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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kenny Lofton Tells Chris Perez to Shut Up

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:25 AM

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Indians closer Chris Perez said some things about Indians fans the other day. You might have heard.

Yesterday, Kenny Lofton went on 92.3 The Fan and stood up for the Wahoos in the stands, and even those not in the stands, basically telling Chris Perez to shut up in the process. Old No. 7 knows a little bit about baseball, not just here in Cleveland but everywhere else, having played for 11 teams in his career. Leave it to him, a hero of the 90s, to put Pure Rage in his place.

Via 92.3 The Fan:

"He doesn't get it," Lofton said of Perez. "He hasn't been in the league long enough to have an understanding of what you have to do as a player first."

“As players we knew we had to do our job on the field and off of the field to get the fans to come,” Lofton said. “You can’t just all of the sudden you get in first place for a couple of days and all of the sudden you think that you’re big time. That’s not how it works.”

“They saw what was going on in the 90′s but they don’t exactly know how it went down,” Lofton said. “That’s the problem that Chris Perez is having. He saw it from the outside looking in.”

"The grass is not going to be greener on the other side," Lofton said. "It's not. As much as you think it will be. Cleveland fans are loyal and other fans (in other cities) are not always loyal."

That's all well and good, but what does Paul Assenmacher think?

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