Letter: Oakland A's coverage questioned
Does the Appeal-Democrat consider the Oakland A's a second-class ball team?
My blood began to boil again on June 22 as I read the sports section of the A-D.
The A's had swept one of the best teams in baseball; although the San Francisco Giants had not played the previous day, the Giants had a lengthy article on Page B2, whereas the A's were again featured in the back section.
The A-D consistently buries the Oakland A's articles on the third or fourth page of the sports section while the Giants are on the sport section's front page.
Additionally, the coverage of the A's is almost always less in terms of depth and details. This biased reporting has gone on for at least the past several years.
Let's state some facts: Both teams have been in Northern California for quite a number of years. The Giants arrived in 1958 and the A's in 1968.
The driving distance to both ballparks is about 120 miles. Although the Giants won the World Series in 2010, the A's have been to six World Series and won four of them. The Giants have a slightly better record this year, but the A's are a young and exciting team.
I can only assume that A-D sports staff are Giant fans. I think it is important to be fair to your readers and give equal coverage to two great baseball franchises.
Rudy Bernal Jr.