MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke on Thursday about the Oakland Athletics’ relocation.
He left all kinds of quotes for the public to analyze, but showed all the signs of a passive-aggressive person.
On one hand, he said he feels for A’s fans, who are about to lose the franchise as they relocate to Las Vegas in the next few seasons.
On the other hand, he also said things like this:
“Manfred on the reverse boycott by fans of the Oakland Athletics: ‘I mean, it was great. It is great to see what is this year almost an average Major League Baseball crowd in the facility for one night. That’s a great thing,'” MLB insider Joon Lee tweeted.
Manfred on the reverse boycott by fans of the Oakland Athletics
"I mean, it was great. It is great to see what is this year almost an average Major League Baseball crowd in the facility for one night. That's a great thing."
— Joon Lee (@joonlee) June 15, 2023
Take some time to really analyze that phrase, and it won’t take long for you to realize it’s an unnecessary dig at A’s fans who are doing everything they can to ruin Manfred’s plans to relocate.
The reverse boycott was an organized activity that took place on Tuesday at the Oakland Coliseum in which more than 27,000 fans went to the stadium to show they can fill the ballpark if they have an incentive to go.
The incentive would be, in normal circumstances, a competitive team; but owner John Fisher made sure that doesn’t happen with his roster maneuvering and constant payroll cutting.
Manfred made fun of the reverse boycott and said it was nice to see the stadium with an average attendance for once this season.
A’s fans, as a result, are understandably angry.
It’s one thing that they get their team taken from them, but the Commissioner left his class and touch at home when saying that.NEXT: NFL Analyst Slams Rob Manfred Over A's Saga