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  • Would you ever boo a Yankee?

    There is a big discussion about whether Yankees fans would boo a Yankee. I indicated that Ricky Henderson and Randy Keisler are two whom I would like to have booed, but I simply kept quiet.

    Is there or has there been any Yankee that you WOULD boo?
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    RE: Would you ever boo a Yankee?

    >There is a big discussion about whether Yankees fans would
    >boo a Yankee. I indicated that Ricky Henderson and Randy
    >Keisler are two whom I would like to have booed, but I
    >simply kept quiet.
    >
    >Is there or has there been any Yankee that you WOULD boo?


    I would have booed Jack McDowell if he flipped me off.

    pb::

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    • #3
      RE: Would you ever boo a Yankee?

      I think most die-hard sports fans from rabid sports cities (with a history of winning) expect more. They want to embrace the players, but they feel the players have to earn it. Once a player has a good game and shows he is worthy to wear the uniform, the fans will accept him and the boos will turn to cheers. I also think a lot of fans feel that the big-money players should be worthy of their paychecks. They want to see the effort...

      In sports, it isn't what you did, it's what you do. I'm experiencing something simular right now. My son is a 10 year old goaltender who plays in our 10 year olds house-league and has played on the 10-12 year old travel circuit. He just won the championship 3 weeks ago and also won the most outstanding effort award at the USA inline clinic.

      He has a reputation and a lot of people were very happy to see him on their team at the start of the new season. However, yesterday (the first game with this new team) he played terribly and gave up 7 goals. He wasn't "in the game" and although he has the same coach and some of the same players, the new guys were not impressed. Now he has to start over and prove himself to a whole new group of people. It's all about work ethic and intensity. You can lose, that's fine, but you have to go down "kicking".
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      • #4
        RE: Would you ever boo a Yankee?

        Here's how I look at the whole booing thing...

        There are times when I have no problems with it, and
        there are times when I do. Yankee fans booing is not
        a new concept. I tend to believe that certain players
        however will hardly ever (IF ever) get booed by a home
        town Yankee Stadium crowd. Players like Derek Jeter,
        Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Jorge
        Posada, and in the old days Don Mattingly...and the
        reason they don't get booed is because they are home
        grown players. It's as if Yankee fans think of them
        in some way as being "born" Yankees. When guys like
        Tino and Giambi and Clemens etc. come in from other
        teams, they have to prove themselves worthy of wearing
        those pinstripes in the eyes of the Yankee fans. (I'm
        amazed at how the NY fans have taken to Clemens, quite
        honestly.) Other players who came from elsewhere had
        an easier time making the transition...Strawberry
        and Cone come to mind, because the average New York
        sports fan was already familiar with them.

        These boos that Giambi is hearing now will quickly
        fade. He might just be the best all-around hitter
        the Yankees have had since Mikey Mantle, and we
        all know he will be productive (barring injury).
        They are just waiting for that one moment...that
        one time when he goes through the fire and comes
        out on the other side unscathed. Then, they will
        love him like any other great Yankee player.
        pb::

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LouGehrig
          There is a big discussion about whether Yankees fans would boo a Yankee. I indicated that Ricky Henderson and Randy Keisler are two whom I would like to have booed, but I simply kept quiet.

          Is there or has there been any Yankee that you WOULD boo?
          I would like to have Michael Kay be able to hear me boo him. He is such a jinx on the team. I cannot stand him, he has never played a day in his life!

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          • #6
            Would you ever boo Rodriguez ???

            If I had said this at the beginning of the season , I would have been persecuted but know it's just a simple ritual that happened every game in the bronx just a few weeks ago .

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Redsoxh8ter
              I would like to have Michael Kay be able to hear me boo him. He is such a jinx on the team. I cannot stand him, he has never played a day in his life!
              Congrats on answering a question posted over four years ago.
              "It ain't over 'til it's over" - Yogi

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mikesty
                Congrats on answering a question posted over four years ago.
                I almost have to laugh at how appropriate the question is today even though it was first posted four years ago.
                I would never boo any Yankee no matter what.

                Welcome back ARod. Hope you are a Yankee forever.
                Phil Rizzuto-a Yankee forever.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by soberdennis
                  I almost have to laugh at how appropriate the question is today even though it was first posted four years ago.
                  I would never boo any Yankee no matter what.
                  You're right about that, I thought this was a new thread until I saw The Mick's post and checked the date.

                  I would boo players for lack of hustle or behavior of the field (Barroid Bonds esque).
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                  • #10
                    I would boo at a Yankee if they did poorly. For example, A-Rod's many fielding errors caused by nervousness, pitchers pitching horribly, or somebody argues a called strikeout.

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                    • #11
                      uh... YES

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                      • #12
                        No never. Even if I would not like a player, like I did with Kevin Brown, I would not boo him (I am not a cow... ).

                        You want your team to win? Support all players.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Redsoxh8ter
                          I would like to have Michael Kay be able to hear me boo him. He is such a jinx on the team. I cannot stand him, he has never played a day in his life!
                          Please, no more digging up of 4-year-old posts.

                          Thanks.

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                          • #14
                            After having spoken with my co-Mod XX, I've decided to re-open this thread, per its relevance.

                            Carry on.
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                            • #15
                              It's part of the game and there are times when it's appropriate, and times when it's not. It depends whether the booing is informed and called for. If a player deliberately ignores a sign and screws up (e.g., the famous Reggie "bunt" incident), then by all means the fans can let him know what they think the next time he comes up or takes the field. Ditto if someone ignores a base coach, as Giambi did today rounding third, predictably getting thrown out by a mile at home -- that's worth a good razz on the way to the dugout. Throwing to the wrong base, missing the cutoff, forgetting to cover the bag -- anything that falls under the category "bonehead" is fair game. If an opposing pitcher throws something high and tight that makes a home team player hit the dirt, that's worth a boo in support of the locals. Equally, if a home team pitcher hits an opposing player and it appears deliberate, that's worth a boo for unsportsmanlike conduct -- it's just not on. There are lots of examples. But booing somebody because he's in a slump, made a bad throw or two, gets paid more than you think he should be -- that's just negative and destructive. Save it for the umps.

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