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.
Myles Straw initially declined to comment, but then made his feelings known 😳
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) April 23, 2022
The reaction to this comment was naturally mixed. Straw had his share of detractors.
Wambulance has been dispatched https://t.co/eke4v2sPC0
— Cousin Greg (@layotta96) April 23, 2022
Pretty good way to ensure yourself 9 innings of hell tomorrow buddy 😂 what do you want Yankees fans to love you after you climbed the fence and got into a fans face? Odd play he should’ve just admitted he was wrong too, and the whole thing would’ve been squashed. https://t.co/lhMcsFpGoh
— Brandon Aronowitz (@BrandAronowitz) April 23, 2022
— Marty (@MartyA45_) April 23, 2022
A total of zero Yankee fans care about “Myles Straw” opinion on us lmao https://t.co/Kc7Qq8xA8r
— 𝙽𝚘𝚡 🏴☠️ (9-6) (@DJLMelevatepls) April 23, 2022
But that was not a unanimous feeling. Not by a long shot. While Straw had his critics, he also had plenty of support.
hey go easy on them, they're still recovering from duke's heartbreaking loss in the final four https://t.co/OJ0fxJuGkm
— Ryan Landreth (@ryan_landreth) April 23, 2022
— #LevelUp SZN🤘🏽 (@PNav57) April 23, 2022
He speaks the truth https://t.co/ebtISTdNtK
— boots (theresa) (@t_kelly15) April 23, 2022
Young man realizing what we all found out 30 years (or longer) ago. https://t.co/Mx9PeYwhkD
— John H. Baker (@JohnHBaker) April 23, 2022
Hard to argue this right now https://t.co/OzRRpuqsNv
— Ian 😇 🧀 (@iobrien27) April 23, 2022
I see no lies here🤷🏼♂️ https://t.co/7zWCPUvRdo
— Bryant Kennedy (@bkennedy_19) April 23, 2022
He absolutely correct. Yankees fans are by far the worst in the MLB and top 3 worst in all of sports. But I did gain a ton of respect for the all Yankee players that ran out there to stop their awful fans from doing that. https://t.co/Urx41tfuRV
— Mike Zanko (@mike_zanko) April 23, 2022
— Rob (@NotRob__) April 23, 2022
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.