View Full Version : Pirates notebook: Mets manager upset with booing of Wright

07-15-2013, 12:42 PM
New York Mets manager Terry Collins lashed out Sunday at Pirates fans who spent three days booing Mets third baseman David Wright.

“When you start booing David Wright, you better re-evaluate what's going on,” Collins said after the Mets' 4-2 win. “Because there's nobody who plays the game any harder or who epitomizes what you want a major league player to be than David Wright, for heaven's sakes.”

Sellout crowds at PNC Park loudly jeered Wright during pregame introductions and each time he came to bat. It was a reaction to Wright having passed over Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez for the All-Star Home Run Derby. Last week, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, team broadcasters and other local media urged fans to let their feelings be known during the three-game weekend series.

Wright added Alvarez to the National League Derby team Thursday, when Carlos Gonzalez withdrew due to a sprained finger. Nonetheless, Wright still heard boos.

Collins believes the catcalls took a mental toll on Wright, who went 3 for 14 with one RBI in the series.

“I'm sure it did,” Collins said. “He's tired.”

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07-15-2013, 12:59 PM
Oh for god's sake ... grow a pair. Poor major league baseball player got his feelings hurt because he got booed. Ask Willie Stargell or Hank Aaron what people used to shout them from the stands back in the day. Neither of them cried about it. They just went out and became hof'ers.

07-15-2013, 01:31 PM
Oh for god's sake ... grow a pair. Poor major league baseball player got his feelings hurt because he got booed.



07-15-2013, 01:50 PM
I wonder how New York fans would have reacted had the roles been reversed? Think they would have been more "civilized?"

07-15-2013, 02:21 PM
Jackie Robinson faced far worse just for playing in the Major Leagues period.

Shut up, dude.

07-15-2013, 03:41 PM
WTF....just be a man and suck it up

07-15-2013, 03:47 PM
If he sucked during the "catcalls" then the crowd did it's job.

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07-15-2013, 05:10 PM
If it makes him go 3-14 every series boo the shit out of him forever! Seriously what bullshit! I know Wright's a good guy, but he fucked Pedro over intially so he could put his personal friend on the team. Pedro's a native New Yorker and deserved that spot and he decided he'd rather play patty cake with a buddy, so fuck him. Boo the shit out of him forever more in Pittsburgh. And hopefully he'll keep sucking every time he's in town.