Carlos Delgado‘s non-curtain call after hitting his second home run of the game yesterday begs the question when is a player obligated to give a curtain call? The question is even tougher to answer in Delgado’s case as the fans (including myself) have soured on him due to his slow start this year following a poor year last year. So the question must be restated as follows: Is a player obligated to give a curtain call to fans who booed him before the game even started (such as when the lineups were announced)?
I say no. A player is never obligated. A curtain call is nice and, as the fans pay the players salaries through ticket sales, is something we have come to expect. But there’s no obligation there. And if a player isn’t feeling it then why should he?
What do you think? Leave a comment or email me.