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On the Channel 5 noon news I heard one of the anchors saying "it's a new ballgame for the A's, but it might not be in Oakland", she also said that "Wolff does not plan on moving the team to San Jose" and after saying that she jokingly said "but he didn't say anything about not moving to Las Vegas". I wonder if Channel 5 and the rest of the media is anti-Oakland A's because they're making the new ownership seem bittersweet.
Yeah, I heard that too. It makes me sick. Fuck'em! Especially Barbara Rogers. She's a 49'er fan and doesn't hesitate to say shit about the Raiders.
Interesting, because they obviously hear only what they want to hear. If they read today's LA Times article, (surprisingly) they'll read Selig's comments where he pretty much says the concentration should be in Oakland, even if it takes longer than the year Wolff has mentioned. They would also read that the higher ups in mlb are not high on Las Vegas or Portland for future franchises. During the conference I heard no inference that the team would be looking elsewhere. I gues these same mediots sat on the air shedding tears when it looked the Giants were headed to Tampa Bay, too. It's called WC's envy. Their team has none and their best player is a cheater. Different strokes for different strokes in trying to overcome, I guess.
Does anyone have a link to that LA Times article?
Leave it to the Bay Area media to accent the negative. However, there was a quote by Wolff in the LA Times article the gave me pause:
oaklandfasho, go to the "Baseball" topic and you'll see the thread re the LA Times article; the poster gives the site there.
what else is new. don't freak about the media. they know nada, save beat writers. what really needs to happen is the ownership group and Jerry Brown need to get together and really focus on how a ballpark can revitalize the URBAN oakland community with new jobs, shops, etc...but again, with an URBAN east bay feel. I'm not down for the gentrified crap. Of course, wolff thinks the coli sight is the best location. Do you think it's b/c the land there is cheaper? Talk about a sterile location for a park. Jack london/lake merit would be a dream (except for the parking/traffic sitation).
I got more informative and timely reporting about the sale of the team and the positive intents of the new owner from the out of town LA Times, interesting.
will the coli remain? There'd be three facilities there. Pretty crowded.
Of course the coli will remain, we still have the Raiders.
Did anyone realize that the A's press conference was shown live on FSBA. Unfortunately, it was cut off at 11:30 after a half hour as FSBA had to run an infomercial. It is amazing how some of the media react so negatively. The conference was very positive and well presented by Wolff and Beane. Wolff is a breath of fresh air from a PR standpoint. We have to face the fact that most of the media are based in San Francisco and are pro Giants and anti A's. Despite the success of the Giants ,drawing 90% of capacity while televising almost every game and being financially successful with a new stadium, there is a genuine resentment of the A's by most of their fans and media supporters. They have an inferiority complex which necessitates their ridicule and outright lying about the A's. Although I am not a psychologist, I believe this behavior is attributable to the fact that the Giants played in an inferior facility for 40 years ( 1960 -1999); were rejected FOUR times by the electorate despite lobbying heavily for a new stadium; have not generally had the success of the A's in terms of winning Division, League or World Series titles, were outdrawn by the A's several times pre SBC Park and the A's have generally had more talented and entertaining teams. In other walks of life I brush these people people off as simply being sick. It is probably the right approach to take here too.
yeah, I would have to somewhat agree with you rono. I think another reason for the resentment is the fact that people are starting to realize that Oakland will not be the laughing stock of the Bay Area much longer. We have the location, the weather, and the diversity that most other cities in California, let alone the Bay Area does not have. We are also the only city in California besides L.A. to have 3 professional sports teams. Another thing that is not widely known is that Oakland is actually bigger than San Francisco in terms of area. The media realizes what Oakland has and is doing everything possible to stop Oakland from growing taller than the shadow that S.F. has had over us for decades.
I knew the conference was on FSNBA, only because I hunted for it, and not long before it came on, found a blurb re same in Steve Kroner's (sfgate) column. I was mad that they cut it off at 30 minutes. But at least got most of the good stuff.
Oakland has diversity. San Francisco has perversity
thank you for that Mr. Limbaugh
I can't think of one newcaster in the bay area that supports the A's.
You're right. When news people even casually mention baseball, it's always the gnats.
It sucks that KTVU is so pro-Gnats especially since their studio is based in Jack London Square area. Those Raiders who support the Gnats just like to wear black. Those newscasters just take the A's for granted like some people in the Bay Area.
Even though it may not make a difference, it's good to complain, instead of saying, "that's the way it is.."Call the station, let them know you want BOTH bay area teams represented!
"It sucks that KTVU is so pro-Gnats especially since their studio is based in Jack London Square area. Those Raiders who support the Gnats just like to wear black. Those newscasters just take the A's for granted like some people in the Bay Area."
KNBR and KTVU are share holders of the Giants organization, which constitutes a huge conflict of interests. Every A's fan should not only boycott those media but also write to their sponsors stating they will boycott their products.
What's really lousy is that if an A's fan wants to listen to sports talk, KNBR is the only choice.
Well, instead of A's fans listening and watching, maybe we should break some attendance records and actually go out to more games. I know I need to get out to more games because i'm starting to rely too much on Fox Sports Net when I wanna see a game.
I don't listen to KNBR or watch KTVU (except for when the A's are on channel 2) as it is, Lil.
"What's really lousy is that if an A's fan wants to listen to sports talk, KNBR is the only choice."
"On the Channel 5 noon news I heard one of the anchors saying "it's a new ballgame for the A's, but it might not be in Oakland", she also said that "Wolff does not plan on moving the team to San Jose" and after saying that she jokingly said "but he didn't say anything about not moving to Las Vegas". I wonder if Channel 5 and the rest of the media is anti-Oakland A's because they're making the new ownership seem bittersweet. "
"I doubt the anchor meant anything by it. First of all, she may have read something that a producer wrote for her. If she didn't write it, she may not know that much about baseball, but has heard the A's might move, so she just said what she knew about to have something to say."
Oaklandfasho, I go to many games-I'm mainly talking about them telling baseball scores. I actually hear more positive remarks about the A's on KHTK, in Sacramento! It's ridiculous to have JT The Brick on two bay area stations. He thinks being an announcer is to just yell, and talk fast.Yet, you have all these people calling him like he's the best sports announcer. He and Gary Radnich I avoid listening to..
dorrit, I wouldn't count Sac's 1140 as a "bay area" station.
Well, it looks like the A's will have to find another radio home. The religious group that bought 610 KFRC I read in the trib today that they won't renew the contract for the A's when the deal is up.
That news has been around for several weeks. I did read somewhere that an FM station is a possibility.
910 AM is a likely choice but has a weaker signal than 610. 1260 is just part of KOIT FM and would be a good choice. It seems to have a better signal than 910. 960 is another possibility as well as 1310. None is as good as 610.
910 does Stanford basketball. At least a little bit of a sports connection.
KHTK in Sacramento at least says SOME positive comments, or concern for the A's. Oh, the Razor and Mr. T ARE irritating as hell.
KFRC is part of Infinity Broadcasting, which in turn is owned by Viacom. Infinity's other Bay Area radio stations are:
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