Dave Kaval threatening Oakland with relocation yet again
By David Hill
At this point in time, just about everyone outside of the Oakland A’s are fed up with Dave Kaval. His position as a mouthpiece for ownership, and his constant flirtation with Las Vegas, have made him one of the more hated people in the franchise. It is a drastic change for someone who had once been viewed as a possible saviour for the organization.
It certainly does not help that Kaval has essentially kept threatening the city of Oakland, telling the City Council that unless they acquiesce to the A’s demands, they are heading to Las Vegas. That soon-to-be-announced plot of land that they are looking to purchase will just push the team further along the relocation road.
Dave Kaval repeating same tired threats
Kaval is now repeating that same tired script. He tweeted out an article from the Wall Street Journal saying that Oakland is on its last strike as a sports town with the ever-present “Howard Terminal or Bust” line.
We all know what the “or Bust” part means. Unless the A’s get their way, and the Howard Terminal Project happens how they want it to, they are heading elsewhere. Progress is being made, but the A’s wandering eyes are looking to be as far away as possible once the lease on the Coliseum comes to an end.
And at that point in time, they may be as far away from Oakland as they can get as well. It seems clear that ownership wants to go to Las Vegas regardless of what Oakland may offer. After all, they can squeeze more money out of Las Vegas and that is truly what matters to John Fisher and his bottom line.
At some point, this saga will be over. The A’s will either have their new ballpark at Howard Terminal or will end up in Las Vegas as they desire. At least at that point, Kaval’s veiled threats will be over and done.
Dave Kaval has once again said it is “Howard Terminal or Bust for the Oakland A’s. It is time that he breaks out a new script.