Plus I have a soft spot for the Mariners who have to be the most excruciating team to support.
They are loved here, all you have to do is talk to a native PNW and you'd see that they are pretty well received OTOH the A's fight for table scraps in a crowded Bay Area marketplace while one of the best players in the history of the game plays actoss the Bay.
Despite that they have the 3rd best winning percentage in MLB since 1999, yet still get treated like the red headed stepchild at the family reunion.
Also quite humerous is the dig they have to take for having great starting pitching.
Isn't that the goal?