Oakland Athletics plan a ‘reverse boycott’ to show the organization that the team’s failure is not the fault of them not showing up to games
It’s no secret that the Oakland A’s are a poverty baseball organization and now, fans are fighting back against the narrative that the state of the team is somehow their fault.
Oakland Athletics fans have planned a “reverse boycott” which they are calling the “We Are Here Boycott” to show Major League Baseball and the country that the fans are not the problem in Oakland.
Oakland Athletics “We Are Here” Reverse Boycott on June 13th
Honestly, I love the idea.
The A’s are horrible, their stadium is literally falling apart and has possums living in the broadcast booth, and the ball club is almost certainly moving to Las Vegas, so why not just go ahead and show everyone that this is an organizational issue and defend yourselves against a narrative that is trying to point fingers at the fans for not showing up?
Basically, if the A’s were good, fans in the Bay Area would support the team. It’s really not a hard concept.
Will the reverse boycott actually work?
Doubt it. If I had to guess, this happened a few years too late and A’s fans are already beyond fed up with the organization, realizing that this team is almost certainly heading to Vegas. At that point, why even waste money on a boycott in the first place?
Still, you have to appreciate fans actually trying to make it happen.
I would like to suggest a different type of protest for A’s fans and have them rally behind returning the team to Philadelphia. Let’s get the Athletics back in the Northeast and revitalize a nice area like Bristol. Build a new ballpark right on the Delaware River.