May 20, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Oakland Athletics hat and glove lays in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Irony is good in literature, television shows, or politics. It makes things interesting and adds a layer of depth below what is seen on the surface of an issue.
Irony in real life, not so much. Like a hipster who wears terrible 80s fashions or high schoolers who attend the dance and make fun of their classmates who are enjoying themselves, irony can also be pretty annoying.
As for the Oakland A’s irony, it is funny and annoying – they wear the color of money but try to build a successful ball club as cheaply as possible (they are consistently in the bottom 10 in all of MLB). It may not be blatant, but it’s false advertisement: it’s the front office who should be wearing the green and gold.
Truly, it’s hard to believe they even pay someone to dye their uniforms. Why not just go with off white and dirty grey? Colors don’t make the team; cheap, undervalued players do.