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Soriano: Chicago fans 'the worst'

Posted on: June 22, 2011 12:09 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2011 12:18 pm
Alfonso SorianoBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Alfonso Soriano says fans in Chicago are tougher on their players than New York fans.

When talking to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times about struggling White Sox slugger Adam Dunn, Soriano said fans in Chicago booing the home team is nothing new.

"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."

Well, I'm sure Cubs fans would say if anything, Soriano reminds them that the game's not easy, but the money may be. Soriano will make $54 million over the next three years and has underperformed in his time in Chicago. He's hitting .269/.295/.522 with 14 homers so far this season, an improvement over 2010.

Both Dunn and Soriano were signed by Chicago teams after spending time in Washington, but Soriano was also a Yankee for five years, as well as playing for the Rangers. Soriano, obviously, has never played for the Phillies.

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Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: June 22, 2011 12:27 pm

Soriano: Chicago fans 'the worst'

He's right. As a Cubs fan I'll admit we're ridiculously hard on Sori. It's not his fault Jim Hendry gave him a horrid contract that he couldn't possibly live up to. Sori will crush a home run in the 1st, strikeout to end a rally in the 4th and then get booed. Tough place to make a living.

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