There's very little happening with the Oakland Athletics this week. We're still waiting on John Fisher to reveal the ballpark renderings for their new park in Las Vegas, though there's no word on when that might happen.
Fisher and the A's announced that they had scheduled a ballpark reveal press conference on Dec. 4. The event was postponed, allegedly to allow the city to mourn the loss of two state police officers who were tragically killed in the line of duty.
Now, as life has moved forward in Las Vegas and elsewhere, we're nearly four weeks past the originally scheduled release date and there's been no communication from Fisher or the A's about any plans to rescuedule the event.
Many fans have questioned whether the renderings actually exist
Fisher claims that the renderings have been submitted to the league, but it's strange that they haven't brought them into the public eye.
One would think that if you were designing a billion dollar sports facility that's designed to elicit interest and excitement from a completely new fanbase, you'd want to make a show of your ideas.
You'd want them to think you have an amazing plan for the facility that will improve the economic capacity of the surrounding area, one that will amaze fans in a city known for its eccentricity and bustling downtown area.
However, Fisher has cooped himself up inside his home, alongside his art collection, and completely ignored any outside noise. It's just such a strange sequence of events, for them to announce the reveal then immediately cancel the event, and completely ignore the matter for weeks on end.
It's possible that someone in the league office didn't approve of the renderings and they're working with the architect on a redesign. It's hard to fathom what the issue would be and honestly seems more likely that the renderings either don't exist or only exist in a partial capacity.
John Fisher has never been a sound business man, at least not from a baseball perspective. He was born into wealth that he never earned and has squandered any faith he ever had with the fanbase of the baseball team he owns.
Nobody is going to give Fisher the benefit of the doubt when it comes to anything related to the Las Vegas relocation, outside of certain people who work directly beneath him and a handful of legislators in Nevada.
Fans will rightfully mock him and suggest that the renderings don't exist. And honestly, even when the renderings are revealed he'll get mocked all the same. We're all right to do so given what he's done to this franchise.