When the New York Mets signed Curtis Granderson this past offseason he stated the following about New York Mets fans
“A lot of the people I’ve met in New York have always said that, ‘True New Yorkers are Mets fans,'” Granderson said. “So I’m excited to get a chance to see them all out there.”
Well Curtis, you got what you wished for!
Granderson and the Mets have heard their fair share of boos recently as they have struggled offensively in the early part of the 2014 season. Granderson had a rough start as he quickly learned that Citi Field is not Yankee Stadium. In recent weeks the boo birds have been louder and it’s starting to wear on the team. In a recent interview with Newsday’s Jim Baumbach, Granderson made some interesting comments…
“I understand you’re a fan, but at the same time, you aren’t playing,” he said. “I can see you getting that intense as a player or have played. But if you’re just a fan and watching, enjoy the excitement of the game that is in front of you, win, lose or draw, whatever the case is.”
Wait…. What the hell is Granderson talking about?
This makes no sense, fans don’t have to play the game to have passion/intensity for their team. Its passion/intensity that makes fans travel to see their team play on road games or stick around to support their team in extra innings. There is nothing better than having your fan base support and that support is more than just excitement for the game.
Can you imagine the Raiders telling their fan base, “Hey guys, you’re not actually playing the game. No need to paint your face and dress up in the and go crazy in the black hole.”
Word of advice for C Grand, stay away from insulting the fan base. Trust me, if you produce the fans will stop booing.
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!