Confused 45 Year Old Doesn’t Understand Why You’re Booing Him (Alfonso Soriano Edition)
Can we just bring up this Rizzo kid already? The guy is raking in the minors and we would have to put him at first base (moving LaHair to Left Field and Soriano to the retirement home). At this point Soriano has to understand why we hate him right? He gets paid a ridiculous amount of money to be a streaky hitter and a terrible fielder with no discernible effort exerted EVER. Not to mention the fact that he lied about his age and is actually two years older than he said (or possibly more). I think we have a right to bitch and moan when his lack of effort directly costs the team, don’t you?
As the Cubs trailed 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Soriano nailed a sharp line drive to third base. It appeared Boston’s Will Middlebrooks caught the ball, but the it bounced out of his glove. When the ball hit the dirt, Soriano was still standing in the batter’s box, leaving Middlebrooks enough time to pick up the ball and then throw to first base – ending the inning and stranding two base runners.
Wrigley Field immediately erupted in a chorus of boos – something Soriano wasn’t too happy about.
“(The booing) is not fair because I hit a line drive to his glove,” Soriano said. “I’m happy my teammates, manager and coaches support me because they know that I’m working hard to be a better player and a better teammate. It’s not fair.”
It’s just not fair! Boo-freaking-hoo. Run out any ball in play you lazy sack of shit. You’re being paid $20 million to suck the life out of me as a Cubs fan. The least you can do is f#*%ing try. In the extremely unlikely scenario that I shell out the $7 it costs for a Cubs ticket this season, you can be damn sure I will boo every time when you suck due to a lack of effort.