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Chris Perez rips Indians fans for poor attendance and booing

May 19, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

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This probably won’t go over too well in Cleveland.

According to Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Indians closer Chris Perez went on a bit of a rant after Saturday’s 2-0 victory against the Marlins about the lack of support this year at Progressive Field. And the fact that he’s been booed at home during some of his rougher outings.

The Indians have a four-game lead over the Tigers in the American League Central standings but attracted only 29,799 fans on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon and rank dead last in the American League this year in attendance.

Here’s the gist of Perez’s comments, via Asshenheimer’s Twitter feed:

Perez is 13-for-13 in save opportunities since imploding on Opening Day. He has a 3.31 ERA on the year.

  1. theghostofberniekosar - May 21, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Who’s going to be traded at the deadline this year? I guess it depends who’s playing the best…

  2. rico7207 - May 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Sorry Perez but tickets cost way too much to watch garbage relief pitching. Look at the Indians relief ERA’s. Winning or not, it’s only a matter of time for the big fall with the garbage relief pitching on this team, who can’t throw strike when called upon and walk batters, and lose by not even getting hit. I work too hard for my $$$$ to spend it on garbage.

  3. lookatitright - May 21, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    The bottom line is the Indians are last in average home attendance in the major leagues so far in 2012 and next to last in total home attendance in 2012. So far in 2012 they have the 7th best record in all of MLB.

    In 2011 Cleveland failed to draw 2 million, only six teams in all of MLB finished below them in average home attendance. Meanwhile the team finished 16 out of 30 teams in W-L pct., right in the middle of the pack. We can only live on those 455 sellouts in the 90’s for so long. The franchise is slowly falling towards the level of the 1960’s. How much longer before we hear talk about moving? The weather sucks too often, the team isn’t consistent and the fans feel like Dolan just can’t or won’t do what they need to win. But that doesn’t cut it. There are always tickets available for a discount of some sort or at below face value on the “secondary market.” No, in this economy an unemployed person can’t take the family to a game, but there are an awful lot of other people who can afford it but, for whatever reason, just don’t feel like going to the old ballgame. I agree with Chris Perez 100%

  4. mrmafaka - May 21, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Cleveland will support a winner, a 4 game lead in May is nice for now, but a winner is a World Series Championship, keep winning, nothing less, and the fans will come, but anything less than a WS is the same old same old, Perez, don’t get it, Cleveland fans are the most snake bit in ALL sports, and they are the most sincere of ALL sports, win and watch.

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