AFR on scene: BlogFest – 1/27/2013

A complete type up on FanFest will be posted later today. In the mean time, here are the questions and answers from AFR’s part take in BlogFest. Photos taken by AFR photographer Kristy Salminen from both BlogFest and FanFest to be posted on our Facebook page later today:

Session 1: Manger Bob Melvin

Q: How will the addition of Hiro benefit Oakland? (AFR Producer Keith “Cpl RFA” Salminen)

A: Its tougher to get international players that are great defenders. Hiro loves to be the man and a leader and most of the guys from Japan that are leaders there pan out well in the U.S., i.e. Ichiro and Hideki Matsui, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the table.


Session 2: Assisant GM David Forst

No questions asked by listeners or cast


Session 3: 3rd Base Coach Mike Gallego

Q: after watching last year’s A’s shock the world, how do you think this year’s team will preform? (AFR photographer Kristy Salminen)

A: SHHHH! Stay under the radar! If you look at the general media out there, they picked us to finish, what, 3rd last year? The expectation in the locker room is to do your job and make sure guys aren’t dogging it and to get on them if they are. They will give you fans a great game everyday and bring a great attitude to the park everyday.


We thank everyone that sent us questions and are sorry that due to the flow of BlogFest that not all could be answered. 

About A's Fan Radio

“Your #1 source for everything and anything on your Oakland Athletics since 2003!” A’s Fan Radio is an internet sports radio talk show produced and hosted by fans of the Oakland Athletics Baseball Club. Launched in 2003 and broadcasting until 2007 from La Estrellita Café & Bar at 446 E. 12th St in Oakland, AFR made its return from a 4 year hiatus on 10/27/2011. The show features original cast members Chris Dobbins and Keith “Cpl Oaktown” Salminen along with The Bauce Man, Ballistic Bill, Dano Wolfe and Tito Soulchild. Along with covering the A’s, AFR will also cover other Bay Area pro & college sports teams EXPECT the Giants, Kickin’ It With Kaval, the World Famous Weather Report w/ Kristen “Kwisty” Salminen, events in & around Oakland & beyond, Ballistic Bullshit, and, as always, MORE! For more info on “A’s Talk from the Fan’s Point of View”, visit: View live show broadcasts @ View past shows & more @ The views and opinions of our cast, guests and listeners are in no way, shape or form affiliated with the Oakland Athletics or Major League Baseball
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