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MLB fans stage ‘reverse boycott,’ toss garbage on field to message owner.

In what is being labeled a “reverse boycott” by the media, Oakland A’s fans make a powerful statement

Amid a woeful season, Oakland A’s fans have been staying away in droves. But on Tuesday night, something remarkable happened. In a stunning display of support, fans turned out in force at the Oakland Coliseum to make a point.

Even though the team secured a rare win and the stadium was packed, it seemed like a hollow victory. While fans were calling for an investment in the team to restore its luster, Nevada legislators were finalizing a bill that could fund a Las Vegas stadium for the A’s, according to Fox News.

The proposed 30,000-seat ballpark, which A’s owner John Fisher seems eager to move into, would be built at the site of the Hotel Tropicana, which would be demolished.

A powerful show of support

As the team’s departure from Oakland appeared to be taking shape, Oakland fans turned out en masse to show what is possible if they get a team worth watching. A crowd of 27,759 trooped to the Oakland Coliseum, many sporting shirts that read “SELL” and chanting “Sell the Team” during the game as their way of hoping Fisher sells the team so that it can remain in the Bay Area.

As if showing what fans can do, Oakland defeated Tampa Bay 2-1, a bright spot for a team that had the worst record in the American League last year and was holding onto that spot going into Tuesday night’s game with an 18-50 record.

Manager Mark Kotsay expressed his gratitude for the incredible crowd and the win, saying, “Tonight was as close to a playoff crowd as I’ve experienced managing. The energy and atmosphere was everything that this stadium can be. For that to happen and for us to play a good game all around in front of that crowd, I couldn’t be happier.”

A bittersweet victory

However, despite the win, fans showed their displeasure by littering the field with garbage. Stu Clary, one of the organizers of the event, acknowledged that it was a bold move but believed it was worth a shot. “The alternative is waiting around and doing nothing, sitting on our hands and watching while not making a statement,” Clary said. “So, what the hell? Why not have some fun? Why not make it feel like the old days for at least one night?”

While some fans remain skeptical about the team’s future in Oakland, others hold onto hope. Anson Casanares expressed his optimism, saying, “Ain’t nothing done till the shovel’s in the ground. What gives me hope, what gives me happiness, is that, if you look around, it’s not even five o’clock and there’s so many people here on a Tuesday. There’s always a stigma about Oakland sports, Oakland fans, especially A’s fans, that they don’t care. Look at this man, we do care. All you’ve got to do is invest in the team.”

Despite the uncertainty, the passion and dedication of Oakland A’s fans cannot be denied. They have made their voices heard and sent a powerful message to the team’s owner.

The post MLB Team’s Fans Stage ‘Reverse Boycott,’ Throw Garbage Onto the Field to Send Message to Owner appeared first on The Western Journal.

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