29 June 2023
Andy Dolich and the exodus of Oakland sports teams
Sports executive Andy Dolich, co-author of the new book “Goodbye Oakland: Winning, Wanderlust, and a Sports Town’s Fight for Survival,” discusses Oakland’s bad sports luck. He talks about the exhilarating highs of victory and the painful lows of abandonment as the Raiders, the Warriors, and now the A’s, all depart for ostensibly greener pastures. Once a celebrated sports hub, Oakland boasted a remarkable collection of national titles, star athletes, and colorful personalities. So, what led to this decline? Furthermore, does Oakland hold any potential for a future in sports?