Normally I detest the A's and everything they stand for, as I know many of you do as well. I checked tonight's score and saw they were up 5-0 in the second inning. My immediate reaction was disgust. But then, they are playing Seattle, and if they win this game it gets us a little closer to our rightful playoff spot. An added bonus is that a strong finish by the A's, lets say they get over .500, means that Billy Beane's draft pick will not be protected. I'd hate to see them spend money on a decent free agent (I know, if they do it will be the first time) and still pick 12 or 13 in next year's draft. I'd rather them be in a spot where they can't sign anybody because to do so would mean giving up their #16 or #17 pick.
Is it OK to root for the A's now?
Yes, but only because the A's are out of it (31 votes)
Always, I'm a troll who wandered over from Athletics Nation (4 votes)
No, not now and not ever (17 votes)
Only if the pennant race was close and we really needed the Mariners to lose (19 votes)
71 total votes