Because the city of Cleveland hasn't endured enough slings and arrows in recent years, there's this:
Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez believes the city's sports fans have issues. Deep issues.
Case in point: The Indians hover above .500, playing decent baseball, but nobody's buying tickets. Perez sees a group of malcontents more interested in sticking pins into LeBron James dolls.
|Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez had some choice words for Browns fans. (Jesse Johnson/US Presswire)|
Cleveland's age-old obsession with the Browns? Unhealthy and strange, according to Perez, who hails from Florida.
"That's what I don't understand," he recently told The New York Times. "Their whole thing is, 'We want a winner.' Well, why do you support the Browns? They don't win. They've never won. They left. You guys blindly support them. I don't understand it. It's a double standard, and I don't know why.
"... They've had a lot of years of misery. They say, 'You just don't understand because you don't live here,' O.K, maybe I don't. But that doesn't mean it has to keep going."
Our suggestion for Mr. Perez: A little more Josh Cribbs, a little less John Rocker. These people have been through enough, sir.