This idea popped into my head after seeing that Jose Canseco was selling his 89 World Series ring on EBay. (thanks, Zonis)
Would AN be willing to give money to try and buy back Canseco's ring? I'm not sure it's realistic to raise over $30,000 in two days, but maybe you'd be willing to give to the cause to preserve A's history.
What if we bought the ring and returned it to the Oakland Athletics? We'd present it back to them so they could put it on display.
Let me know what you think about the idea as soon as possible. If so, I'll put up a donate button for PayPal and we'll see what we can do.
I think it's a travesty and would love to do something about it.