The best time to put that video on the A’s YouTube channel would have been before the lockout. Even if the video aired before he was traded, that would be acceptable. Instead, the video was aired on their channel on Monday – a week after Olson was traded to the Braves and subsequently signed an extension.
Oakland A’s show how clueless they really are with Matt Olson video
At least the A’s were smart enough to shut the comments off on the video. It is highly likely that they would have been swarmed with negative remarks, fans pointing out that Olson is gone, and that the A’s ownership does not have a major league mindset.
That was essentially the only intelligent thought when it came to posting that video. If they are going to use former players, why not use someone such as Dave Stewart or Rickey Henderson? Sticking a microphone in Jose Canseco’s face and letting him pontificate about Sasquatch, space aliens, time travel, and his petrol station would have made more sense than posting that video.
This video continues to show how tone deaf the organization is. We really should not be surprised; after all, the organization doubled ticket prices, went out of the way to alienate fans, whined about needing a new stadium, and then initiated a fire sale. That is really a great way to get what one wants.
Sometimes ideas need to be scrapped. Promotions are canceled after trades or other incidents. Then again, the A’s are cheap enough where they would probably keep an Olson/Chapman/Bassitt Bobblehead Night because they would not want to spend the money to send them back. The same could probably be said of the video. It has already been recorded and edited, so they were not getting the money back. May as well post it on YouTube and just shut off the comments.
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The Oakland A’s have the awareness of a doorstop at times. Posting a video with Matt Olson a week after he was traded truly takes the cake.