I'm Canadian. I LOVE baseball. Been to over 30 mlb games despite the closest team being a 8 hrs drive and a passport away. I hate the Blue Jays. They have been crammed down my throat since I was a boy as being the most important team in baseball. This trend has not changed. The current marketing ploy is "our Country, our team" nope. My country, but my team got eliminated in mid June.
This rant is against Canadian media and the senseless logic that Canadians should root for Canadians. If I lived in Toronto, I could understand more, but Vancouver is closer to Seattle, Winnipeg is closer to Minnesota, and Halifax is closer to Boston. Why is it assumed my home country determine my loyalty to a Sports Franchise?
Go Athletics. (I know. Been a fan since '89. Forgive me)