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Former Phillie Ryan Franklin Lashes Out At Current Teams' Fans

After Ryan Franklin spent some time here in Philadelphia, he headed to St. Louis. You may remember after Scott Rolen was traded from the Phillies to the Cardinals, he called St. Louis "baseball heaven."

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Franklin doesn't appear to share the sentiment. After being booed by the home fans recently, Franklin let them have it.

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"They must have short memories," said Franklin. "I think I've been decent for the four years I've been here and then ... to do that. ... But that's all right.

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"I wouldn't do it. I'm a fan of the Oklahoma Sooners and whenever they have a bad game, I don't stand out there on the sidelines and tell them, 'You [stink].'''

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Earlier, Franklin had said some other things he later would regret, including a jab at the St. Louis fans. "You don't boo your own team," said Franklin. "I don't care who you are or what you say or just because you spent your money to come here to watch us play that somebody happens to make one bad pitch and give up a homer and you are going to start booing?

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"They are supposed to be the best fans in baseball," Franklin had said. "Yeah, right."

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Franklin later apologized...

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So fans sometimes boo their home team in the old baseball heaven and the new one.

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