3) It was more like 15,500 of the 16,500 that were vociferously booing the other night.
It wasn't even close to that. All it takes is a few thousand people to do anything in unison for it to be really noticeable.
To say my peace, I've been going to games longer than 99 percent of the people that did the You Suck chant. I can guarantee all of you, it only became a "tradition" when you decided to make it one. The proof of this is available for all to see on any youtube clip of any home game going back to 2006. The you suck types stubbornly refuse to acknowledge this.
It didn't offend me, I wasn't concerned about the delicate sensibilities of the children, and I didn't complain to management. It was just stupid, immature, and for the most part, out of place.
It's too bad, because RR2 itself was an actual tradition, and a good one at that. The you suck people did not stop me from going to games, but it certainly made the high points of the game less enjoyable.
Hopefully, going forward, the people that are still butt hurt over the song can live with it, the same as the rest of us who put up with the you suck chant did for several years.