Boston's Matt Damon a Turncoat? (Shhh)
His "Good Will Hunting" may have been a quasi-letter to Beantown, but Bostonian Matt Damon's loyalty to his hometown is being seriously questioned. Boston's rivalry with the New York Yankees suffered a serious blow when native son and Red Sox fan Matt Damon confessed that he rooted for the Yankees during the World Series. "For the first time in my life, during the ninth inning of Game 7 of the World Series, I was shocked to find myself rooting for the Yankees," Damon, 31, said at the recent New York opening of the film "King of the Jungle," the Boston Sunday Herald reported. "As a die-hard Red Sox fan who has hated the Yankees all my life, I thought I would never utter such words. But my flimsy logic is that the Yankees are from the same division as the Red Sox," said Damon, who grew up across the Charles River from Fenway Park in Cambridge. The Yankees have dominated the Red Sox in the 80 years since Boston sold Babe Ruth to New York, bringing upon themselves the legendary "Curse of the Bambino." "If word gets back to Boston that I said any of this I'm going to get strung up by my thumbs," said Damon. Is the rope ready?
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