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Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:33 am
Edited on: October 26, 2010 8:14 pm
 

Kristen Lee was going to be key to the Yankees landing Cliff Lee this winter. Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, who has pretty much been openly courting his old Indians teammate, emphasizes how close his wife, Amber, is with Kristen (that's Kristen on the upper right, with Amber next to her, in a photo courtesy of the Plain Dealer ).

Sabathia said that during the Rangers' last regular-season series in New York, he made sure Amber took Kristen out to see the sights and talk up the advantages of living in the Big Apple.

But it doesn't sound like Kristen Lee is much of a Yankees fan after her experience at Yankee Stadium during the ALCS. She told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that while sitting in the visiting family section, she was taunted, cursed, had beer thrown at her and was even spit at from the section above.

"The fans did not do good things in my heart," Kristen says. "When people are staring at you, and saying horrible things, it's hard not to take it personal."

Kristen Lee also talked about how much she has enjoyed having her husband just a 40-minute flight from the family's Little Rock, Arkansas, home.

"Cliff can fit in anywhere, but it makes my life a lot easier," she said. "We've never had a short commute before. Having a direct flight from Little Rock is great."

Sure, it's easy to say Lee will simply go to the highest bidder. But if you don't think his wife will have some input on the matter, well, I'm going to guess you're probably not married.

-- David Andriesen

UPDATE: Lee addressed the report today during his media availability. He was asked if it would affect his free agency decision.

""=No. I don't know the guy that did it. It could be anyone," Lee told reporters . "Who knows? Who cares? They're at home right now."

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Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:06 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Classless behavior by Yankee$ fans?  No way!  In other news, water is wet and smoking may cause lung problems.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 10:52 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

NY fans think that their team runs the MLB?

Yes, each one of us Yankee fans have stated this exactly as you put it.

Tool #4....and a Baltimore fan.....that's a double whammy!!



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 10:43 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

NY fans think that their team runs the MLB? I guess that means they are running it from the same place the Royals, Pirates, and Nationals are this October,....from their couches. They all need to stop whinning about the fact that they couldn't buy another ring and underachieved YET again and try to educate their fans on how to treat other people who actually have enough class to root for another team.



Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 10:04 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Well, as for that, no, Was just saying i'd like to stay single during my playing career...



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 9:57 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

I want to offer just one additional thought on this subject that Yankee fans are soooo classless and horrible.

Let's go back to November 19, 2004, at the Palace in Aubern Hills, MI for the Pacers-Pistons NBA game.
From wikipedia.com:

With less than a minute left in the game, a fight broke out between players on the court. As the fight was being broken up, a cup of Diet Coke was thrown from the stands at then Pacer player Ron Artest, who entered the crowd sparking a massive brawl between players and fans.

The repercussions led to nine players being suspended without pay for a total of 146 games, which led to $10 million in salary being lost by the players. Five players were also charged with assault, and all five were eventually sentenced to a year on probation and community service. Five fans also faced criminal charges and banned from attending Pistons home games for life. The fight also led the NBA to increase security presence between players and fans, and to limit the sale of alcohol.

I underlined the pertinent areas so that the haters can see that what happened is not just Yankee fans as much as they want to make it about Yankee fans.  But wait- maybe what happened at that NBA game IS about Yankee fans!!!!

I mean, if Yankee fans weren't so classless, then the fans would never have thrown those cups of soda on those players...isn't that right haters???




Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 9:46 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

While all you internet tough guys flex your cyber muscles and lob words back and forth at each other, please remember to keep one positive thing in mind when referring to all the "classless" Yankees' fans who allegedly partook in such horrific and demeaning social behaviors at the game last week...

at least they didn't piss on her!

See ya in Philly!



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 9:20 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

please all these YANKEE haters.....when your team wins 27 rings come see me....untill then we run the MLB so talk all the shit u want doesnt mean nething cuz were on the top and will always be on top....you people are just jealous of our club...... and im sure lees wife didnt get spit on from the level above her..just a typical chick being over dramatic...



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 9:08 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

why is this such a shock...opposing team fans got abused at yankee stadium....im sure they were cheering for their team and yankee fans got nasty and upset they were losing....and texas fans got louder and more obnoxious....we alll know how it goes.......do we know for a fact that the yankee fans knew she was cliff lee's wife?

anyone who complains about yankee fans now should have seen the stadium in late 70s...opposing team fans couldnt even go to the stadium...yankee fans are relatively tame from 25 - 30 years ago...



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 9:04 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Man Cliff Lee needs an upgrade in the wifey dept!!!



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 9:04 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

please......you wish u were a yankee fan who u kiddin guy<br />



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