Buying a ticket to a baseball game gives you the right to express displeasure with the home team if you feel they’re not giving a suitable effort or playing badly. Maybe that reaction isn’t always fair, but it’s part of being a fan. And it’s also part of being a professional athlete.
For our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we discussed Javier Baez and other New York Mets players giving a thumbs-down to fans for how they’ve reacted to the team’s poor performance recently. It’s a gesture that team management definitely didn’t support.
By the way, this is why Mets fans are booing Javy Baez:
Baez is batting .210 with a .708 OPS and 22 strikeouts in 66 plate appearances with the Mets since being traded over from the Chicago Cubs. He’s a big reason the Mets have struggled since the MLB trade deadline. The Detroit Tigers need a shortstop for next season. Baez is not the guy they should pursue.
You can stream The WISE Guys from 3 to 6 p.m. ET at wisesportsradio.com (courtesy of Mars Hill University) or the TuneIn app. Locally in the Asheville area, dial up 1310 or 970 AM and 102.9 FM. And thanks to Happy Hill Restaurant for sponsoring the MLB segment.