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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: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 7:50 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

"Well, looks like Lee will be a Fight N' Phil again.  Nice job Yankee fans, good way to spoil any thought of Cliff wearing the pinstrips.   Then again, is anyone shocked on your hospitality??"

lol.  You fans are some of the most aggressive and drunken fans in all of baseball, football and hockey.  Wow- that's calling the kettle black.  What a tool.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 7:45 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

"What a shock, New Yorkers acting like jerks???? Say it isn't so!!!! I hope she tells Lee not to sign for the Skanks!"

Skizzle, thank you for showing your impression of forest gump.
Let me point out a few things for your feeble mind to digest.  I will put this in as simple terms as I can.

1. Your favorite team is the METS.  Therefore you are a NY FAN.
2. You created your profile just a few days ago, which tells me one of two things-
    A.  You are ashamed to admit your true favorite team (doesn't make sense why you picked the Mets of all teams).
    B.  You are simply a coward and only created a profile to razz Yankee fans.
3. Any baseball team has fans who get drunk and make morons out of themselves.
4. How this is equated into the salary issue of the team is beyond me.  Were the Yankee players harassing Lee's wife?  I'm sure the Yankee haters will say yes.  They never have anything factual to say.  Only to cry about the team salary.  Wah wah wah.  Cry me a river.

As for the story itself- yes- IF it happened, then those Yankee fans responsible should be ashamed of their actions.
This happens at every stadium.  football, baseball, hockey, etc.  Fans decide to get drunk on $10 beer and run their mouths.  But somehow this is only a NY problem.

Has anyone thought perhaps it didn't happen?  Let me offer this perspective.  What if Lee's wife doesn't want Cliff in pinstripes?  We all know players' families have a mighty big pull when it comes to their decision.  WHAT IF she made this story up and we all know it's believable because certain fans can't hold their liquor.

But again, it's NY.  Yankee fans.  It's always the worst.  We are the worst fans in the world, right haters?  We are the worst city in the world, right haters?

Of course, until baseball economics suffer and no one cares about teams anymore.  Then we see how important the Yankees really are.  For those who hate them or love them.  If this happened, I apologize for my fellow drunken Yankee fans.  I have seen worse, and it's called Boston fans, Philadelphia fans, Cleveland fans, etc.  To equate this into a salary issue or a yankee issue is totall foolish and the haters know it- but will choose to ignore it.



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 7:14 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Totally agree!  The wrong thing to do, but this is not just classless Yankee fans it is terrible people.  Back in 1984 as a 19 year old kid in the Air Force driving through Dallas Texas- a car rode me off the rode into a ditch, yelled "Yankee go home.!"  ( They saw my New York license plates), and the police when they spotted me not moving half an hour later, they just laughed it off.

Great people.  I don't blame Texans- I blame the individuals.  You are generalizing against Yankee fans.  It is just the few classless that give the state a bad name.

Please realize this!



Since: Jan 31, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 7:13 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Well, looks like Lee will be a Fight N' Phil again.  Nice job Yankee fans, good way to spoil any thought of Cliff wearing the pinstrips.   Then again, is anyone shocked on your hospitality?? 


Ihateumpires
Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:59 pm
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jsizzle33556
Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:48 pm
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Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:26 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

wow your probably right what a great and well thought out plan. those texas fans must be brillant s are seated and to know where visitor players wives are seated and able to purchase tickets right above



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:19 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

10 cent beer night


That goes south in any stadium.. ten cent beer blahah ahahah ahahahah....  Just sit a buck on the bar and grab as many as you can carry...    10 cent beer...  funny



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:18 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Hey, meinfuhrer.....wasn't George Brett constantly coming down with a bad case of hemorrhoids?  And you want to be like him?  Go for it.



Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:09 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Ah, A legend in their own mind, just like the yankees and their 200+ million salaries, but no cigar!


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