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'Perfect Homestand' set to honor Braden

'Perfect Homestand' set to honor Braden

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ARLINGTON -- The A's on Wednesday announced "The Perfect Homestand," a special week-long celebration honoring Dallas Braden's perfect game that will include unique fan giveaways, ticket discounts and an on-field tribute to the Stockton, Calif., native during the team's next homestand, May 17-23.

The club will kick the promotion off Monday night when the Mariners come to town for the first of a quick two-game set. Plaza Level tickets, including Section 209, will be priced at $2.09 to correlate with Braden's dedication for his hometown area code. The deal is only available online by using the coupon code "209" at oaklandathletics.com/perfect.

The following night, Lower Box seats will be priced at $19 in honor of the 19th perfect game in Major League history. Parking will also be free.

The celebratory week will continue Wednesday when Braden makes his first home start since the perfecto. The game against the Tigers will feature a Braden T-shirt given to the first 15,000 fans in attendance. Then, on Thursday, 10,000 fans will receive a commemorative ticket dated May 9, 2010, to mark the game in which Braden accomplished the rare feat.

When the Giants make their trip across the Bay Bridge for the first of a three-game set Friday, the A's will host a special on-field ceremony honoring Braden and his grandmother, Peggy Lindsey, who is slated to throw out the honorary first pitch.

Weekend offerings include a $5 discount for all Field Level tickets Saturday, using the coupon code "Bridge" when purchasing online. To round out the promotion week, the A's will hand out a Braden perfect game poster to 15,000 fans on Sunday.

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