Found May 21, 2012 on
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Everyone has a take on the comments made by Indians closer Chris Perez over the weekend. Everyone including former Indian Kenny Lofton, who expressed his opinion via twitter.
When responding to questions by fans what he thought of Perez’s comments, Lofton had this to say-
“crazy …he doesn’t know anything about Cleveland”
“Just win and stop disappointing the fans”
Lofton certainly benefited from outstanding fan support during his stints with the Tribe. Looks like he is trying to return a little of the love.
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Indians closer Chris Perez was fired up after a win and let the fans have it. He ripped them pretty good on a few different issues.
Both Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti met with Indians closer Chris Perez on Saturday morning, presumably to discuss his controversial remarks about Tribe fans and attendance at Progressive Field. Both parties did not reveal specifics of that meeting, but they did speak separately to the press. As you’d expect, Shapiro articulated that the club disagrees with Perez’s assessment...
The Indians are back at the park for the series finale against the Marlins. That means Chris Perez is back in the clubhouse, and he’s speaking with the press again. The Indians closer has dug in his heels on his controversial comments from last night, reiterating that it’s “not fun” to play in Cleveland. He says he’s spoken with former Indians and other players around the...
The Chris Perez situation, as it were, has reached some kind of initial conclusion. I’m sure it will come up again before the end of the year, but all said and done, against the Tigers when given their first chance to respond to the outspoken Tribe closer, the Cleveland Indians faithful were supportive.
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By now, most Cleveland sports fans have heard or read Chris Perez’s controversial postgame comments. Early Saturday evening after a 2-0 Indians shutout of the Marlins, Perez was asked if it bothers him when he’s booed, and the Tribe closer unleashed. Indians’ fans are well aware that Perez does not have much of a filter. Whether on Twitter or in the clubhouse, he responds directly...
Chris Perez expressed his frustration at the poor attendance by Cleveland Indians fans this season.
Perhaps those fans are waiting to see how their club fares against the defending AL Central champion Detroit Tigers.
The Indians dropped their final 10 meetings with the Tigers last year, a skid they'll try to snap in their first 2012 matchup Tuesday night at Progressive Field...
Indians closer Chris Perez ignited a firestorm of controversy in Cleveland last weekend when he ripped fans for their lack of support of the team. At the time of Perez's comments, the Indians were last in the majors in average per-game home attendance and second to last in the majors in total home attendance. The irony of the hullabaloo is that it's really a non-issue,...
Tribe closer Chris Perez has been lightning rod of controversy since his comments after Saturday’s 2-0 win over the Miami Marlins. On Sunday morning, he spoke in even deeper detail and refused to back off what he said. During that diatribe, he made a bold call – “I hope my first (save) chance is in a one run game facing (Miguel) Cabrera and (Prince) Fielder.”
He would get...
David Laurila (@DavidLaurilaQA), curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks both to Indians rock-and-roll pitching coach Scott Radinsky and also closer Chris Perez.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chris Perez, greeted by a standing ovation from the time he left the bullpen, worked another scary ninth inning for his 14th save as the Cleveland Indians ended a 10-game losing streak to Detroit with a 5-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night.
Perez had been critical of recent booing during an appearance and called the Indians' major league-worst attendance...
Yesterday on this very web site there was an article written by AJ Kaufman in which he wrote about the lack of attendance at Cleveland Indians games despite the time being in first place.
His view was against the fans of Cleveland, and he essentially called them out while providing some rationale for why this fan apathy has developed over the last decade even when the team has been...
The Indians made a winner out of Ubaldo Jimenez, and Chris Perez recorded his 14th save. Perez came in the came to at least a partial standing ovation, but did hear a few boos after giving up a walk and a hit.
R. Santiago 2b
A. Dirks lf
M. Cabrera 3b
One of the topics that has become hot this weekend with all dirt that Chris Perez stirred up this is that Cleveland sports fans are hypocrites. As we all know this fan base sells out Browns stadium year-in and year-out1 with an ownership group that has been almost 100% inept in winning football games since 1999. By comparison the Indians have done far better in their standings and...