Wednesday, December 14, 2005
'This was my first time,' he said of the boos from the home-team supporters. 'I didn't know how to handle it. ... Nobody likes to get booed. You see me play, I always start slow. Maybe the fans didn't know anything about me.'
In a Sunday telephone conversation with a Boston Globe reporter, Renteria acknowledged that he 'wanted out of Boston,' but not because of the fans or his comfort level with the American League, which he said increased as the season progressed. Rather, he cited the Fenway infield, which he said contributed to his error total.
'It's one of the main reasons why I didn't feel comfortable,' he said. 'I worked a lot last year to feel comfortable and just couldn't.'"