During pregame introductions before tonight's NLDS Game 3 between the Mets and the Dodgers—the first ever postseason game at Citi Field and the first Mets playoff game anywhere since 2006—Mets fans gave local pariah Chase Utley the business. Unleashing two days' worth of bitterness and resentment, boos rained down from the Citi Field crowd. A couple of fans in attendance caught the response on video, which we present here for your (repeated) viewing pleasure.
Warm reception for Utley @JBuono611: #Mets fans boo the hell out of Chase Utley #LGM pic.twitter.com/lwHGhVyRik— David Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) October 13, 2015
Welcome to NY Utley. Nice @mets welcome for you #utleysucks #LetsGoMets pic.twitter.com/CGNSb6SQed— kelly betts (@TheotherKellyB) October 13, 2015
On the Mets' side, Ruben Tejada, walking with a Mets-branded cane, received the biggest ovation of anyone. He'll miss the remainder of the playoffs with a broken fibula, but clearly the Mets and their fans have him in their hearts.
.@CitiField explodes when Ruben Tejada is introduced. #Mets #LGM pic.twitter.com/CnuLOXpx2m— New York Mets (@Mets) October 13, 2015