While I dropped a friend off and helped him unload his stuff, I told him about the Oakland Ballers cap I was wearing and how I’m glad we have a new local baseball team. Not 10 seconds after we’d finished talking about it, a woman on the sidewalk yelled “Go Ballers!” to me, and that started a new conversation with her about opening day, season tickets, the new ballpark renovations, and all that.

I think I’ve convinced my buddy that he should get tickets, too. 100% of the time he’s heard of the Ballers, they were so popular that complete strangers entered the chat.