I really should consider making this a section of this blog. This morning I’m reading the Trib and see this gem from Pirates pitcher Ian Snell.
Ian, as paying fans of this form of entertainment we reserve every right to boo. After 14 CONSECUTIVE losing seasons we have that right. When a guy is paid 3.2 MILLION dollars for one year and his batting .179 we have a right to boo. The team is currently 4 games under .500 and 7.5 out of first. We have a right to boo.
“That puts stress on us too”. Ian, when did ballplayers become emotional foo foo balls of feelings? Suck it up big guy. There are plenty of us making a hella lot less than you guys with way more stressful jobs. maybe this is the problem with the Pirates. They’re too goddamn sensitive. Maybe you and Faneca should go spend some time crying together in a corner while sipping some tea and talking about your feelings.
You’re a decent pitcher. Please tell me you have a stronger head than this.