Spotted last night in The Athletic:
"Fans were throwing baseballs onto the field from the Yankee Stadium bleachers to the point where the officials had to stop the game with the Yankees at bat in the bottom of the eighth... It was a display of some baseball fans making an active choice to sever any future sentimentality toward a ball they could display on their office desk, because as the game played out, they didn’t want to remember the experience of watching the Yankees rack up three fielding errors, a total of three hits and allow seven walks to their most annoying division rival. They wanted their ire to be seen, and not just heard."
Given the disappointing start of the Twin Cities' own local nine, is there any chance we could see something similar play out on Target Field? I'm nonviolent by nature and don't like to see childish behavior celebrated and embraced. I also worry that some unfortunate outfielder will get plonked on the head. And yet I'm also a fan. I want to see good baseball, the Twins are not playing good baseball of late, several rants on Twins Daily are currently circulating, and this little bit of street theater has caught my eye. It's certainly captured Aaron Boone's attention as well. He's said, "You kind of hate seeing that. Unfortunately, a handful of people end up doing it and it looks bad for everyone."
So what say you? A pointless, childish display of lashing out? Or a heartfelt plea to see better baseball played by an underachieving team? Are there better ways of motivating the Twins? What do you suggest?