Oakland Athletics Fans Rally at City Hall
KQED's Caitlin Esch
Tuesday night the Oakland Athletics host the Detroit Tigers for Game 3 of the American League Divisional Series. A few hundred fans gathered Monday night to cheer on the unlikely champions of the American League West.
On the steps of City Hall, about a dozen fans bend their knees, lean their heads back and shake their arms.
They’re doing "the Bernie,” the dance popularized by center fielder CoCo Crisp. It’s wildly popular with fans like 26-year-old Oakland resident Anson Casanares.
"There’s a quote in the song it says, ‘hold your head back like a nose bleeds coming through,’” he says. "That’s the best way to describe the first step."
East Oakland resident Jorge Leon runs a program that tutors kids and brings them to A's games for free. He says this season has been inspiring.
"To be this far now, it’s amazing. That’s exactly how you would describe the A's this year: amazing."
Leon and Casanares say they’ll be where they always are during home games--in the right field bleachers.