April 30, 2008

There's a Reason Why We Boo Delgado

from MetsLifer.com

Dear Mr. Delgado-
I understand you were upset with us as Mets fans this year. We constantly boo you and we're ready to pack you up and ship you to Staten Island at a moment's notice.

I can't blame you. It has to be a tough life. I mean you get booed. You count your money. You get booed. You drive your nice car. You get booed. You sleep in a luxury home. I mean who would want that?

But I can see why you didn't want to take a curtain call. You were trying to teach us a lesson and you weren't feeling the "moment." I personally didn't blame you.

But then you proved to us last night why we boo you.

You went 0 for 5 and your average is currently resting below the Mendoza line. Then to top it all off in the 9th inning you pretty much blew the game for us. You're a first baseman. I don't want to hear about short hops or tough throws. It's your job to catch balls that are thrown in your direction. You made a critical error that should have never been.

I'd cut you some slack if this was the first one. But it looks like you can't hit and you can't field. What good are you to us right now? David Wright is struggling, but when it came time for him to step up, he did.

I was so happy for you in 2006 when you were a beast in the playoffs. Since then you've fallen off the face of the earth. I'm pulling for you. I want you to do well. I hate seeing you like this.

But you deserve every boo thrown your way, regardless of what Chris Russo thinks. Your paycheck says we should be getting more from you, and we're not.

So suck it up and start turning things around.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The error in the 9th was actually credited to Reyes but I was thinking about why he short-hopped the ball instead of throwing directly to Delgado. Last year, there were many times when Reyes would fire off a spectacular throw to Delgado at 1st only to have the ball get past him. Reyes would be visibly upset by this.. Perhaps Reyes short-hopped the ball on purpose?

you idiot said...

dumbest article ever... so just because hes better then you, you boo him? money shouldn't have to do with anything, you support your team and if someone is sucking YOU suck it up and try and cheer him on. Go aroudn the league went to fenway last weekend big papi isnt getting booed although being terrible and its no different anywhere else. It's just in NY we have a bunch of douche bag fans who think we should just boo everything.

Anonymous said...

It would be one thing if this was just a slump hes going through, like Wright. However this slump started in early April. And by early April I mean April 2007. Two solid years of no production for big money. I wont boo him but I darn well wont support him. (Or hielman for that matter)