Oakland Athletics closer Liam Hendriks went full scorched earth in an interview with The Athletic, bashing the Golden State Warriors over how he was treated by the organization, especially after the team got good. "I don't follow the Warriors. They treated us like s**t over here so we don’t care for them much," Hendriks said about how Golden State switched up on him and his teammates once they became the toast of the town.
"When the Warriors sucked and the A’s were good, the A's would give them tickets," Hendriks said. "When the Warriors became good they decided to cut all ties and become assholes. So, no love lost for them leaving." Starting this upcoming season, the Warriors will begin playing in their new arena, the Chase Center, in San Francisco, after ending their nearly five decade-long tenure in Oakland's Oracle Arena. The A's play next door at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Hendriks claims the mean-spirited behavior extended to their parking lot attendants. He said he was once told that his status as a player on the Athletics means less than that of an average Warriors fan. "I got told I'm not as important as a player for the A's as a fan for the Warriors is," he recalled. "He wouldn’t let us out of the F Lot. We’re trying to get out and he wouldn’t let us out."
People may not be familiar with Hendriks, but he was selected to his All-Star Game this year in his ninth MLB season. He has a career-best 1.43 ERA and 16 saves this season.