Oakland A’s Minor Leaguers Meals Bring Back Fyre Fest Flashbacks

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 4: Royals vs. Athletics: Royals Brayan Pena batting looks at a incoming fastball from As Brett Anderson with runner at first. On August 4 2010 at Coliseum Oakland California.


The Oakland A’s minor leaguers aren’t very happy with the meals they’re being served. And after photos were shared on social media, it brought back memories of the epic failure known as Fyre Fest.

The Twitter account Advocates for Minor Leaguers, which pushes for fair pay in baseball’s minor league systems, shared the meals.

“Players in the Oakland A’s organization shared these photos of their recent post-game meals,” the account said. “No employer would serve these meals to employees they care about. Why are the A’s serving them to their future Major Leaguers?”

The meals included a “cheese sandwich” which was one slice of processed cheese between two slices of bread with a single leaf of lettuce and slice of tomato, while the other was some sort of chicken wrap that had peppers and two tiny chicken bites.

A’s president Dave Kaval responded after the tweet went viral, saying it was “unacceptable” and that the organization ended its contract with the food vendor, according to ESPN.

The response from Kaval was appreciated by the advocacy group.

“I appreciate Mr. Kaval’s prompt acknowledgement that these meals are unacceptable and his promise to do better going forward. Unfortunately, this is far from an isolated incident in Minor League baseball. Each and every day, I hear directly from players about the myriad ways in which they are being mistreated. While players are too scared to speak publicly, for fear of retaliation, their stories need to be heard. I would welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with Mr. Kaval or any other MLB representative who would like to hear these stories and work together to better the game of baseball for players at all levels.”

Score that as a win for the players.

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