Everyone had hoped that the talk about the Oakland A’s relocating was over. The Environmental Impact Report had given the green light to the Howard Terminal Project and ownership was looking to have a vote on a binding resolution as soon as possible. It seemed as though the A’s would remain in Oakland after all.
Until that happens, there is still a chance that everything will fall through. That makes moments such as this, when a member of the A’s front office posted a “Let’s go A’s” message against a backdrop of Las Vegas, something to pay attention to.
Let’s not start the Oakland A’s to Las Vegas stuff again
It makes sense for the A’s to hedge their bets. They have seen their hopes for a new ballpark run into numerous obstacles over the years. Although the finish line is in sight, and there is more hope for the A’s to get their wish, nothing is certain until the pen is put to the paper.
However, moments such as this, when a seemingly innocent message from a member of the A’s front office happens to be set against a photo of Las Vegas, will spark speculation. Are the A’s really as committed to Oakland as they claim? Are they willing to walk away even if that binding resolution passes?
This is the problem with social media. There could be any number of reasons as to why this person was in Las Vegas, from being on official team business to simply going on vacation. But until something officially happens with a new stadium, posts such as that will lead to speculation.
A member of the Oakland A’s front office posted a message with an image of Las Vegas as the background. It just throws more fuel on the relocation fire.