Oakland Athletics

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Oakland Athletics
Oakland athletics.png
Established in 2017
Names
  • Oakland Athletics (2017-present)
  • Kansas City Royals (2017-2017)
Other Nicknames
  • Swingin' A's
  • White Elephants
Ballpark
Owner/GM
MLR Titles
Paper Cup titles (0) None
American League Pennants (1) 2017
West Division titles (0) None
Wild card berths (0) None

The Oakland Athletics are an American professional redditball franchise based in Oakland, California. They are in Major League Redditball's American League, and are one of the twelve Inaugural teams in the league. They were created by ShockerSeahawkRoyal as the Kansas City Royals before moving to Oakland before Session 4.

2017 season[edit]

Kansas City[edit]

The Kansas City Royals were one of the first teams to be granted admittance into the league. Despite a solid draft, the Royals got off to a shaky start, losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 in Session 1 before beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in Session 2. It was then that the GM, known around the league as Brent, approached the Office of the Commissioner and informed them that he had time constraints precluding him from continuing as a GM and that he wished to rejoin the league as a player.

The Commissioners approached Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Grey Goose McGillicuddy, who had belatedly applied to be a GM before the season, and offered him the team, an offer which McGillicuddy accepted. In their first game under his leadership, which would prove to be their last in Kansas City, the Royals handed the Houston Astros their first loss, beating them 3-1.

Move to Oakland[edit]

Amid rumors that the New York Mets were considering a move to Milwaukee, the Office of the Commissioner approached McGillicuddy and informed him that, by taking a team vote, he may be allowed to move the Royals to Oakland, a move already planned for after the season. A vote began immediately in the Royals Discord, and was passed fewer than ten hours later, the deciding vote cast by Max Wasson.

On the evening of Monday, September 18th, commissioner and Phillies GM J.A. Bird announced the move to the public, and the Royals officially ceased to exist.

Oakland[edit]

Newly renamed and relocated, the A's broke in their new identity on the road against the Minnesota Twins, a game which also featured Hudson Quin in his Twins debut. Despite early disappearances by multiple A's and a late inning resurgence by the Twinkies, Oakland beat Minnesota 3-2 on the back of a Sal Shark two run home run in the top of the sixth.

Hot off of two victories as two different teams, the A's went back to Oakland for their second home opener of the season, hosting the Atlanta Braves in Session 5.

Roster[edit]

As of the 2017 season, Session 4

Pitchers
1st 2nd 3rd
Starters Sal Shark Jay Schwizzle --


Position Players
Position Starter Secondary Tertiary
Catcher Art Zyz Justin Virga --
First Baseman Caleb VanVacter -- --
Second Baseman Kid Notcher Max Wasson I.M. Robbot
Third Baseman Bobson Dugnutt Sonny Scheim --
Shortstop Graham Othrie -- --
Left fielder Blue Moon Barthelemy -- --
Center fielder Rick Gymnast Nostradamus Racco --
Right fielder Boaty McBoatface -- --