… I’ll leave that to you.
The Rangers are visiting Wrigley Field this week, and designated Fat Elvis Lance Berkman had some not-so-nice things to say about the park where he’ll be playing and the city he’ll be visiting.
“If they’re looking for a guy to push the button when they blow [Wrigley Field] up, I’ll do it,” Berkman told Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram. “Chicago’s one of the worst places in baseball … really for anything.”
It’s unfortunate that Berkman could be resigned to the bench for much of the series, which starts tonight. He was already not terribly well-liked by Cubs fans, and these comments aren’t likely to win him any new followers around town. The boos when he’s introduced – if he is at some point – should be glorious.
(And, yeah, that’s Berkman from back in his Astro days, but I spent a fair bit of time on that photoshop, so I’m going to keep using it.)
UPDATE: Other versions of his remarks indicate that he was solely speaking of Wrigley Field when he said it was one of the worst places in baseball, not Chicago as a whole. Whateves.