The Sunday column by San Francisco Chronicle sports editor Al Saracevic featured a blistering attack on A's owners Lew Wolff and John Fisher. But what made the scathing critique unique was that it wasn't just the opinions of a columnist; Saracevic sought out longtime A's season-ticket owners and let the fans' angry criticisms speak for themselves. Take Steve Eigenberg, who told the Chronicle he's been going to A's games since April 17, 1968. Eigenberg, 59, said: "Winning should be a commitment, as well as making money. Instead, this current ownership is hell-bent on getting out of here. I hope this is not a long-term ownership group. I hope the other owners will tell them to sell the thing."
Up next were Dave Filipek, 68, and John Einstos, 58. The Chron said the longtime friends and A's fans are "angry" because they've seen Wolff and Fisher run the team into the ground. Einstos said: "A baseball team is the heart of a municipality. It's more than a business. But they treat it like a business."