Hawk Harrelson irked Cubs fans when he laid into Wrigley Field earlier this month saying he would never go back there again.
The Cubs have fired back, with an epic Tweet following Anthony Rizzo's home run in the fourth inning of Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Rizzo blast reached Sheffield Ave., prompting this response:
“I will never step foot in that ballpark again.” – That baseball pic.twitter.com/Ty1Q3C2pOd— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 15, 2017
Yes, that is the exact quote from the enigamatic Hawk, who said this to Dan Hayes and other White Sox reporters on Aug. 6:
“Fenway is just a special place,” Harrelson said. “Look at this ballpark. As we talked about the other day, the only one (visiting clubhouse) worse is Wrigley Field, the two worst clubhouses in baseball for visiting players. I’ll tell you this much, I’ll never go back to Wrigley Field again. We’ve got three games over at their place, and I told Jerry the other day before we came on this trip, I said, ‘I’m not going back to Wrigley Field.’
"He said, ‘Well, you’ve got three games there next year.’ I said, ‘Well, I’m talking with (Bob) Grim. We’re going to get rid of those.’ “Worst press box, worst booths for television. It’s a joke. It really is. And so, Jason (Benetti) is getting ready for those three at Wrigley. I will never step foot in that ballpark again. Ever.”
The Tweet exploded in all corners of Chicago social media. The Crosstown Classic may be done for 2017, but the war of words lives on...