Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Matter Of Respect

Campos usually heads home as soon as the game ends. He cuts quickly down the ramp in farthest right field and out gate 6. Then it’s up East 157th Street to his apartment on Gerard Avenue.

He tries to squeeze the most sleep out of a night because he gets up early – 4 a.m. – to deliver bread and rolls for a downtown bakery.

But Campos was too upset to sleep after last night’s game. He stood outside the players’ gate with arms folded and shook his head.

“I can’t believe the way some people treat A-Rod,” Campos said. “It is disrespectful to the game to treat our best player like that. He is a New Yorker and a Yankee and he helps us win so many games. To boo is ridiculous.”

There were even a smattering of boos when Alex Rodriguez walked out of the Stadium wearing jeans, sneakers and a gray T-shirt.

“What’s wrong with these people?” Campos asked. “Don’t they understand anything about this game: How it’s played, what it means and how quickly it can change?”

“Nope,” Campos said answering his own question. “Some people just don’t have any respect.”


Donna said...

I agree with Campos. That display by some people at the Stadium (I won’t call them Yankee fans because I don’t think they are) was disrespectful and ridiculous.

JoeyBoy said...

When did it become “fashionable” to boo A-Rod again? I either missed the memo or I am not all that fashionable.

Larry Jaffe said...

Campos knows what it means to be a Yankee fan. Thanks for reminding us.

Ron W. said...

This getting on A-Rod stuff has to stop.