The Oakland A’s are averaging 7,942 fans per home game so far this season, by far the worst mark in Major League Baseball. Yet, A’s President Dave Kaval seems to be more interested in how many people are attending games across the Bay.
In a bizarre string of tweets, Kaval complained about how the local media is not covering the Giants attendance issues, retweeting multiple photos showing a sparse crowd at Oracle Park for the first game of the Bay Bridge Series on Tuesday.
Kaval tagged multiple Bay Area reporters, and even responded to an account called “Oracle Park Seagull”, as he apparently tried to make the case that the media is favoring the Giants by not covering their attendance issues in the same way they are covering the lack of fans at the Oakland Coliseum.
One problem with that argument: The Giants are averaging 32,184 fans per game so far this season, good for 11th most in MLB. San Francisco is averaging just over 20,000 less fans per game than the number of A’s fans who have visited the Coliseum for all their games this year combined (55,598).
Here’s just a sampling of Kaval’s performance on Tuesday night.