For Pete's Sake

Royals fan bids farewell to Ben Zobrist, hopes he fails in Chicago

Ben Zobrist walked against the Astros in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Ben Zobrist walked against the Astros in Game 4 of the ALDS. skeyser@kcstar.com

It was always going to be a long shot for the Royals to bring back second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist.

Suitors with deeper pockets were waiting to snap up Zobrist following his stellar postseason play for the Royals. The Cubs reportedly have a deal with Zobrist, who is a free agent, on a four-year, $56 million deal.

So you can tip your hat to Zobrist and say thanks for the help in getting the Royals a World Series title.

But that’s not the sentiment from a Facebook user named Jack Dempsey on Tuesday.

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He wrote many things including this: “I thank Ben Zobrist for his contributions this year but I do not wish him good luck in Chicago. In fact, I hope he falls flat on his face. You leave my team, you are not my friend. And I unfollowed is wife’s Facebook page.”

There were more posts. Here are screenshots of some of his comments:

It’s an interesting argument, and everyone is entitled to their opinion. But it seems odd coming from a Royals fan. For most, there was great sadness among many in hearing that Zobrist would leave:

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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