An issue that not all A's fans happen to discuss is our rivals across the bay. Some may argue the Giants are not rivals of the A's due to the fact that the Giants are in the NL and A's in the AL, but for many of us in the bay area, we go through day to day life passing by 2012 Championship merchandise. Common stores such as 7-11 and Caps feature hats with giants logos, yet no A's logos. Its understandable that there would be more Giants than A's merchandise due to their recent win, but this phenomenon has been going on for a long time.
After their 2010 World Series Win a massive amount of the Bay Area focused all of their attention to the Giants. Ticket prices skyrocketed and many people claimed the devotion to the Giants though they had never payed any real attention to baseball. Personally as an A's fan, I am infuriated at the lack of due attention the A's are given and feel obligated to promote the A's in any way I can.
I'm curious to know how all of you feel. Do you feel the same amount of hatred I do towards the Giants or are you at peace with their claim to fame. I feel it unfair that the Giants have become the team everyone cares about. Yesterday I even heard someone exclaim that they did not know the A's were in Oakland.
Fellow fans, please unite with me to fight to give the A's their respect that is due. Comment your feelings on this issue and vote on your opinions. Thank You and Go A's!