The Oakland Athletics have fallen on hard times.
The team traded away all of its remaining stars this offseason once the lockout was lifted.
As such, the A’s are struggling to fill their stadium, even more so than their Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.
One MLB writer points out a good reason as to why A’s fans are not showing up to games.
Danny Vietti mentions in a tweet that A’s fans exist and that the East Bay has a huge population, the fans are just tired of being lowballed.
I was born and raised in NorCal. I grew up going to the Coliseum. The East Bay has a massive population.
The Right Field Rowdies are amazing. Playoff games in Oakland are unbelievable.
It’s not that A’s fans don’t exist. They’re tired of the bs.
It’s a boycott.
— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) April 20, 2022
A Reason Not To Go To Games
This is a good reason for fans to not want to show up to the ballpark.
The team has made it clear that it does not care about winning or making improvements to try and keep fans around the ballpark.
No, instead they choose to tank.
There is little hope for them to be in contention at any point this season, even with them starting off 8-6 and being just a half-game out of first place.
It’s too early to determine who the contenders are or aren’t, but one can assume that the A’s are not going to last long in 2022.
14 games is too small of a sample size to determine who to take seriously and who to fade.
Oakland is one of the teams you can probably fade if you’re making any sort of prediction on who will make it to the postseason.
The team is not a playoff contender by any stretch of the imagination and it’s easy to understand why fans are boycotting games.