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Franklin blasts Cards fans: MLB's best? 'Yeah, right'

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08:12 AM ET 04.21 | Yes, demoted closer Ryan Franklin is frustrated, too, but he doesn't appreciate the treatment he's receiving from his home fans: boos. Although he insisted he wasn't bothered by the boos, Franklin clearly was disappointed by the fans' behavior. "Sure, I hear it," said Franklin, who has permitted four homers in 6 2/3 innings this season. ... "You don't boo your own team. I don't care who you are or what you say. Just because you spent your money to come here and watch us play and somebody happens to make one bad pitch and gives up a homer, you don't start booing them? I've been here for five years and four years, I've been pretty good. You should go write stories about the fans booing. They're supposed to be the best fans in baseball. Yeah, right."

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April 21, 2011  08:17 AM ET

You stupid SOB! You DO boo a player on your own team when he's not preforming up to standards.

Yeah, you've been good in the past but what have you done for us lately???????

Shut up, get your head out of your **** and pitch or retire! Nobody want to hear your whining!

April 21, 2011  08:30 AM ET

"One Bad Pitch"???

Franklin is leading the team in Gopher Balls (4 in 6 2/3 IP)...

News Flash for Mr. Franklin - When you do you Job, the people who pay your Salary won't Boo You.

April 21, 2011  08:41 AM ET

**** up and pitch Franklin...if you don't perform well at home, the home fans will boo you loudly...just ask any athlete playing for a Philadelphia team for confirmation

April 21, 2011  08:43 AM ET
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**** up and pitch Franklin...if you don't perform well at home, the home fans will boo you loudly...just ask any athlete playing for a Philadelphia team for confirmation

Morning barkeep.

April 21, 2011  08:46 AM ET
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You stupid SOB! You DO boo a player on your own team when he's not preforming up to standards. Yeah, you've been good in the past but what have you done for us lately???????Shut up, get your head out of your **** and pitch or retire! Nobody want to hear your whining!

If you don't suck then you don't get booed. Fans pay good money to go to the game so they have every right to boo. There have been players much better then him who have felt the wrath of the fans.

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April 21, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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No sympathy - one gopher ball O.K., two maybe - but 4 - and 4 blown saves were they ended in losses? Deal with it. Franklin has been fantastic these last couple of years. He has set that standard and he has to live with the consequences of not living up to that standard.Morning all;To Clem and Barkeep;KUGELN!!!!!!Now I have 4 hours of meetings to go to - nice to get spun up just before them.

Got time for a quick train?

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April 21, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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If you don't suck then you don't get booed. Fans pay good money to go to the game so they have every right to boo. There have been players much better then him who have felt the wrath of the fans.

AMEN!

Hell he took Jason Issringhausen's place when he was injured and Franklin saw how the fans treated ISSY, even tho they loved him!

Who do these people think they are that they can knock the people that contribute to his salary? Sometimes I hate players of all sports when they start acting like this

April 21, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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AMEN!Hell he took Jason Issringhausen's place when he was injured and Franklin saw how the fans treated ISSY, even tho they loved him!Who do these people think they are that they can knock the people that contribute to his salary? Sometimes I hate players of all sports when they start acting like this

Should be Jason Isringhausen

My bad!

April 21, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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**** up and pitch Franklin...if you don't perform well at home, the home fans will boo you loudly...just ask any athlete playing for a Philadelphia team for confirmation

He was a Phillie and couldn't handle it.

April 21, 2011  09:27 AM ET
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AMEN!Hell he took Jason Issringhausen's place when he was injured and Franklin saw how the fans treated ISSY, even tho they loved him!Who do these people think they are that they can knock the people that contribute to his salary? Sometimes I hate players of all sports when they start acting like this

Of course we fans can be fickle as well as it's really what have you done for us lately. A player can have a great year but if he's lousy in the playoffs he'll still get booed but it comes with the territory. If you want to make the big bucks then you have to perform as well, not many free rides out there.

April 21, 2011  09:57 AM ET

Franklin's #1 pitch this year.....the urinater.....he throws it up there and they knock the p_iss out of it......retire Franklin, you are terrible. You had one good/fluke year last year. You couldnt pitch for most teams, we just have you because we dont like to pay people and love to hire washed-up has-beens and try to make them all-stars

April 21, 2011  10:00 AM ET
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"One Bad Pitch"???Franklin is leading the team in Gopher Balls (4 in 6 2/3 IP)...News Flash for Mr. Franklin - When you do you Job, the people who pay your Salary won't Boo You.

Amen. He isn't getting booed because of one bad pitch.

**** up and stop whining, Ryan. You're embarrassing yourself.

April 21, 2011  10:01 AM ET
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Best Baseball Town in America!

Damn straight it is........

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April 21, 2011  10:20 AM ET

It's not my way to boo my own team, I don't feel like it helps anybody to do that but it is something that should be expected from people when they spend their hard earned money on a ticket. It's reality.

April 21, 2011  10:23 AM ET
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try coming to Philly, then see how you feel after the fans boo you.......

He was in Philly. This is why he failed miserably there. Grow your stupid beard longer, Franklin.

 
April 21, 2011  10:24 AM ET

When you are not doing your job, you get booed. Get over it.

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