So if you heard that loud annoying noise last night around midnight (eastern), it was Yankee fans crying about the news that Cliff Lee was going to sign with Philadelphia Phillies. Don’t confuse the Yankee fans crying with the sobbing of Houston Texans as once again they lost a game in heartbreaking fashion, but that story is for another day; LOL!
Back to Yankee fans, the typical NY Yankee fan is so arrogant that they feel EVERY free agent should sign with them and that going anywhere else is like turning down the advances of Selita Ebanks. After the disbelief of the idea that the #1 free agent on the market Cliff Lee would tell the Yankees no, fans of the Bronx Bombers began to go after the mental makeup Lee and his wife. Seriously, was it not enough that classless Yankee fans rudely heckled Lee’s wife during the ALCS last year at Yankee Stadium?
In my opinion any attack on Lee’s mental makeup is just silly, and any comparison to LeBron not wanting to come to the Knicks is off as well. In the case of LeBron you can say LeBron was wanting to avoid being the man as basketball is more of an individual sport than baseball. Bron would have had the focus of the NY media on him every day as he would be playing every game. Unlike LeBron, Lee would only pitch every 5 days while sharing the marquee with other Yankee players like Jeter, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez and Mariano Rivera. Keep in mind that for the past 2 seasons Lee has been a hired gun that has been thrown into the fire of stretch runs for teams making a push for the playoffs. He also has been the #1 pitcher leading teams in the playoffs…
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Sorry Yankee fans but these are not the numbers of some one scared to pitch on the big stage, LOL! As a matter of fact Lee has done it in Yankee Stadium as an opposing pitcher, which is worse than playing for the home team. Yankee fans will just have to get over it and realize Lee just likes Philly better; yes there are people out there not obsessed with NYC and being part of that scene. It’s even coming out that Lee never wanted to leave Philly last season when he was traded. If you want to question Lee’s intelligence, well that is a different story… LOL, who wants to live in PHILLY! At the end of the day Yankee fans should applaud Lee for not just being about the money and coming to NY to cash checks. It will truly be OK Yankee fans, you still have C.C. Sabathia…
Now as a Mets fan, I am the one that should be mad!!!!
WTF, now my squad which has no money to spend not only has to deal with Roy “Doc” Halladay but now in a 3 game series we could be facing Halladay, Lee, and Hamels/Oswalt!! Screw a Yankees fan, I am the one who should be crying, HAHA!!!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!
It’s not arrogance as fans. It’s just being loyal as fans. truth is he always wanted to be in Philly. When they traded him to Seattle, Lee cried about why it had to be him to leave and how his wife loved the Philly area. Plus the Yankees fans spitting on his wife during the ALCS and the Yankees not offering a proper formal apology didn’t help either. Nor did the way Hank Steinbrenner publicly handled the most beloved Yankee since Joe Dimaggio, Derek Jeter during contract talks. As a Yankees fan I hate to say it but the dynasty as we know it officially died on 7/13/10 when the Boss, George Steinbrenner died. His sons are gonna run this proud franchise into the ground.