If you missed it yesterday, the Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg blasted Yankees fans for being “violent” “apathetic” and for being “an embarrassment” but it didn’t take him long to retract that statement and offer and apology.
“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. I have spoken directly to Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine to apologize for my intemperate comments. I would like to express again how proud we are of our fans and how remarkably they have supported the Rangers throughout lean times and now during this magical season.
It shows a lot of guts to make this apology and especially to call the Yankees and personally apologize, but to me it doesn’t make up for what he did. He was extremely out of line and made himself and his organization look bad.
Further, he should probably have been focused on trying to find a way to beat the Giants instead of worrying about the Yankees and their fans. In the end this looks like a pathetic attempt to persuade Cliff Lee to avoid the Bronx.