Dave Kaval needs to focus on important issues

July 9, 2020; Oakland, California, United States; Oakland Athletics president Dave Kaval watches during a Spring Training workout at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
July 9, 2020; Oakland, California, United States; Oakland Athletics president Dave Kaval watches during a Spring Training workout at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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One would imagine that Oakland A’s team president Dave Kaval would have a lot on his plate these days. Between trying to pick a city for the A’s, the Howard Terminal Project and the team’s flirtation with Las Vegas, and an outright revolt from the fans, Kaval should be a busy person.

That does not seem to be the case based on his Twitter feed. Instead, he is arguing with a seagull while pointing out that the Giants had empty seats during their series against the A’s.

Oakland A’s team president Dave Kaval proving how out of touch he is

The idea that Kaval is ripping any team for their attendance is laughable. The A’s have had a grand total of 55,598 fans in the ballpark over their seven games at the Coliseum. The Giants, meanwhile, had a total of 64,872 fans in attendance during their series against the A’s.

It is not hyperbolic to say that there are more feral cats than fans at the Coliseum these days. It certainly does not speak well to the state of the organization that a colony of cats is literally taking over the stadium. But, you know, picking a fight with a fake seagull is more important than fixing plumbing issues or actually addressing fan concerns with something other than “This is why we need a new stadium” tweets.

Maybe, somehow, Kaval thinks this will endear him to A’s fans once again. He can claim that he is standing up for the franchise and their fans, especially as the A’s were facing the cross bay rival Giants. But there is a drastic difference – the Giants are actually run by ownership that gives a damn and has not alienated their fanbase.

Kaval’s attempts are backfiring. They are pointing the finger back at him and the joke that the A’s ownership has become. He is doing absolutely nothing to change that or to give the fans a reason to have faith in the organization. Instead, he is focusing on the important issues, such as letting an internet seagull know there are half-eaten nachos in the dumpster. To be fair, the seagull may want to get there before ownership thinks that is sufficient fare for their minor leaguers…

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One would think that Dave Kaval would be trying to win back the Oakland A’s fanbase. Instead, he is fighting with an internet seagull. Priorities, right?

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