The best off-the-field story in the MLB postseason has been, without a doubt, the tale of the Oakland Athletics fan who had beer thrown on him during his favorite team’s AL wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium. The beer-throwing part was terrible, but everything that has happened since has been an example of the type of humanity we don’t see enough these days.
The saga took another heart-warming turn Tuesday night went the two guys went to Game 4 of the American League Division Series together at Yankee Stadium. Safe to say it’s been quite a week in both their lives.
John Spencer, the A’s fan, tweeted Monday that Chris, the Yankees fan, had invited him to Game 4. This comes after they’d made amends for the beer toss and partied together last week.
My new friend Chris (of beer throwing fame) has tickets to see the Yankees / Red Sox game 4 tomorrow and invited me to come with him. Figured I might as well rock my A's / Chavez jersey again right? If you're at the game come say hi.
— John Spencer (@johnnyplaydrums) October 8, 2018
Here they were before the game, heading into Yankee Stadium:
The A's fan who had beer thrown on him and the Yankees fan who threw beer on him are hanging together again tonight at ALDS Game 4 🍻
🎥 criscrakk | IG pic.twitter.com/QDXpiGHNFj
— Yahoo Sports MLB (@MLByahoosports) October 9, 2018
Cut4 caught up with Chris and John at the game. Chris bought John’s ticket, but John wasn’t ready to completely back the Yankees in the postseason.
We’re glad these two were able to bury the pint. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/vDrWg25P1K
— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 10, 2018
Spencer posted an in-game selfie with his new postseason pal and had a simple message: “Make friends not enemies.”
Thanks Chris for the ticket tonight! Make friends not enemies pic.twitter.com/Qqhe1pQ5PR
— John Spencer (@johnnyplaydrums) October 10, 2018
If these two can make friends, make amends and even attend a baseball game together, then maybe the rest of can learn something about growing beyond our mistakes and the things that divide us.
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