The A’s lead off Sunday with a visit to Yakota Air Force Base. See the photos below and read more about the visit here.
A’s players greet the incoming helicopter.
Jemile Weeks poses in front of a helicopter.
Off the ground, the view over Tokyo from the helicopter.
Seth Smith enjoying the flight.
Seth Smith, Jonny Gomes, Collin Cowgill, and Josh Reddick host an outfielders clinic for youth at the base.
Jerry Blevins works with the younger kids.
Brian Fuentes and Jerry Blevins teach the fundamentals on pitching.
Players hold an autograph session with kids.
Josh Reddick presents a jersey to the Air Force base commander. Reddick’s grandfather served in the U.S. Air Force.
Cliff Pennington and Seth Smith eat lunch with members of the Air Force base…
…as do other A’s players.
A’s players and team executives pose with the helicopter pilots.