The New York Yankees’ showdown with the Cleveland Guardians on Saturday turned ugly after followers on the Yankee Stadium began throwing trash and jeering at Myles Straw, Oscar Mercado and the remainder of the guests.
Speaking to reporters after the sport, Straw and Mercado opened up about what led to the excessive tensions, indicating that some Yankees supporters celebrated and taunted the staff after Steven Kwan suffered an damage whereas hitting the wall.
“Some of the things that were said to him [Kwan] just weren’t going to fly,” Straw mentioned on the followers’ conduct, per Blake Ruane of Cover the Corner.
Mercado, in the meantime, referred to as the league to take motion on the incident and maintain those that showcased the unacceptable conduct accountable. While he has no downside for folks celebrating or jeer, throwing trash at folks that would get them harm needs to be punished.
Guardians outfielder Oscar Mercado describes what occurred when Yankees followers began throwing trash at him on the sector & what brought about the entire incident.
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Oscar Mercado was on the receiving finish of the trash-throwing from Yankees fan, which occurred within the ninth inning following Gleyber Torres’ walk-off hit. Sure sufficient, it ruined the celebration for New York as Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton tried to calm issues down.
Fans at Yankee Stadium throw issues at Guardians gamers after the sport ends. pic.twitter.com/1LIv66LfBW
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While the incident ended relatively shortly as officers obtained concerned to cease the state of affairs from escalating additional, it actually didn’t sit properly with the remainder of the Guardians. For his half, Myles Straw hit again at Yankees followers and referred to as them “classless.”
“Worst fan base on the planet,” Straw added, per The Athletic,
The Yankees might have gained 5-4, however the fan incident actually dampened the temper.