David Brooks admits in today’s New York Times to be the sort of weak willed, fickle individual that would switch team loyalties at the drop of a hat. Specifically, he is now becoming a fan of the Washington Nationals, nee Montreal Expos, throwing out decades of loyalty to the New York Mets, simply because he lives in the Washington area. Feh.
What makes this worse is that the Mets and Nats are not only both National League teams but also division rivals.
I’m in a similar position to Brooks, being a fan of another division rival (the Atlanta Braves) and a transplant to the D.C. area. Unlike the feckless Mr. Brooks, however, I merely view this is an opportunity to catch some Braves games in person.
Update (3-30): Todd Zywicki may join Brooks–and he’s been a Braves fan for 20 years. For shame! He at least offers a more compelling explanation, the local nature of the game.