In this morning's Pirates Notebook, Dejan writes that Adam LaRoche is standing up for his slumping teammate:
"I can understand booing me. I was the new guy here, there were some expectations, and I sucked. But, I mean ... you're talking about Jason Bay, one of the most consistent hitters in the big leagues. That's pretty weak to boo him. If you're loving that player when he's going well, you've got to stick with him when he's not."
What Adam doesn't understand is the fair weather nature of Pittsburghers, it seems. When you're playing for a perennial winner in Atlanta, the fans may be more supportive. When you haven't finished over .500 since this blogger was six years old, then you'll find that your margin for error isn't as large.
You weren't booed because you're the new guy, Adam, you ...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.