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Bay Area earthquake 'pretty crazy' for A's Sogard

Bay Area earthquake 'pretty crazy' for A's Sogard

OAKLAND -- Early Sunday morning, the Bay Area experienced its strongest earthquake since the Loma Prieta quake in 1989, which postponed the World Series between the A's and Giants.

Sunday's was considerably weaker, though -- magnitude 6.0, as opposed to 6.9 in '89 -- and while it inflicted serious damage throughout the Napa area, several of the A's players around the Bay slept right through it.

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Among them was Stephen Vogt, who lives in Orinda.

"I've slept through a lot of earthquakes," Vogt said. "Everybody in Walnut Creek said they felt it, so I feel like I should have felt it. But I didn't."

Eric Sogard, whose family recently moved to Pleasant Hill, was jolted awake.

"I don't know if I woke up from the earthquake or [my wife] shaking me to wake up," Sogard said. "Once she woke me up, I still felt it for a good 15 seconds. My whole room was swaying. It was pretty crazy."

For longtime California residents like Vogt and manager Bob Melvin, though, the experience was nothing new.

"My wife and daughter felt it," said Melvin, "but they had the cat and the dog walking around underneath, and I'm in bed the whole time. I didn't feel it as much as they did. I also grew up here."

"You've been through one, man," said Jonny Gomes. "Just letting the land surf, that's all it is."

Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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