A group of about 50 kids from Alameda’s Chipman Middle School got a special treat tonight. They attended the game as guests of Barry Bonds through the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s Buses for Baseball program. The kids were provided transportation to the game, tickets and a pregame meeting with Bonds where they shook hands, got autographs and took photos with the slugger.
It was also Poker Night at the ballpark, one of many special events held here where fans with special tickets sit with like-minded folks, get special souvenirs (like a black, white and orange poker chip set, for example) and have a great time. Some of the more popular events are Singles Night, held several times a year, and the heritage events, like Irish Heritage Night, Jewish Heritage Night and African American Heritage Night. Tuesday night happens to be Scout Night.