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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 4, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:47 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

YOU NAILED THAT RIGHT ON THE HEAD.   I SEE A COUPLE SEVENS, NO TENS AT ALL. 


BannedPigeon
Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:40 pm
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Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:34 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

As the always-quotable Dalai Lama is rumored to have said:
"Well, I'm not sure who the ones on the left and right are, but the one in the middle with the bad breath sure looks like Willie Nelson."




Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:34 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Looks like the wives from "Goodfellas", a haggard, beaten bunch... If I had been good enough to play pro ball, and be a star, I would have done it George Brett's way, Get married AFTER you retire, if ever at all...



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:29 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Obviously another "classy" Yankees fan



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:22 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Let's get back to the real issue, these chicks are ugly for a bunch of rich guys.

by the way, I can bench around 325 and can drink beer with the most seasoned drinkers. (just so the one guy can know everything he needs too



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:05 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

10 cent beer night?  completely and totally irrelevant to the post.  While you are at it, show bat nights, and the time disco records were blown up... still irrelevant.  The woman was disrespected...totally uncool and a bad sign for the Yankees getting Lee.



Since: Oct 31, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:02 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

You're a Cleveland Indians fan, huh? My guess is that you are too young to know about Cleveland's "10 cent beer night" promotion in 1974. Here's an account of some of the "classy" and "decent" behavior that Indians fans displayed that evening.




Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2010 4:47 pm
 

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

If you are surprised, raise your hand... now!

*looks around to crickets chirping*

Typical Skankee behavior.  And then they'll expect Lee to sign right up when they throw money at him because they're that arrogant, egotistical, and self-entitled.  And when you have an organization that lacks both decency and class, the last things the lowest common denominator will have is decency and class.

Ain't life grand?




Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 4:46 pm
 

Chance for opinions about women & sports at once

What a great article to respond to.  Fans get to mouth off about their sports knowledge and prowess with the ladies all at once.

Now, if we could only add how many beers we drink and maybe our bench press stats, that should about cover it.



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