Wrigley Field was rocking for the first two games of the National League Championship Series, but as the series shifts back to the Friendly Confines on Saturday, at least one member of the Los Angeles Dodgers isn’t impressed with the crowd noise at the historic ballpark.
That player is Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who has made waves during this series for his refusal to stay at Trump Tower in Chicago and because of his angry tweet after being called out at home in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
When asked about the atmosphere at the ballpark for Saturday’s Game 6, Gonzalez offered a prediction that is sure to annoy Cubs fans.
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“The same (atmosphere) we had in Game 1 and 2,” Gonzalez told media when asked about what he expected at the ballpark. “They can’t put any more people in the stands. They can only put so many people.”
As if the notion that the ballpark can’t get louder wasn’t enough, Gonzalez put his statement in clearer terms.
“They can’t cheer any louder,” he said. “It’s not like it’s a loud stadium to begin with. They’re going to try their best, and we’re going to tune them out like we always do.”
Well Cubs fans, it appears that you have your marching orders for Saturday night.