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    FrankApr 25, 2024 at 2:14 pm

    I think the people of Sacramento deserve better than what the short stay A’s will bring. You will enjoy 3 years of professional baseball then what there will be a emptiness. You want a major league team then pony up billions of dollars of taxpayers money to build one. You will never get the return on your investment and have no garuntees that the team will stay.

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    FredApr 25, 2024 at 12:42 pm

    This writer is pathetic! If you choose to write an article on the Oakland pro sport franchise demise (0 for 3) then do some research. The Oakland politicians have been dragging their feet about building a stadium for the Raiders and A’s for over 20 years. The A’s haven’t signed and kept good players mainly because they can’t afford them with the paltry revenue stream the Coliseum has. Oakland pols also botched the latest deal to keep the A’s in Oaland by insisting on large low income housing around the proposed ballpark. Why should Sacramento snub the A’s? Sac is a great sports town with perfect t-shirt weather for baseball. Everyone have talked to is excited about them coming here. Seems like this writer has a different agenda here. Why stick up for Oakland which is run by a wacko bunch helping to ruin the city?

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    TonyApr 25, 2024 at 8:24 am

    The short sidedness of this article just shows how the writer clearly has no understanding of the positive impact a professional sport teams can have on a community. You’re implying that if Sacramento has a chance to land the A’s permanently then they should roll out the red carpet but not for a temporary stay. If Sacramento shows the ability to support the A’s, even temporarily, this puts the city as a front runner for expansion or relocation. Sacramento is still not seen as a major sports market and will never be considered as such without an opportunity to show what it can do.

    Employing that Oakland has supported any franchise (with the poor attendance over the years for bothe the A’s and Raiders) to no avail and that Sacramento would fall victim to the same is ridiculous. The A’s in Sacramento, even temporarily, gives this city a chance to show what we can do and open doors for future sport franchises.

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    MagnificoApr 25, 2024 at 6:39 am

    I hope this tantrum made you feel better. Other than that your whining has no impact whatsoever. Looking forward to warm summer nights watching the A’s in Sacramento. You can stay home and pout.

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    Green Mountain BoyApr 24, 2024 at 9:03 pm

    I became an A’s fan in 1977, my first baseball season in the Bay Area. Both the A’s and the Giants were very mediocre that year. But the A’s, in my opinion, played better ball. They were more exciting to watch and the few fans that came to watch were much more enthusiastic than those at Candlelstick. They got better and better. I went to my first playoff game in 1981 and became a season ticket holder in 1987. I was treated to 3 World Series in 1988, 89 and 90, with a most enjoyable sweep of the Giants in 89. The Hass family were wonderful owners and wonderful for baseball. This complete clown, Fisher, is a piece of crap. And so is Manfred for completely ignoring that fact. Fisher is the reason fans don’t attend. He cares nothing about baseball, nothing about the fans and nothing about putting a competitive team on the field. He doesn’t deserve to own the A’s. I sincerely hope he fails miserably in Vegas, if he even gets there.

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    David WApr 24, 2024 at 5:36 pm

    As an A’s fan since the 70’s, I have attended many games at the Collisiem. To have a MLB team in Sacramento would be a plus from my view point. It would add to our Community revenues in West Sacramento and Old Town. It would also show that Sac town is a great city to support a Major League Baseball Team. Even though the A’s is a temp-team, it will showcase our city as a Gem for future possibilities. We should show how supportive we are in our community for our future as a city for prosperity and entertainment for big leaguers.

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    EricApr 24, 2024 at 3:41 pm

    You need to do a little research. The attendance since 88 about 24000 per game, far far from sell outs. When they were in the World series or playoffs for that matter they averaged about 28000 fans. A simple google search would help you get your facts straight. I can’t wait for them to get out of that crap fest city of Oakland. The so called fans in Oakland aren’t hurting the owner. They are hurting the players that need our support. The worthless protesters in Oakland are to stupid to see they are not hurting Fisher. Have whatever view of Fisher you want. I don’t go to games for him. The only sad part about them going to Vegas is that I probably won’t see many game in person. I wish they would have built a stadium in Sac Town. So, for 3 years anyway I will be at a lot of games.

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    David HyltonApr 24, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    Welcome the A’s! Sell the stadium out. This is about Sacramento and a trial run at one of the two expansion teams in the MLB. Show we’ll and we could have everyday MLB in Sacramento. It’s not about the A’s, it is about Sacramento.

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    PGApr 24, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    WEST SACRAMENTO!!!!
    Stay home then.

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    WilliamApr 24, 2024 at 11:44 am

    Agree the A’s belong on Oakland and I live in las vegas

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    DanApr 24, 2024 at 7:17 am

    Hot take! Sacramento sports fans don’t want a major league team to move to town! Come on. This is an opportunity for our city and region that should be embraced! I am an A’s fan living in Sacramento. I was born here. I was also born long ago enough to know the Kings weren’t an expansion team, and they came from Kansas City, which to this day doesn’t have an NBA franchise. I’m old enough to know that the A’s moved to Oakland from the same town, Kansas City, and promptly won three World Series in the Bay Area. I also know that Oakland ever strongly supporting the A’s is a fairy tale. There was never consistently strong support. Shortly after winning three championships, the A’s were playing in front of smallish crowds in the 70s and 80s. The presence of the A’s nearby even made a Giants move out of SF tenable. The Bay Area market is stretched having two major league teams.

    Sacramento is the x-factor in all this. We are an under-served community for professional sports. Our residents support the Bay Area teams and prop up their attendance. Yet, we time and time again beat ourselves down, saying we shouldn’t go after other pro sports opportunities. The A’s coming here is an opportunity, and makes more sense than moving to over-saturated and untested sports markets in the relatively tiny Las Vegas media market. Indeed, the A’s coming to the growing and already large Sacramento area makes more sense than staying in Oakland. As an A’s fan, I believe this is our best shot at keeping the team here in NorCal. We just need to realize our own worth and boost our region.

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    SalApr 24, 2024 at 2:05 am

    Different team owners have tried to get a stadium built for approximately 25 years. The liberal policies and nonsense of trying to do business in California made it impossible and now all in that area are blaming athletics owner. The team moving is a direct result of radical California policies that forced teams hand

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    Ajo KnoblauchApr 23, 2024 at 4:53 pm

    Sell the Team, Fisher!

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      FredApr 26, 2024 at 8:11 am

      Sell the Oakland politicians. They’re the buffoons that lost 3 treasured franchises!

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    HarryApr 23, 2024 at 4:36 pm

    The team is Oakland’s who have two sites right now for the A’s to build a stadium and over 1 billion for the Howard terminal site, The A’s ownership is just using Sacramento like it used Oakland and will use Vegas for the most money they can get, the Oakland A’s fans mean nothing,Can you imagine how the Kings fans would feel if someone stole their team ? A frustrated Oakland A’s fan

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