while i thought you were done with this conversation, i will be happy to answer that.
First of all i know a lot of people from the East Bay who aren't A's fans, there is nothing saying you have to like the local team. I was born in LA and lived in Long Beach until i was about 5 then my family moved to Milpitas which is where my dad grew up, we have lived in the bay area ever since, though i do have a lot of family from LA, and we would go back every summer and for Christmas etc, so i went to a lot of sporting events in LA, such as the lakers, raiders etc.
Well of course winning will sell more tickets, it's true of any team. Let us not forget that the A's still didn't draw too well when they were winning 100 games a year. But having more locals as fans would also sell more tickets. There are several factors that go into fan attendance: Winning, market demographics, stadium, local interest in the sport, stadium location, population density near the stadium, transportation, local competition, marketing, etc.
You're entitled to your opinion, but there's no way to know if that was their real motive.
Last edited by Cheezombie; 02-01-2013 at 08:16 PM.