‘I love the A’s, I love Oakland’ — Jon Gruden backs the green and gold

Raiders head coach lends support to neighboring club

Karl Buscheck
September 28, 2018 - 1:05 pm

The longer the Oakland A’s season rolls on, the longer the Raiders have to make do with a dirt infield.

Jon Gruden, noted fan of all things Oakland, isn’t sweating the delay. He hopes for nothing but good things for manager Bob Melvin’s wild-card club.

“I’m rooting for the A’s, man. I’m rooting for the A’s,” Gruden told reporters on Friday. “I love the A’s. I love Oakland. Coach Melvin’s a friend of mine. (He’s) done a heckuva job, a hell of a job.

As the standings currently go, the A’s will visit the Yankees for the win-or-go-home showdown on Oct. 3 in New York.

“I plan on getting out there and rooting for the A’s. I hope everyone does.”

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