If you listened very carefully while watching the Oakland A’s season opener this past weekend, you may have heard a very, familiar voice.
That’s right, Oscar-winner and East Bay native, Tom Hanks, made a special guest appearance as a hot-dog vendor for upcoming Oakland A’s home games.
The team announced on Friday that Hanks offered his voice to be played during games. The role is no stretch for Hanks, as he actually worked as a hot dog vendor at the stadium in the 1970’s.
Due to the spread of COVID-19 — a disease which Hanks himself recently recovered from — the Oakland A’s won’t be hosting fans in stadiums for the foreseeable future. Instead, the A’s asked fans to purchase cardboard cutouts of themselves to fill seats at the stands to make it appear less empty.