Jimmy Dykes wrote in his book that those blue laws for Sundays partially led to Connie Mack selling off alot of the star players in the early 30's. He also said fans stopped coming because what was the point of going if you knew they were going to win anyways. I know the Athletics eventually left Philadelphia due to money but it always seemed like the Phillies shoulda been the team to go. The A's had such a great history while the Phillies had hardly any history. After WW2 the phillies did start packing em in for awhile tho and i'm sure thats why they stayed. Was there any type of rivalry between the two teams like maybe how the Cubs and Sox have You would think there would be some diehard A's fans but you never really hear of em like old Giant or Dodger fans.
"(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack
"I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)