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  • You Can't Boo Soriano at Wrigley?!?!?!?

    So word on the radio in Boston is that if security at Wrigley catch you booing or heckling Alfonso Soriano they throw you out:
    http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/...rity-will-get/

    Tell me this isn't true! How can an organization like the Chicago Cubs sensor their PAYING fans this way. I would boycott the stadium if I lived in Chicago as this breaks all rights that fans have to express their opinions or dissatisfaction.

    Unbelievable. How do Cubs fans feel about it?
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  • #2
    its not true. If you get (verbally) abusive, they certainly will come talk to you, but thats no different now than in the past. That is to provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for fans.

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    • #3
      The specific reference quoted in the article linked to by the original poster was taken from this Chicago Tribune article:
      In fact, a Cubs official offered protection for Soriano, instructing left-field bleacherites before Monday's game that any profane or inappropriate comments made toward Soriano would result in their immediate ejection.

      "If someone was overstepping their bounds, we would quickly correct the problem," a Cubs spokesperson said, adding there were no problems.

      'Any profane or inappropriate comments made toward Soriano would result in their immediate ejection.'

      Who decides what's "inappropriate?" Who sets the standards?

      :silent:

      "Shut up, sit down!" - Ben Stern
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      What's THAT guy doing?
      - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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      • #4
        While it would be dumb if they censored their fans for booing players, any person who boos their own team's players is stupid. While I can understand why a non-Cub fan would do this, Cubs fans should set a higher standard for themselves to set them apart as fans. Cubs fans have always been great, just like Boston fans. Booing a Cub while being a Cubs fan is terrible.

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        • #5
          I don't think this is going to be much of an issue. Soriano just hit the game winning hit tonight to cap a sweep of the Dodgers! Go Cubs Go!

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          • #6
            Basically they're just trying to keep people from cheering "d-fence!" around him. That's like handing headphones to a deaf kid.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jakelauer View Post
              any person who boos their own team's players is stupid.
              It's not so much the idea of wanting to boo your own players, but having the right to do so. Especially if you're directly supporting the team via your buying a ticket to the game.
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              What's THAT guy doing?
              - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                It's not so much the idea of wanting to boo your own players, but having the right to do so. Especially if you're directly supporting the team via your buying a ticket to the game.
                No Jake had it right, no fan should ever boo their own players, it's despicable. You buy your ticket to support your team, not boo them. Often fans forget who the enemy is, it is not your own team no matter how bad the CFer is playing or the reliever is pitching; the enemy is the other team. Over the last six seasons, Cubs fans have turned from faithful to impatient and expecting. Cubdumb has forced Hendry's hand several times to trade a player on the cheap just to get'm out of town.
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                • #9
                  Im old school and dont believe in boo'ing the home team. No matter what.

                  But Ive never heard of a ballpark that would make issue of it. And if someone wants to do it its their right.

                  There are some ignorant people sitting in Wrigley bleachers nowadays. Years ago you would never have had to deal with all this. The old bleacher crowd would heckle an opposing player without mercy but never a home grown one.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                    'Any profane or inappropriate comments made toward Soriano would result in their immediate ejection.'

                    Who decides what's "inappropriate?" Who sets the standards?

                    :silent:

                    "Shut up, sit down!" - Ben Stern
                    racial is what is considered inappropiate. thats what Crane Kenney said in an interview yesterday.

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                    • #11
                      Catching in the Sun Made Easy

                      I will ease up on Soriano, only if he works a little harder on his defense. That lost in the Sun Non-Catch was deplorable. I think the Cubs need to hire this guy:

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyyE2DLztA8

                      "Excuses are like poems; they're for sissies, and noone wants to hear them."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jeff Pico View Post
                        "Excuses are like poems; they're for sissies, and noone wants to hear them."
                        Oooh, are we doing buzzword bingo? This gem is posted on the door to the breakroom in my building: "Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure."
                        Senior Editor/Featured Writer for Home Of The Chiefs

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, but is it still ok to boo Edmonds??? After all it is Edmonds.....There should be some unwritten rule under these circumstances...

                          However, if he starts doing what he did today to help us win.. I may have to start rethinking my position on this matter.

                          Good job Jimmy. Give us more reasons to forget you are a Cardinal.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cpomeroy View Post
                            Yeah, but is it still ok to boo Edmonds??? After all it is Edmonds.....There should be some unwritten rule under these circumstances...

                            However, if he starts doing what he did today to help us win.. I may have to start rethinking my position on this matter.

                            Good job Jimmy. Give us more reasons to forget you are a Cardinal.
                            He is. When he was with the Cardinals he had a hit more than once a week.
                            Senior Editor/Featured Writer for Home Of The Chiefs

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                            • #15
                              I read an interview of one of the Cubs' officials, and he said that booing was just part of the game, if you were saying anything obscene you would get the boot, and this goes for any (Cubs) player, so Soriano included. I'm sure if you were verbally abusing an opponent they wouldn't care.

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