This is old news now but I am weighing in with my own two cents, again. Chuck Greenberg, CEO of the Texas Rangers was on a talk show talking about Ranger’s fans when he had this to say:
“I thought Yankee fans, frankly, were awful. They were either violent or apathetic, neither of which is good. So I thought Yankee fans were by far the worst of any I’ve seen in the postseason. I thought they were an embarrassment.”
Considering the Rangers had just last week beat the Yankees and were playing (losing) in the World Series, this makes him look like, to put it mildly, an ungracious winner. Add to that the commissioner’s policy regarding respecting and not distracting from the World Series, which the Yankee’s honored by not commenting on Mr. Greenberg’s statement.
Later Monday, Greenberg issued a statement apologizing for his comments.
“Earlier today, in the course of praising the extraordinary support and enthusiasm of Texas Rangers fans, I unfairly and inaccurately disparaged fans of the New York Yankees,” he said in a statement. “Those remarks were inappropriate. Yankees fans are among the most passionate and supportive in all of baseball.
“I have spoken directly to Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine to apologize for my intemperate comments.” ~ Source
Even though he made inappropriate comments at a time when perhaps he should have been focusing on his teams performance in the World Series, considering the treatment of the players families by the fans, I suppose it was to be expected that he would say something.
Attending the World Series as the wife of a player doesn’t always bring star treatment.
There’s the heckling of the other team’s fans – and worse.
Texas Rangers outfielder Jeff Francoeur’s wife, Catie, said a rowdy San Francisco Giants fan, high off Wednesday’s victory, heaved a sandwich at the Rangers’ departing bus.
“You can tell emotions are really heightened,” said Francoeur, 26.
Family members of the Rangers sat scattered across the lower bowl of AT&T Park, along the first-base line. Giants fans interspersed with the red and blue dished out plenty of trash talk to them during the game.
“A lot of the time people don’t realize we’re family,” Francoeur said. “So we’ll take it a lot more personally than just a fan would.” ~ Source
Except these were San Francisco fans, which proves once again, that there are idiots in every fan base, and if you show up in the visiting team’s gear, expect to get heckled.
~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa😛