For My 12-Year-Old Son With Autism, the Mets Are Amazing

From a New York Times essay by Kathleen A. O’Brien headlined “For My 12-Year-Old With Autism, the Mets Are Already Amazing”:

Much as I know I will never love an investment banker, I know I will never love the Yankees. But I let myself love a baseball team this summer, and it has gotten serious. The New York Mets have clinched a spot in the postseason.

For years, I mostly ignored the team, and sports in general. Sports can seem fairly silly, if you have a lot going on in your life. But I have a 12-year-old son, so when I could find cheaper tickets this summer, I decided that we should go. “We could use some fun,” I thought.