I love the A's, been a fan since 1987. I moved to SoCal in 2003 but have bought the MLB Extra Innings package every year to watch my beloved team. I have enjoyed this run more than any other season, other than maybe 2002. All I've been able to think about for the last week and a half is this team's success
That said, this next series will be very hard for me
So I am faced with a no win situation. Either I root for a family member, or I root against a team that is, in some ways, a part of my identity.
Some have told me "just root for the Tigers when your cousin is pitching" Yeah, but this is a short series! It's not as hard for me to root against the A's when he is pitching against them in May. But now, there's a lot more on the line
I gotta be honest--- this is taking some of the fun out of the playoffs for me, something I usually think is one of the best times of year