A lifelong Philly baseball fan says the city should make a pitch to the city’s former American League team to return to Philadelphia.
Sure, the Phillies have been a half decent team for the past few years. But a couple of World Series wins can’t compare to the illustrious history of the Phiadelphia Athletics. The A’s were city’s American League team until 1954 before they moved to Kansas City and then Oakland.
From 1901 to 1954, the A’s won 9 American League Pennants and 5 World Series. But in recent years, the Oakland A’s have been plagued by poor attendance, and officials say they may move to nearby San Jose.
That’s where J.T. Ramsay comes in. The lifelong Philly baseball fan says the city should seize the opportunity and make a pitch to the A’s to return to Philadelphia.
“They were the premiere team in the city. It’s a team that has several dynasties. This is not something that the Phillies in any epoch can lay claim to. You know, it was a team that captured the city’s imagination, from the stadium to their title runs, until they were unceremoniously shipped to Kansas City.”
Ramsay admits there are no investors and no momentum from officials to bring back the team, but he remains optimistic. His ‘Bring Your A’s Game’ Facebook page has more than 600 supporters.