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Old 06-10-2019, 12:51 AM
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We all know by now that Tim Anderson isn't exactly Royals fans' favorite opposing player at the moment. In the past, AJ Pierzynski was vilified by just about everyone, but especially Cubs, Twins and Angels fans. Even Jim Thome suffered hate from Indians fans for leaving Cleveland. Is there any other Sox player, past or present, that rubbed fans in other cities the wrong way for one reason or another?
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:19 AM
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I think the Sox are the most disliked team among other AL Central city fanbases. For instance, Twins fans hate the Sox more than the Indians, Tigers, or Royals.

To address your question directly, Joe Crede was a notorious Tiger slayer, so I’m sure Tigers fans hated him.
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We all know by now that Tim Anderson isn't exactly Royals fans' favorite opposing player at the moment. In the past, AJ Pierzynski was vilified by just about everyone, but especially Cubs, Twins and Angels fans. Even Jim Thome suffered hate from Indians fans for leaving Cleveland. Is there any other Sox player, past or present, that rubbed fans in other cities the wrong way for one reason or another?
Cub fans hated Frank Thomas. Where do you think the “Big Skirt” crap came from?
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:41 AM
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Ozzie (as a manager) seemed to get under the skin of many teams' fan bases (including, towards the end of his run, his own). In general I think you could put together a much longer list of Sox players loathed by their own fans rather than loathed by others!
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:43 AM
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Players hated almost everywhere who I hated just as much in a Sox uniform:
Brett Myers, Wil Cordero, Carl Everett.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:15 AM
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Ozzie (as a manager) seemed to get under the skin of many teams' fan bases (including, towards the end of his run, his own). In general I think you could put together a much longer list of Sox players loathed by their own fans rather than loathed by others!
This is true.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:22 AM
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Cub fans hated Frank Thomas. Where do you think the “Big Skirt” crap came from?
Ha! I don’t recall ever hearing that one, but then, I haven’t lived near Chicago since the 80s. Pretty funny. It’s just jealousy.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:35 AM
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Cub fans hated Frank Thomas. Where do you think the “Big Skirt” crap came from?
I always thought that nickname came from Jay Mariotti.
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I always thought that nickname came from (expletive deleted).
Would appreciate posters not using that kind of offensive language....

He who shall not be named called Frank the Big "Blurt" if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:14 AM
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Would appreciate posters not using that kind of offensive language....

He who shall not be named called Frank the Big "Blurt" if I'm not mistaken.
Fair point. I always hated that person.
I think you are right. I knew he had a stupid nickname for Frank.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:17 AM
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My Cubs fan friends always hated Carlos Lee as he torched them on the Sox and on the Astros.
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A.J. I think the entire league hated him. Glad he played for us.
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Jose Valentin mimicked Sammy Sosa's homerun skip and blowing kisses after he hit a big home run against the Cubs at some point in the 2000s. I don't think that went over well with Cubs fans, but I don't know if it registered enough that they hated him for it.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:09 AM
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Jose Valentin mimicked Sammy Sosa's homerun skip and blowing kisses after he hit a big home run against the Cubs at some point in the 2000s. I don't think that went over well with Cubs fans, but I don't know if it registered enough that they hated him for it.
July 2001. I was at that game. Valentin waited until he was back in the dugout to do the kiss. It did not seem.to provoke a big response --- it was more the media reacting. In those ancient days most people thought it was funny. I think.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:14 AM
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It is really hard to say anyone will ever be as hated as AJ.

The other problem is, usually hated comes from jealousy. Like, I am not happy Keller hit Anderson, but I would care more if we were playing games that REALLY mattered. Since its been so long without a good team, and inconsistent time frames between good teams, its harder to find anyone worth hating.
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