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Here’s a Thought: The Experience Of Being a Far-Away Fan

Many of you know me as the Featured Columnist for the Oakland A's. I'm a dedicated fan to the team and watch most of their games. While I look at baseball in an objective, impartial way, I certainly am every bit as rabid of a fan for my favorite team as anyone else.

What sets me apart from that is that I don't live anywhere near Oakland, and never have.

I've lived in Virginia since I was six months old (I was born in Philadelphia, for what it's worth), but, for whatever reason, I never really connected with the local teams. I lived my early childhood in the southern part of Virginia, three hours from D.C, so the closest teams were still far away.

Nevertheless, I was a huge sports fan growing up, but since I didn't really have that home team rooting interest, my favo...

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