So I just read something interesting about the A's and Giants...

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  1. Johnny_Cakes

    Johnny_Cakes

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    on Wikipedia:

    "It is generally acceptable in Northern California (unlike in other two-franchise baseball markets like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago) to identifyoneself as a fan of both baseball teams." (from A's Wiki page)

    Now, I don't know about the rest of the Bay Area heads here, but I actually do know someone who likes both, and it is frowned upon by ALL of my friends.

    Do you guys see this support for both teams with a lot of people?
     
  2. supersaiyan415

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    49ers and raiders to a certain extent also

    edit: forgot you were referring to only baseball
     
  3. sinser13

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    there's a couple of people on here with both teams on there sig
     
  4. ezln1

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    yeah, that statement is partly true. You also have to remember that the only real history those teams have against each other is the 89 WS (which for me, isenough to cement my dislike for the A's[​IMG]). The worse are the ones whostill rock the split A's /Giants hat[​IMG]
     
  5. Johnny_Cakes

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    Ha, how about the people who have the opposite colors on each hat (A's in black/orange, Giants in green/gold)?

    The friend I mentioned in the original post has those, it's ridiculous.
     
  6. supersaiyan415

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    sf fitteds w/ the a's colorway is [​IMG] though.
     
  7. Johnny_Cakes

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    ^Haha, yeah, green/gold is a sick colorway.
     
  8. scott frost

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    They both suck?
     
  9. ezln1

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    yeah it is...but I just cant bring myself to buy the hat. There are certain colorways that are a no-no for me, and that's one of them
     
  10. dman14

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    im a fan of all the teams in the bay area, even though they all suck :shrugs
    but then again, i did do some work which involved covering bay area sports

    maybe i should start watching hockey
     
  11. Johnny_Cakes

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    Oh yeah, believe me, I'd never buy an A's hat with a Giants colorway. There's just no way.
     
  12. bastitch

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    I have that hat.

    I bought it because my son was on the A's in Little League, but I couldn't bring myself to wear an A's hat to his games.

    I don't know about the whole"it's generally acceptable to like both teams" thing. I never thought that to be the case. Do I know peoplelike that? Sure. But they aren't what you'd refer to "hardcore" fans of either team. They're usually just casual baseball fans thatenjoy watching/following baseball. Here's the difference:

    "Aw man, I watched the Giants play yesterday and it was a great game." vs. "I see Travis Ishikawa isn't showing the power that they werehoping for. Hopefully he can find his stroke."

    I mean, it's even less likely to find someone that likes the Raiders and the 49ers.

    I mean, it's clear that sports plays a different role here on the West Coast than it does anywhere else. We may be hardcore, but we're generally notfanatical.
     
  13. Johnny_Cakes

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    I would even take it a step further and say that the Bay Area exclusively fits that bill, at least when it comes to baseball.

    In LA, there seems to be a strict divide between Angels and Dodgers fans. I've never heard of someone supporting both before.
     
  14. rrroth

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    I like the Giants and 49ers too, but I don't follow them to the extent I do with my beloved A's and Raiders.
     
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  16. JD617

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    That's garbage IMO. Gotta pick a side.
     
  17. ag 47

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    Hate the Niners. Love the Raiders. Love the A's. Love Barry Bonds, Meh on the Giants.

    I will say I rooted for them against the Angels in the World Series.
     
  18. tsamshox

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    *Singletary* Can't do it.....

    I can never seeing myself cheering for the Raiders. The A's, it's more of an indifference. If they do well, then cool! But i'm not going to actlike i'm a hardcore fan and start showing up to their games just because they're winning.
     
  19. acidicality

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    i prefer the A's and prefer the Niners, but I don't "hate" the Raiders or the Giants at all.
     
  20. bastitch

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    So, the fanbase of one team is enough to discredit my generalization?

    Raiders fans still pale in comparison to those in cities like Philly, New York, Boston, etc.

    Sports fanaticism is completely different on the East coast than it is here on the West.

    *sigh* Do you, I guess.
     
  21. shaunhillftw49

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    Same, I've never seen a Raiders/Giants combo.
     
  22. dcallamerican

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    Damn till today I never thought about FB and baseball having 2 teams in that region. So what would you say is more popular now?

    49ers or Raiders
     
  23. japanair21

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    My dad watches both teams. I TRACK both teams, but I DON'T like the Raiders/Giants.

    I'm definitely a Niners/A's fan.
     
  24. shaunhillftw49

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    In terms of ticket sales, definitely the San Francisco teams. Rarely get blacked out. But the Raider fan base is allover California.
     
  25. westcoastsfinest

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    its like that here in the bay...especially with the raiders and niners...its a sin to like both teams

    although a lot of heads here like the niners and like the a's...or vice versa...i love the niners and the a's and i hate the raiders and giants