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A’s To Honor Oakland School Massacre Victims At Home Opener

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A general view during the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on April 30, 2011. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) – It may seem to be an unlikely pairing, but the 2012 baseball season is arriving in Oakland with a connection to the deadly Oikos University shooting rampage.

Baseball fans coming to Oakland for Friday evening’s A’s game – the team’s home opener – are being asked to sign a book of condolences for the victims of the tragedy.

Oikos University sits just a short distance from the O.Co Coliseum, and a memorial continued to grow at the vocational school for the victims of the attack. Cards, candles, stuffed animals and Easter lilies were all recently placed there – a tribute to those who died or were wounded in Monday’s deadly shooting spree.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

The campus, however, remained surrounded by yellow police tape. Students were only briefly allowed back in to gather their belongings from classrooms.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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