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Former Player Rips Oakland Owner John Fisher In Retirement Video: ‘Sell the team, dude’

Oct 21, 2023, 2:15 PM

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 28: Shea Langeliers #23 and Trevor May #65 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after the game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on September 28, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Athletics defeated the Twins 2-1.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics reliever Trevor May ripped Oakland owner John Fisher and implored him to sell the franchise while announcing his retirement Monday in an empassioned video message.

“Sell the team, dude. … Sell it, man,” May said in a video posted on his Twitch stream. “Let someone who actually, like, takes pride in the things they own, own something. There’s actually people who give a s— about the game. Let them do it. Take mommy and daddy’s money somewhere else, dork.”

Fisher’s parents founded Gap, Inc., and Fisher became majority owner of the A’s in 2005. He is attempting to relocate the A’s to Las Vegas after talks for a new stadium in the Bay Area fell through, prompting outrage and protests from fans in Oakland.

The A’s have also routinely ranked near the bottom in MLB in payroll. The club finished 50-112 this season, by far the worst record in baseball.

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“If you’re going to be a greedy f—, own it,” May said. “There’s nothing weaker than being afraid of cameras. … Do what you’re going to do, bro. Whatever, you’re a billionaire, they exist, you guys have all this power — you shouldn’t have any because you haven’t earned any of it, but anyway, whatever.”

May confirmed his retirement plans Tuesday in a text message to The Associated Press and declined to expand further on his frustrations with Fisher. After a rough stretch in mid-April, the pitcher missed more than a month with what the team called “issues related to anxiety.”

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“I have decided to step away from the game and that decision has come from a place of peace that I was able to find through all of the trials and support that I received this year,” May said Tuesday.

The 34-year-old May spent his first six seasons with the Minnesota Twins before two seasons with the New York Mets. He was 4-4 with a 3.28 ERA and 21 saves with 49 appearances for the A’s last season. In his last 15 outings, he went 1-0 with nine saves and 0.00 ERA.

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Former Player Rips Oakland Owner John Fisher In Retirement Video: ‘Sell the team, dude’