NEW YORK CITY - Former New York Yankee great Yogi Berra once said, "'ey if ya can't stand da kitchen get outta da friggin heat."
Years later, while appearing on The View, the good looking Yogi (tsk-tsk) corrected himself and remarked that what he really meant to say was "If da friggin kitchen starts burning you can kinda pretty much forget about dessert."
Berra, along with Yankee greats like Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Whitey Ford played during an era when none of the batters used batting gloves, none of the pitchers made commercials for men's cologne, and certainly none of the players ever whined and cried that the fans had booed them.
Cleveland outfielder, Jimmy Piersall, who reportedly was missing a few crayolas in his box of 12 crayons, was not really bothered by the booing, he would just order another hot dog and continue playing the game.
But today's players appear to be more like dancing divas and hand sanitizing Prima Donna's than hard-playing, sweat-covered ball players.
Rufus Reno with Sports Balls Illustrated Daily was told, off-the-record, by a New York Yankee player that the reason why the team lost to Detroit was due to the fact that the Yankee fans booed them when they were playing in Yankee Stadium.
The unnamed player disclosed that the tremendous outpouring of boos greatly upset his and his fellow Yankees concentration and made them feel like they were the Yuma Mescaleros or even worse the Duluth Doodlebugs.
Reno mentioned that the fans pay their money and are entitled to boo if what they see on the field resembles something that one would see at a T-Ball game.
The SBID reporter pointed out that the poor, sub-par post season play of Yankee players Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano, and Nick Swisher was the definite low light of the Yankee season.
He then added that several New York sports radio stations have suggested that the four players take their post season pay and donate it to the Bronx Zoo so that the zoo can import some younger more exciting wild animals from Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Lower Zamgola.
SIDENOTE: Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia upon hearing that the booing got to the Yankees and actually made them lose to the Detroit Tigers says that next year he will be buying hundreds of megaphones (suitable for booing) and passing them out to the Red Sox fans whenever the Yankees visit Boston.