Salinas, Valle, Concerned Latinos Force A’s To Bring Down Insensitive Billboard

MARK SALINAS

ALAMEDA COUNTY | On June 21, the day that Yoenis Céspedes, the Oakland Athletics’ top Latino slugger, blasted a game-winning, walk-off home run that completed a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the A’s’ front office was headed toward controversy. A group of East Bay Latinos, lead by Hayward Councilman Mark Salinas, had raised objections over a billboard promoting last Sunday’s “Turn Back the Clock Day,” saying that it was racially insensitive…

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