We are a town without pity, and we often wear it as a badge of honor. We like to croon: "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere." But the boobirds who swooped down on Jason Bay when his head concussed against the left-field wall Friday night at the end of a play where he sacrificed his body to make a $66 million play is a sad reminder that, sometimes, there are too many among us who deserve pity. Bay was placed on the seven-day disabled list yesterday. It was only a small minority, certainly, but it is disgraceful behavior that someone, anyone, would cheer the departure of a staggered, disoriented player who has not given their Mets, 4-1 losers to the Reds last night, any bang for their exorbitant bucks. Shame on you. And you know who you are. Professional sports is a results-oriented business, but it doesn't mean that any fan should channel his inner Lombardi at those moments when Compassion Isn't Everything, But It Is The Only Thing.
Fans who jeered Jason off base
New York Post | Jun 17