Have many of you never been a fan of other professional teams? I became a White Sox fan in the early 90s right around the time Frank Thomas started playing. He was by far my favorite player. I wasn't happy when he was released but I didn't stop being a White Sox fan, I just kept rooting for big hurt while still being a Sox fan. We're taking about an all-time great, first ballot hall of famer that carried the entire lineup some years. This has happened before and will happen again. Toughen up or just become a bandwagoner that follows their favorite players from team to team.
A's fan here. I've known the feeling for close to two decades now.