The Oakland Athletics are the worst team in MLB.
If you have followed their movements and transactions since 2021, this probably doesn’t surprise you.
Ever since their failed attempt to make the playoffs that year, they tore the roster apart and traded their best pieces.
Right now, they look like a Triple-A team in the wrong league.
Their 6-24 record is an embarrassment, and their attendance numbers are at all-time lows.
Of course, the recent decision to move out of Oakland to build a new park in Las Vegas has impacted attendance.
People can’t get attached with the franchise in Oakland because it will be taken away from them soon.
However, the main problem is an ownership that hasn’t been fielding a competitive team for a couple of years now and a stadium that is far from modern and attractive.
The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is routinely named as one of the league’s worst.
People just don’t like to go to the stadium because of those reasons, and it’s hard to blame them.
Even the A’s minor league teams draw more people than them.
“You’ve probably heard that Oakland’s AAA affiliate often brings in more fans than the MLB team. But last night’s Oakland A’s game only had 2,583 fans, which is less than their AAA, AA, and A+ affiliates averaged last season. This has become a disaster,” Joe Pompliano tweeted.
You've probably heard that Oakland's AAA affiliate often brings in more fans than the MLB team.
But last night's Oakland A’s game only had 2,583 fans, which is less than their AAA, AA, and A+ affiliates averaged last season.
This has become a disaster.
(🎥: u/rjohnstone13) pic.twitter.com/2tm33kVjbh
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) May 3, 2023
He attached a video of the game, and it really doesn’t look like there are 2,000 people.
It’s possible the team is counting season ticket holders or something else.
The situation has reached a point of no return, but it’s hardly the fans’ fault like the team or the league wants people to believe.NEXT: A's Starter Saw Potential History Turn Into A Tough Loss