Despite only accepting two curtain calls during his entire 16–year career, spanning 432 home runs, nearly every local newspaper has a report this morning about Carlos Delgado’s decision to refuse a curtain call from fans during yesterday’s game.
In the Daily News, Bill Madden declares, “Good for him that he chose not to acknowledge them.”
In the Bergen Record, Steve Popper talks about the situation with Carlos Beltran and David Wright, who believes this is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately type of town.
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Delgado, while speaking to reporters after the game:
“It surprised me. The way I look at it, the fans here are very passionate, and you just don’t know what they’re gonna do…You hit a home run, shake hands with your friends, but you don’t want to show any one up. The game goes on. We had a two run lead, it went to a three-run lead. Yes, it’s a big run…but, I got a great deal of respect for the game and I don’t think that’s a place for a curtain call…We appreciate the support of the fans, but we’re here to play the game. They pay me to hit the ball and drive in runs. I didn’t think it was the right situation. Having said that, I’m not going to lie that I feel good and it’s a lot better than the boos.