Lew Wolff’s payroll-slashing couldn’t stop the 2012 A’s. His constant threats to move to San Jose, or hilariously, Fremont, were ignored by the 2012 A’s. Even when Wolff replaced the team plane with a bus, and the team’s whirlpool tub with a washtub attached to an outboard motor, the 2012 A’s kept winning.
But they couldn’t overcome Wolff’s ultimate moment of hubris: announcing he’d remove the tarps that cover the stadium’s third deck, for an ALCS that hadn’t been guaranteed. So thanks to that overreach, the tarps - the physical symbol of Wolff’s incompetent ownership - will be up until further notice.