Chris Perez is weighing in again on the Cleveland sports fan, and this time he takes aim at the blind loyalty the Browns receive and the persistent venom aimed at LeBron James. Regarding LeBron, the closer and Miami native thinks it's time for Cavaliers fans to move on:
"Why cheer against a guy that's not even in your city anymore? Just to see him fail? Does that make you feel good? I could see if the Cavs were in the championship, but that's their mentality."
He also called the full faith and credit in the Browns a double-standard, and doesn't understand the attendance discrepancy between a generally winning club at Progressive Field and the decade-long disaster that's taken place just north along the Lake. Quotes after the jump:
Via Tyler Kepner of the New York Times:
"That's what I don't understand," Perez said. "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.
"It's head-scratching. It's just - they don't come out. But around the city, there's great support. They watch it in the bars. They watch it at home. They just don't come."
Well, he's got a point there.
h/t/ TJ Zuppe