Actor Tom Hanks sold concessions at Oakland A’s games back in the day, and now the Academy Award winner has lent his old vendor voice to the virtual crowds during home games at the Coliseum.
In the recording that is being incorporated into to the game broadcast, Hanks is heard yelling phrases like “Scorecards, programs, yearbook! Can’t tell the players without a program!” and “Peanuts! Bag of peanuts! Two bagger, two bag o’ peanuts!” And, of course, there’s “Who wants a hot dog?”
Hanks’ voice will be mixed with crowd noise so the faux vendor can sell food to the cardboard fan cutouts in the stands.
Tom Hanks continues to be a National Treasure.