I have been going to Giants games since 1958 at Seals Stadium but I have never booed the team or a player on the team -- no matter how bad it got. Not even during the dog days of the early to mid 70s (I saw a 15-0 rout by the Pirates in 1975 when Richie Zisk hit for the cycle) and the early to mid 80s and the early 90s. Good fans don't boo their team.
But I live in Los Angeles and see a majority of games at Dodger Stadium AKA Chavez Latrine. And I'm dismissive of Dodger fans because they
1. are classless and clueless
2. are obsessed with beach balls, booing ushers who have the temerity to confiscate them
3. will do the Wave at least once a game and always when the visiting team is up
4. live up to the legend of arriving late and leaving early, though I'm a lot more sympathetic now that I'm married and
5. are a bunch of front-runners who will boo their own team.
In the 8-6 loss to the Phils tonight, Danys Baez blew his 6th save as he came on in the 7th and faced five batters, getting no one out.Top 7TH B:0 S:0 O:0 Pitcher Change: Danys Baez replaces Jonathan Broxton, batting 7th.
Top 7TH B:1 S:1 O:0 Jimmy Rollins singles on a ground ball to center fielder Kenny Lofton.
Top 7TH B:3 S:2 O:0 With Chase Utley batting, Jimmy Rollins steals (11) 2nd base.
Top 7TH B:4 S:2 O:0 Chase Utley walks.
Top 7TH B:0 S:0 O:0 Bobby Abreu singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Matt Kemp. Jimmy Rollins to 3rd. Chase Utley to 2nd.
Top 7TH B:0 S:0 O:0 Pat Burrell singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Kenny Lofton. Jimmy Rollins scores. Chase Utley scores. Bobby Abreu to 2nd.
Top 7TH B:4 S:2 O:0 Ryan Howard walks. Bobby Abreu to 3rd. Pat Burrell to 2nd.
Top 7TH B:0 S:0 O:0 Pitcher Change: Takashi Saito replaces Danys Baez, batting 7th.
There was serious booing as Little finally pulled Baez. All in all, a fine night showing what a fraud Baez is as a closer. Still, booing your own team shows no class. Frankly, there's only one thing that Dodger fans do well -- sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame. No other group is even close, and they actually sing it twice. Anyhow, Gagne pitched the 9th without looking overpowering; he managed to hit a batter and walk one but he did hit 95 mph once on the Stadium gun.