The A’s have set the Twittersphere alight once again.
This time, it doesn’t have to do with Dave Kaval trolling A’s fans or an update on the new stadium. No, it has to do with the beloved epic fail known as Fyre Fest.
Tuesday afternoon, an organization called Advocates for Minor Leaguers shared these photos of some paltry postgame meals served up to A’s farmhands. It prompted a response from A’s president Dave Kaval, who was swift to pin the responsibility on a third-party vendor that has since been dismissed.
This was totally unacceptable. When we found out several weeks ago we terminated the third party vendor. We apologize to our players, staff, and coaches. We will redouble our efforts to provide the best options for our team at every level. https://t.co/yPzVWiCx1D
— Dave Kaval (@DaveKaval) June 2, 2021
Naturally, folks started tweeting about Fyre Fest.
Back in 2017, the fraudulent music festival touted by celebs with a dumb (but effective) orange square ended up with hundreds of marooned would-be festival go-ers. Instead of Ja Rule, sick eco-friendly yurts and gourmet meals, they were left with *gasp* no Ja Rule, low-quality wind-blown tents and sandos like these.
The subsequent documentary elevated Fyre Fest to meme status, so of course the A’s MiLB pics went viral.
It’s worth noting that these pictures are supposedly from earlier this season, but this is still hilarious. Whenever the A’s and this guy are connected it’s probably not ideal.
Every time Fyre Fest starts trending I just think of the “I almost sucked dick for water” dude pic.twitter.com/7IRYhjash8
— TokenBK (@TokenBK1) June 2, 2021
The A’s initially vowed to stop paying their minor leaguers last summer but reversed course when they caught public flack. You have to wonder if the bare bones budget is still an issue with pics like this, though.
Another knock to the A’s PR image for casual baseball fans, whose first (only?) impressions of the franchise are that it is: A) Poor. B) Moving to Vegas.