Game two between the Angels and Yankees was the second start for pitcher Javier Vazquez, his first in the Bronx since 2004.
Just to recap the game, Angels new pitcher Joel Pineiro literally sunk the Yankee bats for the seven innings, and the Yankees lost 5-3.
Vazquez, coming off a loss against the Rays started out shaky. After a quick chat on the mound from David Eiland, Vazquez calmed down for a bit but eventually allowed four hits in just shy of six innings.
What was so bothersome, more than the actual game, came from Yankee fans. The behavior of whomever guilty of booing has to know it was unnecessary, and embarrassing.
I beg of all Yankees fans to stop this now. Here, are the reasons why:
- It was 2004 when the Red Sox came back from 0-3 to win the next four games and their first World Series since 1918. It stung the Yankees, and their fans alike. The whole thing sucked, but to blame it on Javier Vazquez is just ridiculous. The team lost, and no one is to blame anymore than the other. Where do these fans take off on being so judgmental? Do you presume that all Yankees fans agree with you? Well meet one that does not, and I would appreciate it if you stopped sulking.
- If the players from 2004 hold no grudges, why do the fans? Clearly, this section of sore-losers attends games just to boo. We know who you are, and in this case, Vazquez is your easy target. If Jeter, Rivera, and Posada, have never blamed Vazquez, but these fans still do proves my earlier question. Stop being negative just to be a hater, my guess is until last season heckling Arod was your full time job. Also, its not as if the Yankee batters were doing anything to help, so why not boo them?
- Vazquez almost won the NL Cy Young last season, finishing 2009 with 15 wins, 238 strikeouts, an ERA of 2.87 and a 1.03 WHIP. This guy can throw, and in his two starts this season you can see it. Vazquez throws first ball strikes like a madman, but when guys get on base he seems to be speeding up, instead of slowing down. The poor guy is scared, wouldn’t you be?
- PLEASE realize it is the fans responsibility to make Vazquez secure through our loyal faith. It felt awkward at the game today. Even after a strikeout, Vazquez received only a few claps. I know this because they were coming from my seat. I cheered him on in the midst of silence and booing. Not trying to be a saint, just want the Yankees to win this season, and Vazquez will play an vital part in that. The truth is what Vazquez can do on the mound is legit and ace-worthy so anything to help him is my job.
Finally, no one should be passionate about 2004 anymore. Boston won because they wanted it more and its time to get it. Any hecklers who attended the game today need to get a new perspective and fast. As it is time for you to shut-up.Yankee Stadium is a happy place right now, and if you want to live in 2004 than please start going to games at Fenway Park.
To Javier Vazquez, hang in there….this lady is behind you!