Why do we even bother routing for this team? I have been an A's fan since I was six years old and started attending games with my father. One of my fondest memories was seeing one of the world series games against the Reds back in the 70's. My dad had met Charlie O. when he was over in Reno and was invited to the game by him. After the game he invited my dad and I to the field to get autographs. We had a baseball that was signed by every member of both teams. Of course, being a stupid child my brother and i played with the ball when I got home and it was eventually lost.
That was 40 years ago and I am now 46 and have seen a lot of Athetic's teams come and go, but my question to Mr. Beene is: How are we suppose to route for a team that is ALWAYS in a rebuilding year? He never keeps good players around long enough to build a good, consistent team. This year started out good and then got demoralized by the big trades once again. You can see it in the way the left over players walk onto the field and swing the back. They just have no spring in their step and you seldom see any of them smile.
Just my opinion. Beene needs to either build a team and let them gel for a year or so or get out of the business, because there is more to baseball than trading players.