Friday, May 19, 2006

I'm no baseball fan when my boyfriend invited me to come with him and some friends this Monday to a White Sox game, I was non-plussed. I'm more of a Cubs supporter, but I figured why not see the Sox? I like the people who are going and it'll be fun to hang out.

Today it hit me: there's just one baseball team the Chicago White Sox had better not be playing this Monday and that's the Oakland A's. I was raised in Walnut Creek, California, just 20 minutes from Oakland. The Oakland Athletics were THE team when I was growing up, the only sports team to which I've ever developed any real attachment. Even though I care nothing about sports, even though I just want to blend my California-tinted personality in with the midwest and be a Chicagoan til I die, this is the one situation in which I just wouldn't be able to root for the Sox. If the Chicago White Sox are playing the Oakland A's...well, I just don't know what I'd do.

So I just checked the White Sox schedule. O, the timing. O, the coincidence. O, the bad luck. NOW what do I do? I can't root against the A's. I just can't.

According to Athletics Nation: An Oakland A's Blog the A's have been doing well this season. How do I sit in the stands with White Sox fans while rooting against their team? Will I get my Northern California ass kicked? Will I deserve it? Will Bob really make me wait out in the car? Joel, anyone, advice?

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