In front of a standing room only crowd, it was a clothing company called "Stoaked" that stole the show.
"Ryan says he created the “StOAKed” brand to combat negative perceptions about his city, Oakland.
"...and further the creative spirit, celebrate the diversity, and support the young entrepreneurs of Oakland."
"...a new T-shirt design that was quite similar to his original idea. The manufacturer was the Oakland A's."
"There was at least one person from Oakland not "stOAKed" that the Oakland Athletics were in the playoffs."
CONTRA COSTA TIMES
"...aiming to change negative perceptions -- and instead celebrate the beauty..."
"'They injured my brand because my brand is about promoting and uplifting Oakland and they used it merely for baseball,' he said."
"Executives with the Oakland A's say the team will stop sales of T-shirts featuring the same logo created by an Oakland teen. "