My name is Isaac and I'm from Vermont. Living in the north eastern United States sometimes it feels like there are only two teams on the planet, the Yankees and The BoSox. It is amazing how hard it is to find someone who isn't a fan of either team. Whenever anyone asks me what team I root for they always seem shocked and suprised when i passionatley answer "only the best team in baseball, the Oakland A's!" The most often response is "are you from cali?" After I say no and tell them I' a Vermonter comes the Question I want to discuss today. "WHY ARE YOU AN A'S FAN?"] So here is why I am an A's fan.
The A's if anything are consistant. They play good baseball all year. They go through there ups and downs but always end up in the playoffs. Maybe this is bad to say outloud for fear of a jinx but the A's every year have an amazing ability to always end up on top in their league.
2. Bash Brothers
I was a child of the 80's and that meant only one thing. I grew up watching one of the most amazing A's teams in the clubs history. Conseco and MacGuire, Ricky Henderson, Dennis Eckersley just to name a few. How could you not fall in love with that team. (as long as you ignore the roids)
3. Billy Beane
I can't say much but I can say that someway somehow every year this god of a GM builds from a scramble of looked over players a powerful team who can contend on any field.
4. The Real reason
When i was 4 or 5 and first discovered baseball I learned of two teams the yankees (my brothers favorite team) and from a penant on my neighbor's wall my soon to be beloved A's. I being the typical younger brother wanted to be different from my brother so i chose the Team on the penant forever sealing the fate of my passion, love and sometimes pain that I feel for my beloved A's.