When I heard the news that my San Francisco Giants had traded Orlando Cepeda to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ray Sadecki, I reacted as any typical Giants fan would.
I threw a shoe out the dorm window.
I probably would not have reacted that way today, but, hey, I was 20.
So, yes, I can empathize with any fan lamenting the departure of Ray Allen from the Celtics. I know all about being a fan.
What I cannot relate to is the astonishing level of hatred, anger, and vitriol being directed at Allen by the Celtics’ fandom. The idea that Ray Allen should be greeted upon his return in the uniform of the Miami Heat as anything other than a beloved alum is sadly disturbing. What is going on here?
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