Rangers Owner Rips Yankees Fans, Apologizes
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg has apologized to Hal Steinbrenner for remarks he made about Yankees fans during a radio interview.
WFAN’s Jon Heyman reports that Major League Baseball told Greenberg to apologize to the Yankees.
“I thought Yankee fans, frankly, were awful. They were either violent or apathetic, neither of which is good,” Greenberg said Monday on KESN in Dallas. “So I thought Yankee fans were by far the worst of any I’ve seen in the postseason. I thought they were an embarrassment.”
Greenberg has since released this statement:
“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. Those remarks were inappropriate. Yankees fans are among the most passionate and supportive in all of baseball.”
According to Heyman, the Yankees’ top brass are angry about Greenberg’s comments. The Yankees did not respond Monday out of respect to Bud Selig and the World Series.