from the bay winds. This is My house.
The Oakland Coliseum. The stomping grounds and heroics of Mr. October (Reggie Jackson). Barry, thank you for blessing my house. Perhaps a shadow of things to come. I’m so proud of the Oakland A’s fans. They showed class and respect as they honored Barry with a standing ovation and a curtain call. The Bay Area. We do our on thing and have our own thoughts. The historic moment was received in the manner that all of baseball should receive it. Number 714 hit in Oakland!
What a Wonderful Life indeed.
One bottle down, one to go.