The former player of the New York Mets, Carlos Delgado, recognized today Monday that Javier Baez and Francisco Lindor They are their right to be frustrated, tired of hearing boos and even being able to express their emotions, but he added that directing their anger towards the fans is not the right way to respond to the matter.
Primera Hora consulted Delgado on this issue a day after Báez and Lindor made gestures of disapproval to applause from the New York fans made in fashion of criticism from the players for the boos they have received for low productions in the box of batting in a Mets uniform. Delgado was asked the question because he played precisely with this team and knows well what the fans are like in the Big Apple.
“They are very delicate situations because there are emotions and frustrations. But I don’t think the best way is to take it out on the fanatic. That is a difficult war to win, especially in New York, which is a very, very demanding, passionate fan base, ”Delgado said.
“I am not taking away value, or feeling, or being incomprehensible to the frustration of the boys because nobody likes to be booed; I was booed in New York and I know what it feels like. But maybe you can choose other ways to release that frustration and deal with the situation. They don’t have the upper hand there and this is going to be a big distraction for them, “added Delgado.
They are very delicate situations because there are emotions and frustrations. But I don’t think the best way is to take it out on the fanatic. That is a difficult war to win, especially in New York, which is a very, very demanding, passionate fan base.
Delgado also expressed his feelings in 2004, being active with the Toronto Blue Jays. Then the man from Aguadilla chose to stand up to listen to the God Bless America anthem in the seventh inning of the matches, not because of disrespect for the song’s theme but because he disagreed with the use of it as support for military intervention. that the United States had in those days in Iran and Afghanistan, acts of war which Delgado did not approve of.
Delgado added that the Mets fans will continue to boo the team if they don’t start winning games consistently and players if they don’t perform well. He assured that this is how the situation will continue even if the players publicly apologize to the fans.
In fact, Mets management has said that the act of Baez, Lindor and other players was wrong and claimed that the fans deserve the full respect of their players even with their worst qualities, such as boos. Mets president Sandy Alderson said fans are entitled to express their frustrations.
Delgado recommended that “sticking out” is the best way to trade boos for applause and support.
“What I wish them is that they can learn from it, that they say ‘we are going to put sticks in.’ This is part of the play. If we are not doing very well, we have to put up with a little pressure and find a way to keep improving. I think that’s the best attitude because in New York this is going to continue to grow, ”said who hit 100 home runs in his three full seasons with the Mets between 2006 and 2008.
“The best one can do is say ‘let’s go up. Slate and new account, already put sticks’. He has to win your fans again by sticking sticks, ”added who was twice in the equation for the Most Valuable Player award in his four seasons with the Mets.
Delgado made an anecdote of his that had to do with Carlos Beltrán and the Mets fans in 2006. He highlighted that it happened on the first day of the season, in Beltrán’s first turn, without the game being on the line. Beltrán kicked the siore with a man in second gear and was booed.
Delgado was waiting in the waiting circle to consume the first shift of his career with the Mets when he heard the boo and said, “Diablo. Where the hell did I get myself ”.
Beltrán finished that 2006 with 127 runs scored, 114 RBIs, 41 home runs and the Gold Glove, in addition to the Silver Bat and the All-Star selection.
Delgado and Beltrán strengthened their friendship in New York. Today, Beltrán is the godfather of Delgado’s daughter.
The first baseman and designated hitter said to Primera Hora’s question that Baez and Lindor’s relationship in New York must also grow to find good support in bad times, like the current one.
“I know Javy and Lindor are good friends and have great respect for each other to the point that when the change (from Baez to the Mets) happened Lindor wrote that he was super excited to play with Baez and the other said that the only way What moved from siore to second was whether Lindor was in the siore. That support group, that friendship should be used to deal with that and many problems that are going to happen during the season. Any injury, family problem, there are people who can give you encouragement, who are panas. I hope that is the case and I do not doubt it because they are good friends, “he said.