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They say it’s your birthday! We’re gonna have a good time!

They say it’s your birthday! We’re gonna have a good time!

Join Sean Doolittle and Pat Neshek at A’s Zubazpalooza on Saturday, August 3. Get your tickets today!

Join Sean Doolittle and Pat Neshek at A’s Zubazpalooza on Saturday, August 3. Get your tickets today!

(Photos via @PatNeshek)

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The A’s are officially the Majors’ most metal team

bonusbaseball:

Neshek finds solace on pitching mound:

Neshek entered the game with one out and a runner on first. He got Omar Infante to hit a grounder to shortstop Stephen Drew, who almost turned a double play, then struck out Austin Jackson to end the inning. As he jogged off the mound he tapped the patch with his son’s initials on his sleeve, looked up, and exhaled.

“Yesterday I said to get on the baseball field you don’t really think about anything else, but tonight I was thinking about it,” Neshek said while fighting back tears. “It sounds so cliché but I felt like I had someone looking down on me and helping me.”

Pat Neshek retires two Detroit batters in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the ALDS. 
(Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Pat Neshek retires two Detroit batters in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the ALDS.

(Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)