The New Style
There's been some talk of Johnny Damon's return (to Fenway wearing pinstripes) over here. To that end, I just signed this.
The more I think about it, the more I realize that silence is more powerful and satisfying than booing. Think about it:
- It's only done when honoring a dead person or persons.
- It can be bone chilling.
- It would be unexpected.
- So much can be read into it, thus giving it head-scratching potential.
- It's easy.
- No one can accuse the Red Sox fans of being bitter and immature, as you know the NY papers are chomping at the bit to do.
Booing, while very tempting, is obvious. I think it has its place later on down the line (Why should he be treated differently than any other Yankee, since that's what he now is? If he were a different kind of Yankee, shouldn't he wear a different kind of uniform?). Repeated silence through every at bat in the 1st game would be the most appropriate response, I think.
(I know that this strategy has been going around for a while, and I did give it some initial thought when I first heard about it. I've just recently started the official switch to this strategy, but only for the first game.)