It should be noted this has been a fun season for the most part, but the ugly side of Mets’ fans surfaced last night when they booed Jason Bay after he missed making a diving catch in the left field corner.
Yes, I know he hasn’t hit. I know he hasn’t lived up to the contract. He’ll be the first to admit it. But, the one thing Bay has done every minute on the field is give it his all. He hustles. He runs balls out. He dives for balls in the outfield.
Last night, he dove for a ball, missed and could end up on the disabled list again with a concussion.
When Bay plays hard he’s showing his respect for his teammates and the fans. Too bad he wasn’t shown the same respect last night.
Those who booed aren’t real fans. They are the element that is changing sports for the worst.