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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: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 8:24 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Again, do not act like you don't have an advantage when you do. Yankees = have money than everybody else. ADVANTAGE.




Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 8:21 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Seriously now. Do you want to know why everybody hates the Yankees? Because every year they sign the best two free agents and then act like they are just a better team and they do not have the advantage of having the most money and the rest of the league is starting in a hole every year. If baseball was fair (like the NFL) and shared revenues then the field will be level. Don't have an advantage and act like you don't have an advantage. The field is not level. You guys have the All Star team and that is just not fair to the small market teams that only get a chance at the post season every now and then.

We should tear down Yankee Stadium and like the Muslims build their Mosque there

What a truly insightful post.  Texas fans are such gracious winners.  Now I know why NY'ers hate Texas fans.  Yeah I congratulated your team multiple times, but we are scumbags and sore losers right?  Quite frankly and factually, I saw a multitude of Yankee fans congratulate Texas this year.  But we are sore losers no matter what we say.  Damned if we do, damned if we don't.

And your post about the Mosque- if I could give you a negative review score, don't think I would.
Are you one of the people that blogged they were happy 9-11 ocurred in NY?  Maybe I ought to read your previous posts and see what you've said about it.  I wouldn't put it past you.  I should start assigning tool #1, #2, etc.  You are #2 so far.....



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2010 8:20 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

They do share.  I believe its called a luxury tax dispersed amongst all teams.  I even think its dollar for dollar over a cap.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 8:15 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Seriously now. Do you want to know why everybody hates the Yankees? Because every year they sign the best two free agents and then act like they are just a better team and they do not have the advantage of having the most money and the rest of the league is starting in a hole every year. If baseball was fair (like the NFL) and shared revenues then the field will be level. Don't have an advantage and act like you don't have an advantage. The field is not level. You guys have the All Star team and that is just not fair to the small market teams that only get a chance at the post season every now and then.

We should tear down Yankee Stadium and like the Muslims build their Mosque there.



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2010 8:12 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

"kristen the devil just offered me 60 mill for 3 years.  Wadya think?  Oh cool I love those fans".  Puhleze.




Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2010 8:11 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Lol.  that was funny.  Seattle Mariners fans talking trash.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 8:10 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

wow you yankee fans are dumb

And you're a seattle mariners fan.  Need I say more?  that would be insult enough.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 7:59 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

I know if I was Lee and my wife got treated like that, not only would I never sign with them, I'd tell my "friend" CC Sabathia to demand a trade immediately. I'd also sign with a good team who would give me the best chance of humiliating them at every turn.

Yeah ok.  Like your beloved Cubs?  I forgot to add in my last list Chicago fans.  We all know how hospitable and friendly they can be.

Please do us a favor and go back to your hole.



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 7:57 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Shes like 4 bills!  If you spit anywhere in that stadium, a fan would have hit her....  I mean lets get real!!!!



Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2010 7:55 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Good poost Outlaw.  These haters are idiots.  The drunks are idiots.
One solution is to start cutting these smucks off after any signs of drunkeness.
but you are right in that somehow those see this as only a NY problem.  ridiculous.


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