Here’s a laugh. God Squad, Gold Member Brett Butler, who was brought to Met camp specifically to help Roger Cedeno become a competent center fielder, appealed to New Yorkers’ kinder side, asking that we not boo ol’ Roger when he stinks up the place:
“Roger is one of the sweetest kids you’ll ever meet, and he’s got one of the greatest hearts in the world,” Butler said. “And if somebody boos him, he’s going to be hurt.
“If the fans will understand that’s how Roger is and support and embrace him, then Roger will be successful. If not – and they bury him, which can happen – it’s a double-edged sword that makes it kind of tough.”
This is New York Butler is talking about, of course. Hell, booing is simply a New Yorker’s misguided attempt at encouragement.
Tell you what. If Butler is willing to stand on the top step of the dugout, whenever Cedeno makes an error, I’ll be happy to boo him instead of Roger.