I don't think anyone is allowed to just pick a team and become a fan. Do you root for the team that is closest to where you live now ? Do you root for the team that plays closest to where you were born ? Do you root for the team closest to where you were born at the time of birth ? That team also won the World Series the year I was born. People ask, where are you from, and that is always a difficult question. My parents decided to raise me somewhere but I chose to live somewhere else. There are no teams in the state I live in now so I am lost in where to place my loyalty.