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Mayor Jean Quan will lead a rally for the Western Division Champion Oakland A's at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, outside City Hall in downtown Oakland on Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The rally is intended to bring fans together before the team's first home game of the American League Division Series. Currently, the A's are down two games to none to the Detroit Tigers in the five-game series. The team lost their first two games in Detroit - 3-1 on Saturday and 5-4 on Sunday.
Last week, the A's announced that it is in the process (with the help from Major League Baseball) of negotiating a five year lease extension with the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum to stay in Oakland. Today, the team hinted at the idea of removing the green upper-deck tarps that have been covering the third level seating area of the coliseum since 2006.
Although fans have requested that the A's managing partner Lew Wolff remove the tarps for the remaining home game(s), the tarps will remain for at least the ALDS. If the A's wind up advancing to the American League Championship Series, then there is a strong possibility that the tarps will come off.
The A's first home game is this Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. According to A's ticket services, the game is sold out and the price of parking is $17. Fans are encouraged to take BART if possible.
Those who attend today's rally can expect a "home team" environment which includes a class in how to do the now infamous "Bernie Lean" - a dance made popular by Oakland A's players and fans. In addition, the team's mascot Stomper along with the Herd and radio personalities from the A's flagship station 95.7 The Game, will be on hand at this event.
If You Go
What: Rally/Opportunity for fans to come out and show support for the team
Where: Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, outside City Hall in downtown Oakland
When: Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.