Re: Q & A with Bill James, baseball analyst
Burrell has twice been close to that mark (.390/.500) in his career. And they boo everyone in Philly, so I think that his point is overstated.
And I don't think Dunn has played his whole career in a 'chorus of boos'. He may get booed on occasion when he strikes out, but it's not just Cincinnati that boos their players, and it's not just Dunn that faces the fans displeasure.
I spent the last two days at Shea. David Wright got booed, Carlos Beltran got booed. Carlos Delgado got booed. They were all jeered after failing with runners on base as the Mets have struggled in that capacity over the past few weeks. Wright swung at some horrid pitches. Beltran has no patience at the plate right now. Did they deserve to get booed...probably not. But in an era where players are making mega-millions and fans are dropping $200-300 dollars to take their family to the game, there will be times when they voice their frustration.