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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence, — The Oakland A’s are packing their bags, again. The team has purchased a 49-acre plot of land in Southern Nevada, just west of the Las Vegas Strip, with the intention to build a ballpark there.

The site, owned by Station Casinos parent company Red Rock Resorts, sits at Dean Martin Drive and Tropicana Avenue.

A’s owner John Fisher has spent the past decade alienating fans by openly shopping the team to Las Vegas and letting the roster and its infrastructure crumble in the meantime.

“We recognize that this is very hard to hear,” the A’s wrote in a statement. “We are disappointed that we have been unable to achieve our shared vision of a waterfront ballpark. As we shift our focus to Vegas, we will continue to share details about next steps.”

The A’s have a long tradition of winning on a low payroll. The problem is they are no longer winning, just 3-16 this season. So it goes. Yet another Oakland owner heads off to Vegas, looking to hit a jackpot.

It’s so sad. What’s next, the Oakland Outlaws Bay Area Derby roller team

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