Sport: The Little Team That Can

Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job.

—Epistle of St. James

IF he lived today, Job would undoubtedly be a fan of the New York Mets. So would Sir Francis Bacon ("Adversity is not without comforts and hopes"). So is anyone with the slightest sympathy for the underdog, the smallest shred of a sense of futility, the least understanding of how it feels to lose, and lose, and lose.

From the first, it was clear that the true Met fan had to be...

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