Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/4/12

Professional sports are a business, a huge one at that. The sooner we, as sports fans learn that, the better off we are in life. Luckily for most of us, that moment when we find out that sports are all about the bottom line isn’t caught on tape. However, the younger generation is learning that hard lesson in a way that seems so cruel, yet so very funny. That’s what happens when you grow up in the YouTube age. A young Texas Rangers fan learned Monday that Mike Napoli was reportedly leaving his beloved Rangers for Fenway Park and the Red Sox. That piece of information crushed the youngster, leaving him to cry his eyes out while thinking about a Napoli-less Rangers. Luckily there are video cameras and YouTube, so we get to see the whole thing unfold. Just wait until Josh Hamilton signs somewhere other than Texas. Then the little guy might be in real trouble. See the emotional breakdown in the video below.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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