Will Middlebrooks, who was a rookie third baseman for the Red Sox last season, struggled in his limited action at Tropicana Field. In five games, he was 4-20 with eight strikeouts and no walks. And it is this level of sucktitude that may have led to Middlebrooks recent comment about Tropicana Field (via Twitter)…
Just passed the trop…. Miss that place as much as chicken pox.
— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) February 25, 2013
While this quote will anger many Rays fans, it makes me smile. You see, the best thing about the Trop is that players on other teams hate it. And when a player like Middlebrooks openly despises The Trop it is like he is starting every at bat with a strike, making the job of the pitchers that much easier.
So keep on hatin’ Mr. Middlebrooks. We love it.