Originally, I asked: "Where Myers gets vengeance?" But it occurred to me "payback" was a more appropriate term in this situation. Why? Well, let's consider the nature of the Red Sox fans' attack on Wil Myers.
> Myers misplays ball.
> Fans chant, "My-ers! My-ers!" for two hours.
> Fans, through gravelly throats, boast about the day's chanting to friends.
This, to my trained mind, appears more like some strange religious sacrament, some sort of tribal worship of Myers, rather than a legitimate attack on his person. The intent of attack is there, sure, but the execution and planning (both rather hasty, one must assume) leave only the strange glow of a praise-attack.
The fans pretty much did, of their own choosing, what every god-king of the Bronze Age tried to force people to do.
So what can Wil Myers do to pay back the fans? I am not totally sure. Hit two homers and fling his bat into the stands? Steal home and rip his pants? Drive in the winning run and tip his hat for an hour to the Sox fans?
How do you pay back a praise-attack?
What is more offensive than having your name chanted for two hours?
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Having flowers delivered to your address on accident.
Losing a buffalo nickel on the sidewalk somewhere. Nobody returns it.
Writing a poem, and most of your friends say they like it.
A friend decides to stop at a yellow light because it's just safer sometimes.
Losing a sock, and then your sister finds it later. "No problem," she says, but you know she hates finding your socks willy nilly around the house.
The pound requires a $25 adoption fee for your new kitten.
Having someone compliment your hair, but you're not *totally* sure they like it at that length.