Unlike many in Oakland, A's reliever Liam Hendriks is not too upset that the Warriors are leaving the East Bay for Chase Center in San Francisco next season.
Hendriks revealed to The Athletic's Ethan Strauss that following the exploits of his now-former neighbors hasn't been much of a priority because the Warriors "treated us like s--t over here."
“When the Warriors sucked and the A’s were good, the A’s would give them tickets,” Hendriks told Strauss. “When the Warriors became good they decided to cut all ties and become a--holes. So, no love lost for them leaving.”
The A's and Warriors simultaneously called the Coliseum complex home through parts of four decades, although the A's moved to the Coliseum five years before the Warriors moved to the building later known as Oracle Arena in 1971.
Though the A's will outlast the Warriors at the site, how much longer remains to be seen. The A's are seeking to build a waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal in time for the 2023 season.
The Warriors will be well-established in San Francisco by then, and the Raiders, the A's current Coliseum co-tenants, will be playing in another state. Hendriks said he wasn't too distraught about the Silver and Black heading to Las Vegas, either.
“We can make some improvements after they leave,” Hendriks told Strauss. “We can take their clubhouse because their clubhouse is way nicer than ours.”