A’s president Dave Kaval loves to troll the Giants and their fans.
So when the Giants blew a five-run ninth-inning lead Friday night and lost 8-7 in extra innings to the A’s at Oracle Park, Kaval took the opportunity to get in a shot at fans in San Francisco.
Sorry Dave, but Giants fans aren’t jumping on the bandwagon of a team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1989, and hasn’t gotten out of the Wild Card Game the last two years.
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Also, a majority of Market Street in San Francisco now is car-free thanks to the Better Market Street project, which was implemented at the end of January. So Kaval would be unsuccessful if he tried to drive the A’s bandwagon down the major thoroughfare.
At the end of June, Kaval poked fun at the Giants by tweeting that the A’s would have a fan section of cardboard cut-outs at the Oakland Coliseum, and that it would be in prime seagull territory.
In the past, Kaval has led an “armada” of A’s fans on kayaks into McCovey Cove, and he even set up a program where Giants fans could exchange their SF hats for A’s hats.
Kaval is riding high right now. The A’s (14-6) have the best record in the American League, while the Giants (8-13) hold the second-worst record in the National League.
We’ll see who gets the last laugh when the playoffs roll around for the A’s.
Dave Kaval trolls Giants fans after A’s comeback 8-7 extra-inning win originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area