Nats fans only booed Bryce Harper Tuesday night "because they are small people who wanted somebody to boo and that makes them feel better," says ESPN's Bomani Jones.
"I liked it because I like Bryce Harper as a wrestling heel," Torre said. "I want more Bryce Harper calling for the boos to his ear. ... I want the bad blood. I loved this."
"(The Nats) were offering him a contract with deferred money out to 2072," he continued. "Everybody with any observation here recognizes that he left because they didn't really want him to be there. So, what is it that people are booing?
Tuesday night was an emotional release, which defies logic or contract details, a clear message from Nats fans that, of all places, you had to choose the one we detest the most, and we won't be forgiving you for it. Sure, you did what you had to do because obvious financial reasons, but this is how it's gonna be for the next 13 years. Results be damned.
That doesn't make them small; it makes them human.