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John R. Kelly Column: Of fathers, sons and the 'why' chromosome

The scientist sat by the side of the small lake, obsessively working out the mysteries of string theory, which on this early-spring day meant attempting to unsnarl the line from his young son's fishing pole.

As always, the math guy was trying to solve for "y" - or given this current conundrum, "Why?"

Why did he give up a Mets preseason game on TV to bring the boy here to learn how to fish with an open-face reel?

Why didn't he just get the kid one of those push-button Zebco reels that any lad can learn to use?

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