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Shark Life: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Celebrating #BayAreaUnite at the Oakland Athletics game with Shark Night

by Ann Frazier /

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.

Tweet from @Athletics: Hey, @SanJoseSharks! How does teal look on us? ���� #BayAreaUnite

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.

Tweet from @outtadapakmark: Feeling awesome in my @SanJoseSharks bp top @rchealy25 #gosharks

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. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: #42 turned up for the @Athletics game. #BayAreaUnite

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Looks like the @sjbarracuda turned up for tonight's @Athletics game too. �� #BayAreaUnite

Both Owen Nolan and S.J. Sharkie earned first pitch honors that night, with mixed results

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Steee-rike one! @OwenNolan11 threw out the first pitch at last night's @Athletics game. #BayAreaUnite

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. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: We hear you @Athletics ���� #SeekandDestroy #BayAreaUnite

Add all the Sharks pageantry to a dominating, homer-filled win over the Red Sox, and it was a pretty good night.

Tweet from @OwenNolan11: Great night with @sharkvoice @DanRusanowsky & others at the @Athletics game. @SanJoseSharks

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