Having been an A's fan since I was growing up in Tacoma, WA in 1986,I have never lived in the town where the A's called home. I became an A's fan based on the fact that I lived in the town of their AAA team and they beat the Mariners in my first major league game in a battle of "home teams" to me.
In the NFL when there was talk about the Seahawks moving to LA, I became furious. When the Sonics moved to OKC, I pretty much abandoned the NBA. Washington State was my homestate. When all the talk of the A's possibly moving to San Jose came up, I was and am in support of it as it is something that "should" help the A's.
My question is for those that are actual fans from the Bay Area.
If Oakland does ever move to San Jose in the year 2265 after the committee finally decides. What will your thoughts on the A's be? Will you abandon them since they moved? I imagine many would prefer the team find a way to stay in Oakland, if that happens then this is a pointless conversation. If they moved to San Jose, will your loyalties change or will you continue to support the green and gold?