I've been an adotive Red Sox fan for more than 30 years now, and duly celebrated when they won their long-awaited World Series title, and when they did it again. But I'm from Philadelphia (among other places), and the only major league game I've ever seen live and in person was with the Philadelphia Phillies. That was back in the Connie Mack Stadium days, which incidentally makes it fun for me that one of Florida's Congressmen is also Connie Mack, grandson of the original Philadelphia manager. I wonder if he suffered conflicting loyalties in the recent World Series.
Had it been a Red Sox - Phillies battle, loyalties here—and in at least one other household in our family—would, indeed, have been conflicted. But it wasn't, and my identity with Florida is not enough to extend to Tampa Bay if they're going against the Phillies. Not that I watched any of the games myself, though I read that the final game so was exciting I almost wish I had.Congratulations, Phillies, and our favorite Phillies fans! Enjoy the moment!