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Javy Baez Is Upset New York Is Booing The Team

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Ever since the Mets traded for Javy Baez, the team has suddenly fallen into a dry spell that’s drawn plenty boos from New York. Now players like Baez are celebrating big hits by giving a ‘thumbs down’ in response to the booing.

Turning on the fanbase that makes you relevant in the first place isn’t exactly a smart move.

“We’re not machines, Baez said. “we’re going to struggle. It just feels bad when I strikeout and I get booed. We’re going to do the same thing to let them know how it feels.”

The ole’ tit for tat mentality, huh, Javy? And, Javy, we know you’re not a machine, dude. You’re hitting .240, so this is going to fail miserably as you approach free agency. What better reason could there possibly be to let Baez walk than something like this?

And what the two-time All-Star doesn’t seem to grasp is that New York is as marketable as it is because the “fans” are actually fanatics. When you do well, they’ll cheer louder than any city. Go through an 0-for-20 skid, and they’ll scream like your aunt at Thanksgiving. Bottom line is that New Yorkers love their teams, and it’s hard to play for them. It’s called “pressure.” If you don’t succeed, there will be consequences, and without saying it, Javy Baez just said: I can’t deal with the pressure of New York.

When people say that a player is “built for New York,” they really mean that player is accountable and has a unique ability to block out the noise that only gets louder the worse you play. Don’t like it? Play better.

Baez will surely speak later today and explain how this message got out of hand. He’ll praise the fanbase for their passion, but it’ll be too late. Even Francisco Lindor, who just signed a ten-year, $341 million extension with the team, is in on it:

Complete fools.

 

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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    • Nice name! I was thinking the same thing reading the story yesterday. For some reason now in our country those who are in positions of privilege, fame, and power often have this strange contempt and bitterness towards those who put them there…like they’re above criticism from the dirty “proletariat”. How endearing. Talk about the definition of entitlement?

  1. Lindor and Pillar really stuck it to them by beating a team 20 games under 500……

    I hate the Yankees, but compare their response against the Mets when they were hearing from fans earlier in the season. They’ve been nearly unstoppable..

    But yeah, leave it to the Mets to always be New York’s JV team.

    • Yeah, I’m not a Yankee fan, but they do have some organizational class. You never see Yankee players whining like this to the media. Part of being a professional entertainer who gets paid millions of dollars to play a child’s game is putting up with fan/media criticism when you are not being very entertaining. Showing some responsibility for your crappy play and hustling stops way more boos more than acting like a spoiled brat.

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