December 1, 2021

Greenburg Rips On Yankees Fans Then Apologizes

MLB Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers team owner, Chuck Greenburg, got himself into hot water over his comments about New York Yankees fans

Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg had nothing nice to say about the Yankee fans recently. As a matter of fact he said they were awful.

Greenburg praised the support and enthusiasm of the Texas Ranger fans. He commented that in Game 3 of the World Series they were particularly great and supportive. He felt like the Yankee fans were just awful. This is what Greenberg had to say about the Yankee fans, “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.”

During Games 3 and 4 of the ALCS there were quite a few empty seats in the Yankee Stadium. Mrs. Cliff Lee also spoke about the behavioral issues of the fans at that time, so what Greenburg pointed out was nothing new. Yankee fans have led in attendance since 2003, so calling them awful is a bit odd.

Then less than an hour before the 5th game was to start Greenburg issued an apology to the New York Yankee fans.

Greenburg went straight to Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine to apologize for his comments. He said that he has seen how the Yankee fans have supported the Rangers during the “magical season.”

In his apology he said that he was praising the Texas Ranger fans, and “unfairly and inaccurately disparaged fans of the New York Yankees.” He went on to say that it was inappropriate and he should not have said it and he was sincerely sorry. He believes that Yankee fans are some of the most passionate and supportive fans in Major League Baseball.