As Jason Bay was escorted off the field Friday night by Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez, having suffered what now is clear is a concussion, a segment of fans booed the left fielder, who has not lived up to his four-year, $66 million contract.
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That raised the ire of reliever Jon Rauch among others in the Mets clubhouse.
Rauch took to Twitter and wrote: "Very disappointed with the fans who booed Jason Bay as he came off the field. This is a serious injury that affects his livelihood and his well being. He plays his heart out every time he takes the field. It's very unfortunate that he's had to deal with multiple concussions and other injuries -- we all have him and his family in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery."
This marks the second time in a week that Rauch (@jrauch60) has taken issue via Twitter with fan behavior. Rauch retweeted a series of derisive comments directed at him after he served up a game-deciding homer to Russell Martin at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.