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There is a Patch of Middle Ground Between Worship and Hate (No, Really)

Some of you know that I am a Mets fanboy. Nine times out of ten I wear a blue-and-orange hat, jersey, and/or t-shirt to Nationals Park, never mind that the Amazins are not listed on that day’s marquee.

During my formulative years, I rooted for Seaver, Koosman, Grote, Mazzilli, Hernandez, Gooden, and Carter. When the team went through a way-too-long, seven seasons of suckitude, I still managed to get hoarse cheering on names like Espinosa, Stearns, Henderson, and Kobel.

 

David Wright

 

Ryan Howard

 

Josh Hamilton

 

Derek Jeter

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.