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    (1901- )
    Root for the Oakland Athletics
    Originally Philadelphia A's, Kansas City A's
    Attend home games at Network Associates Stadium (April 17, 1968- )
    Capacity: 48,219
    Cheered their team to World Championships in 1972, '73, '74, and '89
    They turned their backs on Jose Canseco, one of their own players, when his career hit a slump.
    In 1990, they had to watch their team suffer the most stunning upset in World Series history since 1954.
    They had to put up with owner Chuck O. Finley's immature antics in the 1970s.
    They experienced an earthquake during a World Series game.
    They share their stadium with the NFL Oakland Raiders.
    To lure the Raiders back to Oakland, they had to remodel the stadium, making it less attractive for baseball.
    They watch their team allow players to option for free agency or unloading trades such as Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Jason Giambi, Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco.
    Their stadium was name UMAX Coliseum for one year, but when they could no longer afford it, Network Associates bought the naming rights (1998). Network Associates manufacturers McAfee Virus Suite.
    Because of so much foul territory, they sit too far back from the action.
    Although it destroyed their starting pitchers, fans in the early 80's loved Billy Martin's 'Billy Ball' managing tactics.
    Their team hosted the first bat day, giving bats to young fans attending the game (1963).
    They grew facial hair to imitate their players of the 70's.
    They got to enjoy the power of Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, the most lethal 1-2 power punch since Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
    2,000,000 of them go to the ball park annually since 2000.

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