Here is the reaction from Lee and his agent via ESPN:
But the treatment apparently did not change how the Lees feel about New York.
Lee said he didn’t even know who did it and didn’t care, adding, “They’re at home right now.”
The day before starting Game 1 of the World Series against San Francisco, Lee said he can “brush it off as fans being fans” and a few people “just acting like fools.”
“The story is not an issue to us,” Lee’s agent, Darek Braunecker, told ESPNNewYork.com. “Her experience in New York is certainly a non-issue. She enjoys New York as much as anyone enjoys New York.”
On the flip side of Kristen Lee’s bad experience in New York is her close relationship with CC Sabathia‘s wife, Amber. They have been close since Sabathia and Cliff Lee played together in Cleveland.
I probably shouldn’t have even published the first story. This is really a non-issue that people have blown out of proportion. Fans are fans and nobody knows that better than the players and their families. In the end money talks and the Yankees are going to offer Lee a boatload of money.