humans are always looking for heroes. and some people in new york have fixated on people who swing sticks at small white balls to be their heroes. some have even gone so far as to live vicariously through their heroes. but these stick-swinging heroes have not met the expectations of certain people in new york who have placed them on a pedestal. consequently, some of these hero-worshippers have had a meltdown.
the solution is, of course, not to idolize or deify other human beings. but this is contrary to human nature. i mean, look what happened to jesus.