Bay Bridge Series: A’s fans urge Giants fans to join relocation protest originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
With the Bay Bridge Series set to open Tuesday night at Oracle Park, Athletics fans delivered a curveball of sorts to unsuspecting Giants fans.
Rather than turn up the heat on the cross-bay rivalry, the A’s faithful are asking their Giants counterparts to join forces in a protest against A’s owner John Fisher and his plan to move the team to Las Vegas.
In a campaign dubbed “Unite the Bay,” the A’s contingency is hoping Giants fans will help spread their ongoing message to Fisher to sell the team in order to keep it in the Bay Area.
Tuesday night’s game at Oracle Park will be somewhat similar to a reverse boycott fans participated in at the Oakland Coliseum in June. A’s fans will hand out “Sell” T-shirts, this time in black rather than green.
Unite the Bay posters will include instructions to stand in silence during the top of the fifth inning and when to chant “sell the team.”
In June, the Nevada Legislature approved a hundred of millions of dollars to help fund a new A’s ballpark on the Las Vegas Strip. And while the move is poised to happen, A’s fans are not losing hope — they say they are going to “keep pushing, keep fighting until shovels are in the ground.”
The Bay Bridge Series games Tuesday and Wednesday are scheduled to start at 6:45 pm The series picks up again next month with two games in Oakland on Aug. 5-6.
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