Also disgusting was the "Pe-dro" chant (sung to the tune of "Dar-ryl, Dar-ryl") after Alex Gonzalez homered in the third inning. As reported by some SoSHers, there were also some scattered "Who's Your Daddy?" chants. (Why don't these people just get it over with and buy an NY cap?) ... I know there are Red Sox fans who are every bit as idiotic and clueless as Yankee fans, but it's disheartening when the evidence is so clear.
(Or maybe the mediots were right, after all. There is a segment of Red Sox fans [sic] who never wanted to win the World Series, instead relishing the tag of lifetime loser, being spoon-fed their opinions, and booing the greatest players to ever wear the uniform they claim to love. And happily using insults created by Yankee fans.)
SoSHer Smiling Joe Hesketh was at the game:
Lots of Mets fans there last night who had traveled up from NY for the game. ... Everyone there at the park seemed to be in a great mood, relaxed and having themselves a great time. ...Pedro:
[T]he overall repection Pedro got last night was unbelievably positive. He got a standing O when he went out to the OF to stretch out, a standing O when he went to the bullpen to warm up, and a huge standing O when he went to the dugout afterwards. Fans were going crazy for him; at the very end of the national anthem a leatherlung screamed "We love you Pedro!" and got a big cheer. ...
Seeing Pedro pitch live I was reminded of his incredible charisma on the field. He's a fascinating player to watch.
I'm just extremely happy I was able to come back. I didn't have my A game today. They took advantage of it. I didn't make pitches. ... The Red Sox are a hot team right now, a team that would probably unload on anybody. ... [N]ot even a win will give me the satisfaction I feel from that reception I got from the fans.Injury Report: Matt Clement threw 30 pitches on Tuesday and will have another session tomorrow. ... Wily Mo Pena begins his rehab assignment tonight in Lowell; he'll move on to Pawtucket on Sunday.