Highlights: Athletics fans held a ‘reverse boycott’ last night in Oakland and the turnout was INCREDIBLE
The Oakland A’s drew their largest crowd of the season thanks to a “reverse boycott” organized by fans in protest against the organization for moving the team to Las Vegas.
A’s fans organized a “reverse boycott” on Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays to embarrass disgraced team over John Fisher, urging the rat to sell the team and keep the A’s in Oakland.
Last Nights Attendance: 27,759
The Oakland Athletics are a “dead-franchise walking”. Back in mid-April, Athletics fans planned to fight back against the organization by announcing a “reverse boycott” appropriately titled “We Are Here Boycott” to show Major League Baseball and more specifically, the Oakland Athletics organization that they were NOT the problem in Oakland.
Things of course, haven’t been great in Oakland this season for the A’s. They are a miserable 19-50 on the year, but their current seven-game winning streak joins the Rays (13), Braves (8), Red Sox (8), and Astros (8) as the only team to win seven or more consecutive games this season.
The main protest of the night started in the fifth inning when fans went completely silent before breaking into a “sell the team!” chant that echoed through the decomposing confines of the A’s Coliseum.
Oakland Athletics Fans “Sell The Team” Chants – 5th Inning
Hogan Harris Couldn’t Hear his PitchCom Device
It was so loud in the bottom of the 5th Inning that A’s pitcher Hogan Harris couldn’t even hear anything through his PitchCom device, causing a slight delay in the game.
“They got wildly loud. At one point, I couldn’t even hear my PitchCom.” – Hogan Harris postgame
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While last night certainly won’t change the future of the Oakland Athletics, with the team officially moving to Las Vegas, it was a statement to the organization and Major League Baseball, who turned their back on the fans in Oakland when all they really wanted was a decent baseball team to watch each season.
The Philadelphia Phillies still have two more games against the Arizona Diamondbacks and will head to Oakland this weekend to face the red hot Athletics.
No word if the crowds will resemble last night, or if Athletics faithful used last night as their final stand against Josh Fisher’s tyranny over the organization and fanbase.