The fans, mostly, have seemed to buy in to what Luis Rojas has said time after time after time this year about most of his struggling hitters.
“One at-bat away,” the Mets manager has said repeatedly about Michael Conforto/Jeff McNeil/Francisco Lindor/Dom Smith/Pete Alonso. “One swing away.”
Fans don’t want to boo. That’s both true and obvious. Fans prefer to cheer. Fans prefer to stand on their feet and holler and exchange high fives (within their pod pockets for now, anyway) and fill the night sky with joy. Boos are the opposite of joy. Boos are soul-sucking. Boos mean something has gone terribly wrong.
Boos filled the Flushing sky around 9:15 Tuesday night.