Boston Pink Sox rookie pitcher Josh Winckowski left Wrigley Subject on Saturday unimpressed with the venerable ballpark.
Winckowski, who pitched six innings and gave up two runs in Boston’s 3-1 loss to the Cubs, stated the “Pleasant Confines” felt “underwhelming” to him.
“A little bit underwhelming,” Winckowski stated, through MassLive’s Chris Cotillo. “Fenway form of has a presence to it. I actually didn’t get that right here, to be sincere. I stated to my mother final night time, this place could be very inventory normal, should you ask me. I didn’t actually really feel something, to be sincere. It form of simply felt like one other ballpark.”
Contemplating Wrigley’s popularity amongst Cubs followers and to baseball aficionados generally, Winckowski’s feedback generated loads of blowback.
Nevertheless, there are a number of individuals who perceive the place Winckowski was coming from.
“I feel followers and gamers would differ drastically of their assessments of Wrigley and Fenway,” stated Fantasy Professionals’ Anderson Pickard. “Pitching underneath the lights and buzz of Fenway feels lots completely different than sitting on a tiny, angled wooden slab in proper area together with your neck craned so that you simply see the sport from afar.”
“He is actually proper,” stated one other Twitter person.
We will not blame Winckowski and any of his teammates for desirous to get out of Wrigley shortly although. Shedding the primary two video games of a sequence to a staff that’s 32-46 will try this to you.
Boston will attempt to keep away from the sweep this afternoon.