The Baseball Desert

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Postcards from Boston, #3

Conversation with a Tigers fan sat behind us at yesterday's game, as Fernando Rodney was brought into the game:

Tigers fan: BOOOOOOOOO!!!
Me: Why are you booin' him? Isn't he, like, your guy?
Tigers fan: Yeah, but he sucks. Rodney sucks, big-time.
Me: Yeah? What's his problem?
Tigers fan: He only has one pitch - the changeup. That's all he throws, the freakin' changeup. I mean, c'mon, how can you call it a changeup if that's all you throw? They oughta call it "the normal"...