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.”

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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.

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  • yanksandairthatsall

    I.P DAILY: You may pee daily but you sure don’t think every day. Number of rapes at Yankee Stadium(s) since 2004: zero. Number of murders: zero. And did you mean child “molestations” or “molestings”? Number of child molestations: zero. Check the NYPD website. JOEY MAZ: We do know we are obnoxious. And we love it. And JOEDIMAGGIO, how dare you take our beloved Yankee Clippers name and bad mouth the supporters of his team. As a Yankee fan, I’ll go toe to toe with any sportsfan from anywhere and give you baseball facts that isn’t Yankeeography.

  • yanksandairthatsall

    Greenstein must have his panties in a bunch. What would he have said about Phillies’ fans who are basically the same as Yankee fans? I have been to baseball, football and hockey games from Toronto down to Florida and then to the West Coast over the years. All sportsfans are just about the same: passionate and crass. To single out Yankee fans as being moreso only belies his ignorance.

  • JoeyMaz

    NYers are obnoxious. This is news only to NYers apparently.

  • jrsyshrftngsprt

    IP Daily- perhaps a redo of 3rd grade is in order for you. I doubt any discussion reuqiring rational intelligent thought would resonate with you.

  • SJR

    “SF- Stoners who sit on their hands and space out for nine innings.”

    Were you watching the World Series at all?? Those fans were anything but sitting on their hands. And there was quite a contingent of them in Arlington, shaking their orange pompons and watching their team beat the team that used to be owned by Dubya.

  • MIKE O

    When did yankee fans become “VIOLENT”??????


  • Mike Diaz

    Stupid redneck!! What happened to his 7 game guarantee!! LOL!! TEXASS SUCKS!!!!!!

    • Joepfoes

      Texas beat the Yankees hands down. So by your logic, YANKEES SUCK even more.

      • Louie Buonaiuto


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  • Joe DiMaggio

    He is right about one thing, Yankee fans are passionately rude. They are also ignorant to baseball history that is not Yankeeography.

  • KPMc

    Yankee fans are many things but apathetic is not one of them. Perhaps Mr. Greenberg should look up the meaning of that word.

    As for his extensive pool to compare playoff teams his squad has faced since he became owner it is now all of three teams.

    TB- their ‘fans’ didn’t even support their team as they were clinching a playoff spot.

    SF- Stoners who sit on their hands and space out for nine innings.

    As far as passion for your team there really isn’t much comparison.

    Enjoy your run Hank….. see you in another 50 years.

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