Sports Schadenfreude: Why I Was Genuinely Happy the Mets Lost the World Series
If you aren't a sports fan, it's difficult to understand the pain that comes with your team losing. I know many people who respond to my emotional ties to sports with platitudes like "It's just a game!" or "How can you support spoiled, rich men who play a game?"
I bring this up because the World Series has ended. The Kansas City Royals, who lost the 2014 World Series in a gut punch of a Game Seven, beat the New York Mets (who hadn't been to the World Series since 2000) in five games.
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