MLB corrects edited footage of A's HR that omitted anti-ownership signs
An MLB video highlight of Oakland Athletics rookie Ryan Noda's home run Friday caused controversy for omitting fan signs that included anti-ownership sentiments.
MLB's highlights of the two-run homer against the Cincinnati Reds zoomed in as the ball approached the bleachers to crop out the signs, which were on display above the wall in right field.
The original footage has since been restored on MLB.com.
"We were unaware of the edit," an MLB spokesperson said in a statement to Marc Carig and Evan Drellich of The Athletic. "When it came to our attention, we corrected it as it isn't consistent with our policy."
The signs on display included "sell," "Fisher out," and "Kaval = liar," the latter two of which are jabs at A's principal owner John J. Fisher and team president Dave Kaval.
The displays of anger come in the wake of news that the Athletics ownership group purchased land in the Las Vegas area last week for a prospective new ballpark as the franchise explores relocation.
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