There's a huge and interesting profile on Barry Zito in the New York Times right now. I started to get fired up at this:
I hope They never come around here. They sound like jerks.
But Dave Righetti had our backs with this:
Really, if Zito becomes a league-average, 4.30 ERA guy, he'll be cheered. As long as he's one of the worse pitchers in the league, though, the fans will boo the front office. I don't know of anyone who is booing Barry Zito, the human; I only know of people booing Barry Zito, the bad decision.
It's an interesting article. It does have a downside, though, as it makes you actually think about Barry Zito's contract.