This afternoon I got to listen to a little of WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog show discussing whether we, the Mets fans, are at war with Carlos Delgado. To summarize the situation:
- Delgado’s been terrible since April 2007
- Mets fans boo him at Shea Stadium
It’s as simple as that.
Personally, I haven’t engaged in booing him. Although I could certainly understand it. I don’t blame fellow Mets fans for booing him one bit.
On the other hand, I’m sure that Delgado is sick of hearing it and doesn’t like it. He snubbed the fans by not coming out for a curtain call after his two home run game yesterday afternoon. I can understand that. He doesn’t like us, and we don’t like him.
I wouldn’t describe our relationship with Delgado as a “war”. But I would say it’s a very sour relationship. I would venture to say that he probably can’t wait to leave the Mets. Equally so, we can’t wait for him to be gone either. I’ll be perfectly happy when he continues his career in Pittsburgh or Texas next season. The fans there most likely have much lower expectations of their players.
Adam Rubin of the Daily News posted Delgado’s statements to the media this afternoon. Frankly, I don’t believe anything Delgado says. His media saavy is really showing in his comments. He’s not going to come out and say he’s angry about the way he’s been been treated by the fans. But I’m sure that it’s in his head.
The sooner we end this relationship the better.