David Ross reacts to Red Sox pitcher calling Wrigley Field 'stock standard'

David Ross reacts to Red Sox pitcher calling Wrigley Field 'stock standard'


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Red Sox pitcher Josh Winckowski made some waves from Cubs fans when he said that iconic Wrigley Field wasn't that impressive to him regarding ballparks.

"Fenway kind of has a presence to it," Winckowski said. "I really didn’t get that here, to be honest. I said to my mom last night, this place is very stock standard, if you ask me. I didn’t really feel anything, to be honest. It kind of just felt like another ballpark."

The 24-year-old rookie with a few weeks of major league time is entitled to his opinion even though it doesn't appear to be a solid take.

Cubs manager David Ross was asked about the Wrigley Field comments and had to disagree with the rookie's assessment of the historic ballpark.

“I don’t know what his life experience is, but I appreciate this place a lot,” Ross said. “I’ve got a lot of history here. This is one of the best [ballparks] I’ve ever been around.”

Ross has a unique perspective as he has played for the Red Sox and Cubs.

"I’ve been part of a World Series in both,” Ross said. “[Saturday] night at Wrigley felt pretty awesome. It was nice to have fans on their feet, the ‘Go, Cubs, Go,’ packed house. It was fun. Fenway’s the same. Historic. You walk into it, just like here, beautiful ballpark — a lot of history there. Very similar from my vantage point. Two amazing ballparks and great places to play, great fan bases, intense. Fun atmosphere."

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