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George R.R. Martin, the man who ripped out your heart in his Song of Ice and Fire series and then made you eat the pieces on HBO's Game of Thrones, just went on casually enjoying his life while more of his characters died over the weekend.

Here he is gleefully throwing out the first pitch for his local minor league baseball team, the Albuquerque Isotopes, and then giving a little shrug as if to say, "You're still salty about the Red Wedding? That's adorable."

Check out that Mets hat, though. Is it any surprise that Martin makes his readers suffer? If he's a Mets fan, suffering is all he knows.