On Thursday, May 18, it was all about #BayAreaUnite as the Oakland Athletics held a San Jose Sharks Night at the ballpark. Members of the Sharks organization mixed in some green and gold with their teal as they cheered on the A's to an 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox.
The festivities kicked off in batting practice, where the ballplayers were rocking some hella sweet jerseys.
A's player Mark Canha was particularly pumped about these Sharks-accented jerseys; the San Jose native played for the San Jose Jr. Sharks growing up.
It wasn't enough for the A's to just wear themed batting practice jerseys. Owen Nolan, Joel Ward, Randy Hahn, Dan Rusanowsky, S.J. Sharkie, and the San Jose Barracuda all turned up in green & gold to celebrate Sharks Night.
Both Owen Nolan and S.J. Sharkie earned first pitch honors that night, with mixed results.
It's impossible to hear Seek & Destroy without thinking about the start of a Sharks game (sorry, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Edmonton Oilers), so it made perfect sense for the A's to take the field to a little Metallica.
Add all the Sharks pageantry to a dominating, homer-filled win over the Red Sox, and it was a pretty good night.