Does Chicago Have The Most Critical Fans In Baseball?
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CHICAGO (CBS) The excitement White Sox fans once had for Adam Dunn seems to have completely disappeared. Now, before he even gets to the plate for an at-bat, Dunn is showered with boos from the White Sox fans in attendance.
“The fans, they come to see the players do good, but sometimes they want to look at something negative and boo the guy,” the Cubs’ Alfonso Soriano told Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. “That’s nothing new. That’s the way it is here.”
Dunn’s situation is similar to what Soriano experienced after coming to the North Side as a big free signing prior to the 2007 season. Before signing with the Cubs, he had stops with the Yankees, Rangers and Nationals. Soriano told the Wittenmyer that the fan scrutiny here in Chicago is like nowhere else.
“It’s the worst,” Soriano said. “I played in New York, but the fans are worse here. But at the same time, I understand. Fans can get frustrated because they want the team to win, and they want the players to hit. At the same time, the game’s not easy.”