Teen Claims Oakland A's Stole His T-shirt Design
There was at least one person from Oakland not "stOAKed" that the Oakland Athletics were in the playoffs. That would be 16-year-old Ryan Frigo, who claims the Major League Baseball team stole the phrase from his clothing company, according to the East Bay Express.
Frigo has been selling T-shirts, hoodies, beanies and other items of clothing featuring the "stOAKed" brand—intended, he said, to stoke civic pride in Oakland—since 2012, according to the newspaper. And yet somehow, that exact phrase ended up on the officially-licensed T-shirts sold by the A's to celebrate their playoff run.