Andrew Cashner is a former member of the Chicago Cubs, who may or may not be one who got away. Since being dealt to the San Diego Padres before the 2012 season, the right-hander has enjoyed a fair amount of success (3.23 ERA, 15-18). He’s been solid, but certainly not performing at a level to make the Cubs feel like they made a huge mistake by getting rid of him.
But when it comes to his former home, Wrigley Field, Cashner apparently doesn’t have fond memories:
“It’s bad. Here (at Petco Park), we have one of the nicest weight rooms in all of baseball, a big locker room and things are spaced out. You go about your business and make the most out of what you need to get out of your day. We’re spoiled here. We have some of the best facilities in baseball. And Wrigley, it’s a dump,” said Cashner via the Chicago Tribune.
There’s definitely some truth to what the right-hander is saying. Petco Park was opened in 2004 and there’s no doubt it’s a top notch MLB ballpark. Wrigley was opened 100 years ago, and there’s just no way it’s as appealing to players.
But Cubs fans will have a hard time accepting Cashner’s opinion. There are certain things you shouldn’t say in regards to the Lovable Losers, and bashing Wrigley Field is one of them. People love that place more than the game of baseball itself.
However, this is America. Cashner can say what he wants about The Friendly Confines. But that won’t stop Cubs fans from booing the crap out of him next time he toes the rubber in Chicago.