Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lance Berkman completely rips Wrigley Field


Wrigley Field is revered by most baseball enthusiasts as one of the best stadiums to visit of all-time. The historic venue has been home to the Chicago Cubs for nearly a century now and Wrigley is about to receive a huge renovation to make it even better.

Naturally, this has a lot of people around Chicago pretty excited. Just don't count veteran Lance Berkman among those who is impressed with the friendly confines. In fact, Berkman pretty much went on record in saying that he strongly dislikes Wrigley Field.
"It's one of the worst places in baseball for, well, just about anything," Berkman told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News. " I really don't like it. I read where they got approval for some more upgrades. Count me in the group of people extremely happy to see that. I guess I'm just spoiled. 
 "There is a tremendous history associated with it and there is something special about playing on the same field that guys like Babe Ruth did. But really, what kind of history is there? It's not like there has been one championship after another. It's mainly been a place for people to go and drink beer."
The timing of Berkman's comments couldn't have come at a more inopportune time. The Rangers are set to play the Cubs in a three game series beginning Tuesday. So, I'm sure he is bound to receive an ear full from Chicago fans over the next few days.

Berkman is relatively familiar with playing at Wrigley Field as he visited numerous times while he was a member of the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals. He didn't appear to enjoy those visits, judging by his comments.

He may not see much action during the upcoming series, though. Berkman currently serves as the Rangers' designated hitter, a position in which isn't used by the National League. And since the Cubs are playing at home, they will play by National League rules, likely relegating Berkman to the bench.

However, this may be a good thing for the 37-year-old. He sports a lowly batting average of just .215 in 289 career at-bats at the legendary stadium, which is a far cry from his lifetime average of .296.

Via
ESPN

10 comments:

  1. This is nothing new! Berkman's similar comments appeared last year in a Cardinals Magazine issue.

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  2. hey needle boy,take your 215 avg at wrigley an have fun sitt n on the bench,n l rules,no dh,your lucky to have a job at 37,you prick,hope scrubbz pitcherz beam u,blah

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    1. Ha Ha Ha thats funny when a DH who plays part time can get under the Who is it again? Oh yeah the Cubs WOW ralk about a place that sucks ass Yall are stuck in the 50's when it comes to stadiums,I guess the politicians are too busy stealing all the money for anybody else to get any for any real upgrades,Berkman said it the way it is!

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    2. LOL! Hilarious.....But yet so true

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  3. hey needle boy,take your 215 avg at wrigley an have fun sitt n on the bench,n l rules,no dh,your lucky to have a job at 37,you prick,hope scrubbz pitcherz beam u,blah

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    1. Umm, pretty sure he would be the best player on the cubs immediately, they suck so bad, again, just like every damn year lololol!!!

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  4. His being easy on Wrigley. He did not mentioned the terrible smells, the horrible bathrooms, the bad seats and sightlines, the worst locker rooms in all of sports, etc., etc., etc.

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    1. Anonymous, You suck Berkmans dick we all know that.

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    2. Anonymous reply,,,You suck Bartmans dick yes it's true.

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