By Chris Ballard
With each fastball that Scott Kazmir throws, a metropolis groans. With each slider that plummets through the strike zone like a tiny jet whose engines have failed, thousands of fans a thousand miles north bemoan their fate. Sometimes they must unburden themselves to the 22-year-old Kazmir, an All-Star lefthander for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. So New Yorkers e-mail him to say they regret that he was traded from the Mets' farm system, to divulge they now root for the Rays and, sometimes, to share their pain. "My wife could see TEARS in my eyes," wrote one fan of the deal.
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