Sooner or later after the Nevada legislature handed a bill to fund a stadium for the Oakland A’s in Las Vegas, Main League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred upset followers together with his feedback to The Athletic’s Evan Drellich.
“I really feel sorry for the followers in Oakland,” Manfred said. “I feel the true query is that, what was it that Oakland was ready to do? They by no means bought to some extent the place they’d a plan to construct a stadium at any website. And it isn’t simply [A’s owner] John Fisher. The group has to supply assist and sooner or later you come to the belief it isn’t going to occur.”
The remark comes on the heels of a “reverse boycott” held by A’s followers earlier this week, the place practically 28,000 followers (virtually 20,000 greater than their per recreation common this season) packed the stadium to voice their want for Fisher to promote the crew quite than relocate.
Manfred additionally responded to the protest.
“It was nice to see what’s, this 12 months, virtually a mean MLB crowd within the facility for one night time.”