submitted on September 6, 2007, 5:19 PM
I'm getting really tired of this attitude at Wrigley that it's all of a sudden okay to boo everyone who screws up. I thought the whole situation with Carlos Zambrano was stupid, and is more indicative of the shitty bandwagon Cubs fans that have been showing up more and more since 2003 at games and who have no concept of team loyalty whatsoever than it is of the hardcore Cubs fanbase.
So today, Ryan Dempster is pitching in the 9th with the Cubs up 4-3. He gives up a single, then gives up another single on a tough ground ball. Next batter hits a fly ball, but because the wind was absolutely gusting straight out, the ball carries into the basket, and suddenly it's 6-4. So what do the fans do? They start booing. It's totally a 'What have you done for me lately?' reaction, which is total bullshit. Aside from the first few weeks in the season, Dempster has been fantastic all season. People like to think that Carlos Marmol should be the closer, but the fact is Dempster is a very good closer and does a great job in handling the pressure. I think he's blown three or four saves all season, so the second he starts to struggle the fans start to boo? Completely classless, and I had to turn the game off because I was so disgusted at the reaction.
It's like Derrek Lee said, you shouldn't boo a guy if he's giving 100%. You want to boo a guy because he doesn't make a complete effort when he plays, fine. But if a guy on your team gives it his all and he struggles, he should be encouraged, not booed.
I'm really starting to get annoyed with the majority of Cubs fans, because they all seem to be so fickle, willing to turn on the team at the drop of a hat. As much as I hate the St. Louis Cardinals and their sometimes arrogant fanbase that likes to claim superiority over other fans, they wouldn't behave like this. It's embarrassing, and I'm sick of it.
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