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Bosox Ben Bonds With Mets Fans

Affleck gets little flak. But his team ruins his premiere.


Last week should have been a good one for Ben Affleck; his movie Gone Baby Gone, which he wrote and directed (in his hometown of Boston) and which stars his brother, Casey, opened to good reviews. But the Red Sox kept losing playoff games. “I’m very depressed by this,” he said on October 16, at the premiere’s Soho Grand after-party. Affleck introduced the screening and then headed for the hotel’s penthouse, where TVs were set to the game. By the time guests arrived, he couldn’t bear to watch. Boston lost Game 4 that night, of course. Affleck is living in New York while his wife, Jennifer Garner, prepares for Cyrano de Bergerac on Broadway, and he said he’s been wearing his Red Sox hat proudly. “I get heckled sometimes,” he says. “But I get a lot of supportive things about the Red Sox, which at first kind of confused me. We don’t understand this in Boston, but half of New York likes the Red Sox because they hate the Yankees and they love the Mets. And I love the Mets. So go Mets!”

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