Apr 23, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; Cleveland Guardians center fielder Myles Straw (7) climbs the fence to go after fans during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

After Saturday’s game between the Cleveland Guardians and New York Yankees, Cleveland outfielder Myles Straw made his feelings towards New York’s fans known. They are not positive.

Immediately after the Yankees won the game, the attention shifted from New York’s comeback to some activity in right field. Several Yankees fans were throwing objects onto the field, which prompted a reaction from players on both teams. New York’s radio play-by-play man, John Sterling, immediately rebuked those throwing objects onto the field, though he didn’t want to criticize the entire fan base, saying “those aren’t Yankee fans.”

Following the game, Straw took it a step further.

The reaction to this comment was naturally mixed. Straw had his share of detractors.

But that was not a unanimous feeling. Not by a long shot. While Straw had his critics, he also had plenty of support.

Certainly, not all Yankees fans were throwing objects on the field. Heck, most fans in right field were not throwing anything. But there were also too many objects on the field to be passed off as “just a few fans.” So, it’s easy to understand where Straw is coming from. And there’s absolutely no good reason to ever throw things onto the field. It’s dangerous to players and fans alike.

Now, how will Straw’s comments be treated? We can only imagine that Straw will be treated to hearty boos whenever he appears in Sunday’s game. That will be the last regular season game between the two teams in New York this season. But chances are, this comment will be remembered for seasons to come.

[The Athletic]

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