Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano is clearly tired of being on a team that hasn’t won a World Series in over 100 years.
Soriano went off in an interview with MLB.com following a 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.
“You think we’re going to win that game 3-0, and in five minutes, [we're down] 5-3,” Soriano said Thursday. “I went to sleep at like 6 o’clock in the morning, just thinking about that game. There’s nothing you can do about it. [Wednesday], we didn’t do anything to win that game. [The Pirates' Francisco Liriano] is good, and he pitched a very good game. But I’m tired of losing, frustrated.”
Ironically, he could have won a championship last year with the San Francisco Giants.
The San Francisco Giants were reported to have been actively pursuing Soriano around the trade deadline, and despite assistant GM Bobby Evans’ denial, they probably would have pulled the trigger had the veteran slugger agreed to waive his no-trade clause.
Soriano never did, citing the weather in the Bay Area as a factor.
“San Francisco is not good weather to play in,” he told the Chicago Tribune last August. “It’s on the West Coast and I’ve never played on the West Coast.”
San Francisco is not good weather to play in.
Oh, so you mean that this would not qualify as “good weather”?
And it’s not like the weather in Chicago is that good either, given its name “The Windy City”. Wrigley Field has had its fair share of rain delays, such as this one:
When’s the last time there was a rain delay at AT&T Park? And for that matter, when’s the last time there was rain in the Bay Area?
Shame on you, Mr. Soriano. You turned down a trade to a championship ballclub, and just nine months later, you’re complaining about losing.
Serves you right.