LOL!As an Oakland Athletics fan, I wish your team misery. I dislike JV, and the Stro's are a division rival.
I wasn't a big fan of JV when he was with the Tigers but ya gotta admit, he's a pretty darn good pitcher and most teams would be glad to have him.
Since the Astros are new to the AL West, I'm basically indifferent to the other teams in the division because I really don't know much about them. I harbor a little ill will towards the Braves and the Phillies for giving the Astros a hard time back in the day so I hear ya. The Astros haven't been in the AL long enough for me to get mad at any teams yet but I'll bet that day will come sometime soon.
I remember your A's were awesome in the early 1970s winning three consecutive World Series with some great players including, Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Rollie Fingers, etc. I was a Royals fan back then in elementary school so I can't say I didn't wish the A's a little misery back then myself..... Still though, winning 3 World Series in a row is something I have a great deal of respect for.