Boss unhappy with booing of A-Rod

Steinbrenner supports A-Rod

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez probably thought that his walk-off home run on Wednesday would earn him a few days off from the boos that have been showered upon him at Yankee Stadium.

He was wrong.

While scattered parts of the crowd of 55,245 on Friday let Rodriguez know that his 0-for-4 night was not what they wanted to see, there was one spectator who didn't like the sound of the jeers: George Steinbrenner.

The Boss said after the game that he thought the fans would put a stop to the booing of A-Rod after his dramatic 12th-inning home run on Wednesday, but scattered boos were heard after each of Rodriguez's four at-bats against the Mets on Friday night.

"Nobody likes to hear that," Steinbrenner said after the game. "But he's got to put up with it."

After his game-winning homer on Wednesday, Rodriguez said he hoped that the boos "were behind me," but there they were once again on Friday.

Steinbrenner said he expected the fans to show their support for Rodriguez after his heroics against the Braves.

"I think they'll treat him better now after the other night," Steinbrenner said.

Mark Feinsand is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.