I heard the Yankee fans booing Randy Johnson yesterday, something The Times today did not mention. It makes you wonder whether the combination of New York’s unique fanbase (a lot of jerks), the in-your-face media, and Johnson’s own doubts about his quadragenarian talents won’t result in a meltdown.
Yankee-haters like myself (Baltimore Orioles fan) welcome these developments. My friend Dan Swanson, a White Sox fan, says that booing Johnson is like leaning on the horn when you’re seven back in a traffic jam: It only happens in New York, and it will only worsen the situation: “It is defeatist and unintelligent. If they want to help the guy, they should cheer him.”