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OAKLAND – Steph Curry’s presence at Friday’s Giants game sure registered heavy on the Bay Area sports Richter scale.
It caught attention inside the A’s clubhouse too, with right fielder Josh Reddick tweeting his disappointment at seeing the Warriors star heading across the Bay Bridge to cheer on the Giants, rather than next door to the Coliseum to root for the A’s.
A’s manager Bob Melvin was asked about it before Saturday’s game against the Yankees.
“He’s got an open invite,” Melvin said of Curry. “I’ve talked to Steve Kerr before, so they know it’s an open invite to come out here and take BP, do whatever they want to do out here. I’d love to see him out here.
“… Here in Oakland, we take significant pride in what they’re doing. They’re right here next door to us, so we feel like they’re an Oakland team even though they are a Bay Area club. It’s very exciting. It’s been a long time since they’ve been in this position and they get full support from us.”
Curry and his family sat in the owners’ seats at AT&T Park and spent time chatting with Willie Mays.
After the A’s beat the Yankees on Friday night, Reddick tweeted: “Hurts seeing Curry at a Giants game. #RightInTheJugular”