Members of Petaluma Little League’s All-Star team that played in the Little League World Series got to meet the Oakland A’s on Friday prior to the team’s game against the Red Sox.
Petaluma came within a game of reaching the Little League World Series championship game, and they had the support of the A’s along the way. The A’s players would frequently watch Petaluma’s games from their clubhouse TV.
Outfielder/DH Johnny Gomes once played for Petaluma Little League in Northern California and even helped pay for the team’s trip to Williamsport, Pa. He wore the team’s T-shirt before the game, and he planned to give them some A’s gear.
The Little League players got to shag some balls during batting practice and even play catch on the big-league field. What’s crazy is that the A’s players seemed just as excited to meet the little leaguers as the youngsters were to meet the pros.
The A’s ended up winning the game 20-2 and pounding 19 hits. Maybe the Petaluma players were their lucky charm.Google+