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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 3:25 pm

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

buckeyes is right. Let's lay off The wives. I was just waiting here at work for a coworker and I got out of hand.

The real issue is the Crappy Yankee fans. Let me tell you what you need to do. Instead of spitting on women from the upper deck (cheap seats by the way) why not do something about the Muslims building a mosque at Ground Zero. If you don't think these people will see it as a victory temple then you don't know them to well. I work for the Department of State and see stuff the regular guy does not. So why don't you spit on people after you get your house in order. Shame Shame Shame on NY. Maybe after they build that thing they can give you some oil money for for team and you can rename Yankee Stadium to Weletthembuildamosqueatgroundzerobe


thing Field and sign more underachievers for your team so you can choke in the post season some more. Let's hope baseball adds more teams to the post season just so their are more teams to beat the Yankees.

Since: May 20, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:25 pm

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee


Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:22 pm

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

Sounds about right.  Yankees fans are worthless, rude, ignorant and ill-fitted for normal society.  Enjoy Lee beating your a$$es from here on out, idiots, because no way will he sign with NY, morons.

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:18 pm

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

I am a Yankee fan and I am ashamed if this behavior actually took place.  I think a lot of fans make the Stadium a hostile environment for opposing fans to watch a game.  I think all fans should have a right to cheer on their team (even in an away stadium) and not be cursed at, chastised, etc.  Sure, some competition between the fans is in good fun, but it tends to go too far.

As for Lee, while I'd love to see him sign with the Yanks, I wouldn't mind seeing a player spurn the big money and bright lights of New York.  It would lend some credibility to the game as a whole.

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:17 pm

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

A look from the opposite end of the bleachers - if Lee doesn't sign with the Yanks, his wife will be harassed even worse when the Rangers play in NY for the playoffs, and now that this story came out, the regular season too - although she won't attend because of all the importnt activities going on in Arkansas - The BBQ battle, the Bacon Festival, the Casserole contest. etc...lmssao

Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:17 pm

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

... and Spankmes' fans misbehaviour toward visiting players' wives should surprise anybody ... why?

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:14 pm
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Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:10 pm

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

You idiots taking shots at Lee's wife are morons. First off, that isn't the most flattering picture I have seen of her (since she was pregnant at the time). Secondly, by all accounts, Lee and his wife are happily married with two beautiful kids...and they are not just high school sweethearts...they have known eachother since elementary school. Lay off her!

By the way, what in the world were Yankee fans thinking? Someone sitting next to the idiots swearing/spitting/yelling at her should have jacked the guy for ruining what was once thought to be a sure thing (Lee signing with the Yanks next year).

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:02 pm

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

I like fatties...

Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:01 pm

Fans didn't help Yankees' bid for Lee

It's sad that any fans would trash family members of players that are as talented and classy as Cliff Lee.  He is humble and respectful to all.  I sure hope he stays in Texas where he is appreciated for being more than just being a great pitcher.

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