By now, the move of the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas is virtually a done deal.
At this point, there is no going back, as Commissioner Rob Manfred and A’s owner John Fisher are ready to be playing games in Vegas well before the end of the decade.
A project (and its funding) to build a new stadium in the Las Vegas strip is ready.
However, there are thousands of fans who don’t want the team to leave Oakland.
They are determined to make something happen.
A few weeks ago, this movement of fans successfully organized a “reverse boycott” to show A’s ownership that fans will go to the stadium if they have a reason to.
It happened on June 13, and there were more than 27,000 fans in attendance.
Now, fans of Oakland baseball want to make something happen at the All-Star Game on Tuesday night.
“For those who are attending the #MLB #AllStarGame tonight. Show Rob Manfred how much we dislike him and the moves he continues to make to the game of baseball. This is your time to shine Seattle! Join the ‘Sell The Team’ movement,” Gabriel Hernandez, an A’s fan and social media personality, tweeted.
Show Rob Manfred how much we dislike him and the moves he continues to make to the game of baseball. This is your time to shine Seattle!
— Gabriel Hernandez (@gamer_athletics) July 11, 2023
The order of the day includes standing up before the first at-bat of the fifth inning in complete silence, and after the at-bat, chanting “sell the team.”
That chant is directed to Fisher, as Oakland baseball fans want him to sell and stop the process of relocating.
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