A week or so ago, my mom's boyfriend said to me in a very smug manner "How about those Mets?" - to which I looked at him blankly. He asked me if I wanted to come over to his side and what I said, I think is a true Yankee fan response.
I told him that no matter what happens this season, even if the Mets win the series and the Yanks are in last place, that in the end, he's still a Mets fan.
I was telling this story to someone on the phone the other day who was a Red Sox fan, and I realized I could have used it on him as well.