The A’s are making a mother’s “dream come true.”
An A’s fan with family ties to the club wrote to team president Dave Kaval on Twitter about his ailing mom, who recently found out she has lung, brain and bone cancer. The fan asked if his mother could “step onto the field” at the Oakland Coliseum.
“If that could happen it would make her happier than I think anything could,” Matt Robello wrote Saturday night.
Kaval responded with an enthusiastic “Yes.”
We would be happy to have her out to throw out the first pitch! We appreciate your devotion to the club. We are praying for your mom 🙏⚾️ https://t.co/AGgc0SzKtj
— Dave Kaval (@DaveKaval) April 2, 2017
To which Robello replied: “That would be the most awesome thing in the world.”
Robello said his A’s fandom was passed down from his mom, who in turn got hers from her father — a minor-league “clubhouse manager for the Stockton Ports” in the 1940s. In his message, Robello included pictures of his mother in A’s gear, at the Coliseum and with the Rollie Fingers lookalike.
“This will more than likely be her last year to watch A’s baseball,” Robello wrote. “Since (the) diagnosis her vision has gotten bad and in order to watch the games this year she put her chair less than 3ft from (the) TV. It has always been her dream to step onto the field of the coliseum.”
An A’s season ticket holder followed up by offering four tickets to Robello.