Gibson to Mets' fans: 'Your parents used to boo'
NEW YORK (AP)
Nearly a quarter-century later, Kirk Gibson is getting a different kind of reception in New York.
A month into his second full season as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Gibson recalled how fans reacted at Shea Stadium when he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1988 NL championship series.
''For some reason I had a reflection of when I snapped my hamstring off the back of my leg in the playoffs and everybody gave me a standing ovation because I was hurt,'' he said before Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Mets at Citi Field.
''Now all of a sudden they want my autograph. I said, `Remember, your parents used to boo me.'''