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Athletics vs. Raiders



Hey everyone, 

I've dropped by once before to congratulate you on the Braden Perfect Game.  I have a question that I have wondered about for as long as I can remember.  Well, for as long as the Raiders have been in Oakland.  You see, I'm a Padres fan, a Chargers fan, and a lifelong San Diegan.  As a sports fan, I am led to have a foul taste for the Giants and Raiders but I have no problem with the 49ers (barring the 94 Super Bowl) and I tend to enjoy watching the A's.  

I don't think it would send shock waves through here if I said the Raiders and the city of Oakland have developed a bad reputation and are known by many to have citizens/fans that are thugs and gang-bangers...Although, the city is beautiful, I've met many fine people from there and, well, Too Short is alright.  

My question is this:  

The Raiders and Oakland, because of their reputation, seem to go hand in hand.  Baseball is a gentlemen's sport and, while intense at times, isn't intended for thugs and isn't a catalyst for fans trying to look "hood".  Do most A's fans consider themselves Raiders fans as well or is there somewhat of a disconnect between the two?

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