Concept for a new banner at the Coliseum – 4/21/2020

Greetings all, Cpl RFA checking in. I hope all of you are staying safe and still practicing social distancing during these trying times. I’m still taking my break from social media while the Shelter In Place in the Bay Area is in affect to focus on keeping an eye on family members at this time, but thought I would pop in to share an idea that I came up with a while back.

As many of you may know, there is still a Raiders (or TRaiders, as some of us refer to them now…..for the 2nd time in some fans’ cases) banner hanging on the back side of Mt. Davis at the Coliseum. The banner was scheduled to be taken down once the Raiders had decided not to use their final one year option for Oakland, but has not been removed yet due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. So, based on knowing from the A’s plans are in the works to replace that “TRaiders” banner with an A’s related one, I figured I would throw the A’s Front Office a bone with a concept for said new banner, which I will share with y’all now:

Knowing from previous statements Dave Kaval has made about the A’s wanting to pay homage to the Philly Era of the franchise more, I put this together and sent a copy to “Rock Star” and front office member Warren Chu. The idea is based around the A’s banner that hangs on the back side of Mt. Davis with the 4 World Series Titles the team has won in Oakland listed on it. So I figured, “Why not make something similar to replace the Raider banner with and show the 5 titles the A’s won during their 50+ year run in Philadelphia?” Makes the most since and it plays right into the plan on honoring that timeframe in the franchise’s history. It was fitting to know also that some within the front office had also suggested a plan similar to my concept, so glad to see I wasn’t the only person thinking about going this route.

Until next time: take care, stay safe, and, as always, StAy OAklAnd my friends!

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1 Response to Concept for a new banner at the Coliseum – 4/21/2020

  1. Pingback: 1929 Major League Baseball: map with crests & uniforms, final standings and stats leaders; champions: Philadelphia Athletics. With illustrated article: The 1929 and 1930 Philadelphia Athletics: the most overlooked team in baseball history. – bil

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