Carlos Zambrano was booed off the mound yesterday, this is what he had to say about it:
Carlos Zambrano bit the hand that feeds him Monday afternoon at Wrigley Field, ripping Cubs fans for booing him off the mound after another in a series of erratic outings. “I don’t accept that the fans were booing at me,” a seething Zambrano said afterward. “I can’t understand that. You know, I thought these were the greatest fans in baseball. But they showed me today that they just care about them, and that’s not fair, because when you’re struggling, you want to feel the support of the fans.”
It could have been worse cubs fans:
After the White Sox pounded the Yankees right-hander for 13 hits and nine runs in 4 2/3 in a July 1995 game, McDowell displays his middle finger to the crowd as they boo him while he walks off the field. The next day’s tabloids had the perfect headline: The Yankee Flipper.
At least it wasn’t the playoffs:
The former Red Sox pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim gave a one-finger greeting to the fans at Fenway during introductions before a playoff game against the A’s in 2003. He later realized the global implications of the gesture and apologized “to the fans of the Red Sox, the people of New England and baseball fans throughout the world.”