I think the Martino piece is much ado about nothing. Philadelphia fans can be brutal, and Bryce Harper witnessed that a lot as a Nat, but when the Phillies were the ones who offered the 13 years he was seeking, he jumped at it.
And when you win for a tough fan base, it can be extra sweet, as the 2022 Phillies are finding out.
I remember when Bruce Hurst left the Red Sox, he said something to the effect that baseball didn't need to be life and death the way Boston fans treated it. And after he went to laid-back San Diego, he said he kind of missed the atmosphere in Boston.
And I think part of the Yankees' fans' anger comes from the fact that they were like Secretariat early in the season, moving like a tremendous machine en route to a 61-23 record. Fans though this was the year -- and this Red Sox fan did, too, for much of the season. Injuries obviously hurt, but the people in the stands aren't thinking about how things might have been different if they'd had a healthy LeMahieu, King and Benintendi, they're just seeing Judge struggle and they're taking it out on him.