Yankees fans booing Mariano Rivera after an April blown save. Sad. Just when you think Yankees fans can’t go any lower…
We’ll ALWAYS be able to get lower! If there’s one thing we’re good at, it’s being whiny fair-weather fans!
An honest man, and a YF to boot! Thank you, Clay – we should have you embalmed and put in a museum as proof of your existence.
I was fully expecting YF to post some sort of deflection or reversal of the post, pointing out how us SFs booed Nomar, or Manny, or someone else (which we did, except that until last year none of them had won multiple championships while establishing themselves as the best closer ever…).
Booing Rivera in April is obscene, esp. seeing as a decent play by A-Rod would have had him out of it. For what it’s worth, from what I could see, it looked like there were plenty of fans clapping for Mo as he walked off the field.
SF has a tendency to see one (or several) Yankee fans doing something untoward and presenting that as something all Yankee fans do. Yes, booing Rivera there was low (though his performance today merited it) and the people doing it should be ashamed for ignoring his overall contributions, but this does not mean all Yankee fans should be painted by the same brush.
Of course it does, Clay!
By the way, there are also unconfirmed rumors floating around that in the ninth after Rivera got sent to the clubhouse, he found a kitten and tortured it, just as you YFs like.
And not to be an A-Rod apologist (really!), because that was a very bad mistake in a very high-leverage situation, but there would have been no high-leverage situation if it weren’t for Mariano bringing nothing to the mound.
A-Rod’s still the goat of the game for me, but I have Mariano as goat 1(a).
Technically, Mo was booed after TWO april blown saves.
How long until Mo is DL’d?
I wonder if we could get him on the bereavement list?
An injury would help explain the pretty bad pitching.
Just watched the replay of Mo’s departure. There was a small smattering of boos which quickly died out and was replaced with cheers and applause.
I’d bet you dollars-to-donuts that most of the booing was being done by Sox fans, anyway.
Michael Kay, on his 1050AM show this evening, was irate at Yankees fans for the booing. He thought it shameful. I like Kay when he’s candid, and he’s always much more blunt on his call-in show than when shilling doing play-by-play. Not to doubt your views, Clay, but in this case I’ll take Kay’s word from inside the stadium that the boos were pretty prevalent. Mo deserved way better, and that’s coming from someone who can’t stand him but who has tremendous respect for his accomplishments.
Have to agree with SF here. One person booing Mo is one too many.
Kay’s a blowhard. The boos were there, but it wasn’t the whole stadium, or even a sizable minority, and were quickly quelled and replaced with applause and cheers. Did Kay mention that?
I would not worry about MO. I have a feeling he is going threw his dead arm period seeing how he did not pick up a baseball all winter and was shelved for a week. Don’t worry boys he will dominate again. and he will dominate the Idiots as well. I would rather he goes threw this now than SEP & OCT. Have faith fellas. He will be Back. And I only heard the game so I really could not here the Boos but if there were as many as they say I agree was dispicable.
Are you sox fans stupid this guy gets alot of money to pitch. So if he gets booed so what. Do your job, Mo I was not happy with his performance. Its a new season and what have you done for me lately, Mariano needs to bring his A game.
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