That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary: A’s Annual Fan Fest is held at Jack London Square, a good time was had by all

January 28, 2017

MLB, Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt, right, and pitcher John Axford, far right, sign autographs for fans during the annual Oakland A’s FanFest at Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group

By Jerry Feitelberg and Amaury Pi Gonzalez

OAKLAND- The A’s held their annual fan fest at Jack London Square in Oakland for the first time since 1999. The A’s, with new team president, Dave Kaval, made the fans in attendance hoping that they would see a turnaround similar to the one that took place in 2011 when Joe Lacob and Peter Guber took control over the Warriors.

Attendance at the event was about 15,00, and the A’s did not charge anything to be there. There were food trucks, and the fans were able to stuff their faces for free. There was, without any doubt, a lot of goodwill toward the fans. The fans are hoping that the front office won’t trade away the best players for prospects and that the team will be playoff contenders again. General Manager David Forst told the throng that he wants to have ace pitcher, Sonny Gray, be with the team for the next 10 years. The fans are holding their collective breaths on that statement.

New team President, Dave Kaval said the team will make an announcement regarding a stadium within the next year. The three options under consideration are the Oakland Coliseum if and when the Raiders decide to go to Las Vegas. The second option is at Laney College, and the number three is Howard Terminal. Kaval stated that the A’s are evaluating transportation options at ll three sites. Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf, is a huge proponent of the Howard Terminal location.

Jerry Feitelberg is the Oakland A’s beat writer for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Oakland A’s Spanish radio voice, the vice president of the MLB Hispanic Heritage Museum, and does News and Commentary each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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