Ill admit, i dont like the A's. pretty much for 2 reasons; My friend is a HUGE A's fan, and he HATES the Giants. He hates them for one reason...because they have more fans, and get more attention than the A's do. He hates how the A's get put on the back burner when it comes to bay area baseball. So naturally, when he finds pure joy in the misfortune of the team i have such a passion for, i love to see his team fail. The 2nd reason is just because i dont like the way they run their organization. I think its a poor way to treat the fanbase.
I just cant stand when A's fans are bitter at the Giants for their successes. The Giants moved here first, so theyre going to have a bigger fanbase. The bay area got the Giants, and thats when many fans picked their allegiance. The A's have brought many great players over the years, but the Giants have just had better. SF brought Willie Mays, the greatest ever. McCovey, Cepeda, Bonds, etc. hitters just draw fans in more than pitchers, and most of the great Oakland A's were pitchers.
The Giants play on the more desirable side of town. The A's play in the ghetto. The Giants have the most beautiful park in baseball, and the A's play in the worst.
The Giants market well, and make team decisions with the fans in mind. We keep fan favorites around for a long time. The A's refuse to keep anyone the fans would buy a jersey of.
The Giants have just been a top flight, model franchise for most of their time in CA. the mid 70's through mid 80's, and early 90's were rough times, but outside that theyve done a great job at being a model franchise. The A's fans seem to act like its all luck that SF gets the attention, but they earned it.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:35 PM ]