The Oakland Athletics aren’t exactly in the best spot right now.
The team is clearly in a rebuild phase and doesn’t have any realistic chance of making it to the postseason.
They are off to a 10-13 start and sit in fourth place in the American League West.
Even worse, their attendance numbers for home games are nothing short of embarrassing.
According to Maury Brown of Forbes, the team has averaged just 8,422 fans in their last 11 games.
Brown also points out the reality of the situation, that the market isn’t the problem with the A’s, but rather the incompetence of the front office and ownership.
Through 11 games the A’s are averaging just 8,422 in paid attendance. The next worst are the Pirates at 12,256 through 12 games.
Unlike the narrative that followed the Expos, the issue with the A’s isn’t the market, but the abysmal leadership of owners and other top FO execs
— Maury Brown (@BizballMaury) May 3, 2022
Brown couldn’t have said it better.
The front office and ownership clearly have no intent to win or give the fans in Oakland any reason to want to show up to games.
They traded away all of their best players and have no clear plan in place for how to rebuild the ballclub.
Fans are understandably frustrated, and it’s not that there aren’t a ton of A’s fans out there, it’s that the vast majority of A’s fans are done with all of the nonsense.
Fans want to see a winning ballclub, which is something they had not that long ago.
Even last season, they finished 86-76 and were just six games behind the New York Yankees for the second AL Wild Card.
But now, there isn’t much to cheer for in Oakland and the future does not appear bright.
And if the future isn’t bright, don’t expect a lot of fans to show up to Athletics games.