To Boo or Not to Boo?
(Arizona Daily Star Photo / Jim Davis)
That is the Question
"They boo because they want to cheer you."
-- 8.22.04 Kevin Millar on UPN38's Red Sox This Week (quote originally used by Mike Timlin)
"They're so smart about how they cheer and boo." -- 4.11.05 Doug Mirabelli on Fenway fans
"The one thing I realized about Red Sox fans, they're not booing you as a person, they're booing your performance. But when you've never gone through it, you think, 'Wow, these people hate me.' Many times, I'd go out to the bullpen an hour and 15 minutes before the game started, because there were no fans there. If I waited until later, they'd boo me the second I went from the dugout to the bullpen." -- Derek Lowe 4.25.05
"People take the game seriously in Boston. Fans don't come to Fenway Park to chitchat with each other. They come to analyze, critique, cheer and boo, whenever we are bad. And I deserved to get booed." -- Derek Lowe, Sept. 2002
"That (fans screaming) puts you into the game more than anything... but not as much as when they start booing you, which raises you game to a completely different level... it's the booing that keeps us going, makes us want to win so bad it hurts... there are plenty of people on this team that could use more of a booing boost." -- David Ortiz, Oct. 2004, according to a SoSH poster
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"I make $3 million and I suck" -- Kevin Millar