New York Mets: What's With the Booing?

Brian ElbergCorrespondent IApril 27, 2008

I saw a good win on my first visit to Shea, starting a new streak for me after my four-game winning streak was broken up by the Cubbies last year.

It was a solid game all around, from when I called the pitch and the spot of Beltran's RBI double in the third.  Not to mention the bullpen holding up, even with a Heilman appearance.

But after this game, I have two major bones to pick.

The first and less serious one is that I didn't realize the eighth inning sing-a-long would be "I’m a Believer" by the Monkees. I assumed Springsteen’s "Waitin’ on A Sunny Day" would be chosen, but apparently not.

Also on a more serious note, what's with the booing?

It’s okay to boo Reyes when he doesn’t run out a ground ball, or Benny Agbayani when he makes a bonehead play and gives the ball to a fan on the second out of the inning.

But why boo Delgado, a man who very clearly goes 100 percent but is just suffering the repercussions of a long career.

And why boo Aaron Heilman, who also has done nothing to deserve it.

Also, by booing, the fans are hurting the team, considering Delgado batted 63 points higher on the road than at home last year.

Basically, the fans are injuring Delgado, so if you want to keep hurting the team keep booing.

If you want the Mets to win, I strongly suggest you stop booing.