Oakland A’s already feeling out Las Vegas residents

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 22: General view of the Oakland Athletics logos in the dugout before the game against the San Francisco Giants at the Oakland Coliseum on July 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5 in 10 innings. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 22: General view of the Oakland Athletics logos in the dugout before the game against the San Francisco Giants at the Oakland Coliseum on July 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5 in 10 innings. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /
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The Oakland A’s are doing their best to play both sides of the stadium coin. While they have claimed that the Howard Terminal Project, and keeping the A’s in Oakland, as their preference, actions speak louder than words. They have continued to flirt with Las Vegas as well, with their list of preferred stadium destinations to be unveiled after the World Series.

A part of that flirtation involves finding out what the residents of Las Vegas think about the A’s potentially moving there. To that end, the Aviators, the A’s Triple-A team, sent out a survey to determine how their fans would feel about a major league team moving to the city.

It never ends with the Oakland A’s

It was easy to start to feel good about the Howard Terminal Project. The vote on October 26 was in favor of moving forward, making it more likely that the A’s would remain in Oakland. Despite additional hurdles that need to be overcome, and a final binding agreement still some time away, there was light at the end of the tunnel.

But this is the A’s ownership. They cannot let anyone have hope for a better future without doing their part to destroy as much of their fanbase as possible. As it is, ownership raised ticket prices, eliminated popular programs, and have continued to cry poverty when it comes to building the roster or keeping the core together.

So why wouldn’t they send this survey out now? Why wouldn’t they wait until it seemed as though there was progress on keeping the A’s in Oakland? Ownership clearly does not care as long as they can line their pockets with as much money as possible.

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It is not a surprise that the Oakland A’s are feeling out Las Vegas residents about relocation. The surprise is that it took so long.

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