I'm coming in way late on this thread but...
MMoNeY24 wrote:Anyone see him cry in the interview the other day?
Fantasy Guru wrote:Well he sure CRIES like one.
Probably the least erudite comments in this thread. They serve no purpose other than making laughs and badly expose ignorance.
In my opinion, Brett Boone has a fine career. He's an All-Star, Gold Glove winner, and has been a leader in the game as well as on his team. He's upheld the Boone family legacy very well (his brother plays and his father and grandfather played as well). The fact that there is already talk circulating about offers goes to show he still has something to contribute (just remember, Olerud showed sparks in his play after being released by Seattle and getting picked up by the Yanks).
I'm not even going to pretend I understand what Boone is experiencing. A baseball player's entire self-image is built on his success in the game. It's hard to play professional baseball and even harder to make a career out of it. I recommend you watch A Player To Be Named Later
to understand the small percentage of players that actually get to the major league level.
For Brett to wake up one day and be told he can no longer play for his team has to be difficult, regardless of the circumstances. I won't remember the announcement as seeing someone who cried but as a player who had the grace to face the media and show he has passion for the game.
Admittedly, there are times you can laugh at players. There are also those times when you can have some human compassion and attempt to understand the situation that somebody is in.