You cannot be SE-rious!
Sorry, folks, but in my eyes you can’t call yourselves the "best fans in baseball" if you boo Jason Isringhausen that mercilessly after two bad games.
It’s one thing to boo a guy who isn’t putting forth the effort, or who is making bad decisions, or whose head isn’t in the game. But a guy who’s giving all he’s got, and isn’t getting results, it’s bad form to boo him.
Isringhausen is struggling. He’s not right. There’s little doubt about that. But this is two bad games. He had a rough one in Philly but didn’t give up a run and got the save. Isringhausen ranks second in franchise history in saves and has been the closer here for three playoff teams in four years. There’s no denying his effort, no denying his desire. It’s not as though he’s dogging it. He’s just off right now. It happens to everybody.
If you want to boo the manager for the decision to bring Isringhausen in, well, I don’t even think that would really be fair, but even that would be more defensible. To boo Isringhausen himself as he comes in the game, and then loudly and roughly as he leaves after a tough game, I can’t see it.
Now playing on the iPod: Pearl Jam’s Riot Act.