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New York Yankees fans have taken a beating in the media the past week or so.

First, the wife of Texas Rangers ace Cliff Lee(notes) slammed some Bronx Zoo residents for their behavior during the ACLS. Spitters, taunters and beer throwers, Kristen Lee called them.

And now, the new CEO of the Rangers has come out firing with his opinion of Yankees fans. Chuck Greenberg appeared on ESPN Radio in Dallas on Monday and said they weren't his favorite sort of folk.

From ESPN New York:

"I thought Yankee fans, frankly, were awful. They were either violent or apathetic, neither of which is good. So I thought Yankee fans were by far the worst of any I've seen in the postseason. I thought they were an embarrassment."

As the cast of "The Sopranos" would interject: "Oh! Aay, Oh!"

Paint with a broad brush much, Chuck? Look at this guy, comin' off like the King of Marvin Gardens. What's his problem? At least Mrs. Lee cites some examples.

Greenberg describes Yankees fans as "violent or apathetic." Well, at least he didn't find them to be both at the same time. Because violent and apathetic would mean only one thing:


UPDATE: Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports, via Twitter, that Greenberg has apologized to Yankees honcho Hal Steinbrenner. Further, Sherman reports the commissioner's office gave a stern warning to Greenberg but will not fine him.

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