From his Esquire interview:
My wife says to me, “Why did you make our son be a Mets fan? You coulda let him be a Yankee fan and he coulda been happy.” I said, “As a Mets fan, he’s going to understand pain and disappointment. Other losses that he experiences in life, he’ll keep in perspective.” You don’t change your loyalty.
To be a Mets fan is to be an intimate in the mysteries of pain.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 11, 2012