MLB reporter says John Fisher was ‘undermining Oakland the whole time’

Jun 14, 2023, 7:12 PM | Updated: 7:16 pm

Oakland Athletics fans arrive early ahead of the reverse boycott game against the Tampa Bay Rays at...

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: Oakland Athletics fans arrive early ahead of the reverse boycott game against the Tampa Bay Rays at RingCentral Coliseum on June 13, 2023 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brandon Vallance/Getty Images)

(Photo by Brandon Vallance/Getty Images)

Eno Sarris, senior MLB reporter for The Athletic, joined Cattles & Ramie Wednesday to talk about the latest news surrounding John Fisher and his attempts to move the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas, what he felt during Tuesday night’s fan reverse boycott, how Oakland can be a baseball town again in the future, and more.

Additional topics discussed include:

  • How impressive the reverse boycott was to experience in person and why it felt like a “baseball funeral”
  • Have the attempts to move the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas gone unnoticed by the baseball world until recently?
  • When John Fisher took over full ownership, “things like dollar days, dollar hotdogs were gone. When he took over, they went from a twentieth-ranked payroll to a twenty-eighth-ranked payroll. When he took over, basic necessities at the ballpark took a dive. I kind of think this has shades of Major League to it. I kind of think he did this on purpose, he played a slow game and he kind of made it look like baseball couldn’t work in Oakland, but he was undermining Oakland the whole time.”
  • If he believes the A’s will average over 20,000 fans in Las Vegas
  • Can Oakland be back to being the baseball town it once was?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Eno Sarris.

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