Some would call that inconsistency. Others would call it hypocrisy. I just call it root, root, rooting for the home team.

So give it your best this season, fans. Heckle Barry mercilessly on the road, praise him without reservation at home. In the end, he won't notice either way.

Jim Caple is a senior writer for His first book, "The Devil Wears Pinstripes," was published by Plume. It can be ordered through his Web site,

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