It's time to put on those tin foil hats and talk conspiracy theories.
In the season before the Anaheim Angels became the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Halos seem to wear their red tops frequently on the road. The red tops said "Angels" while the greys said "Anaheim." A few Angels fans had noticed that the Angels had de-emphasized Anaheim in all of their marketing.
Once the name change was made, it seemed that the Angels wore their road greys more often now that it reads "Angels."
Ladies and gentlemen, it's now our turn. In this young campaign, the A's have yet to wear their road greys with "Oakland" on it. Here's some photoghraphic proof:
Is this due to an uncertainty of a future in Oakland for A's?
A caller asked Robert Buan why is it that the A's have yet to wear their road greys, Buan gave an answer that sounded a little too defensive for me to believe.
He ended his answer with "NO CONSPIRACY THEORY HERE." Instead of easing my suspicions he actually made them deeper.
Buan countered that jersey choice has always been the perogative of the starting pitcher he even said it could have been a superstition of some sort. But the mojo theory doesn't hold water with the A's losing with the green tops on thursday.
Although it is the starting pitcher's choice, isn't it possible for Lew Wolff to hang out with the team in the clubhouse one day and say, "hey guys, I'd really like it for you to wear the green tops on the road more often this year." With Wolff being the one signing the paychecks that suggestion would carry a lot more weight.
Still, Buan's response to the question didn't sit well with me, I think he's bad at lying.