Major League Baseball should be embarrassed. The Chatham Athletics were so named long before Lew Wolfe owned the Oakland Athletics; in fact, all the Cape teams that have major league nicknames had them before the owners of the current franchises.
Baseball is supposed to promote, develop and expand the game. Apparently, some feel its more important to squeeze every last ounce of blood out of baseball for the good of millionaires and billionaires, then get out and care less what dies. That $100,000 grant sure means a lot to Carl Pohlad and Sam Zell, Drayton McLane and Mike Ilitch.
Pitiable. Bud Selig should have someone's head on this. If he cares.
Bravo. In addition to the Chatham A's, the Harwich Mariners have been around since 1930, 47 years prior to their Seattle cousins.