I had a question for the community about being a fan of a team in its rival's territory. My fiancee recently spent a weekend in Philadelphia and quite enjoyed herself, to the point that she had even casually suggested that she would be happy living in Philadelphia as a long-term arrangement (to raise a family, potentially). I casually responded, "I don't know if I could raise a kid in Philly and subject him/her to Phillies fans every day." She scoffed at my concerns but suggested I take my comment to the internet; she was curious how people would respond. So, my question: did anyone grow up a Mets fan in public schools where the Mets were mostly hated? How did that go? Was it difficult? Is anyone currently raising a Met fan in the Philly area? Could I prevent a child from gravitating to the Phillies because of all of his/her friends?
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