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Orioles-Athletics series preview: Bad offense, not as bad of a record as expected

Can I be honest? I don’t even enjoy playing the Oakland Athletics anymore, because I can’t summon up the necessary fan-goggles hatred for the opposing team. The Athletics have been through so much, from their stone-hearted owner John Fisher actually reenacting the plot of Major League—strip the team for parts, drive away fans, claim the lack of fans necessitates a change of city—to the undignified fact that they’ll have to play the 2025-27 seasons in the home of the Sacramento River Cats while their new Las Vegas digs get put together.