'Make friends not enemies': A's fan attends ALDS game with Yankees fan who threw beer on him

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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.

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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.


Here they were before the game, heading into Yankee Stadium:


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.


Spencer posted an in-game selfie with his new postseason pal and had a simple message: “Make friends not enemies.”


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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Mike Oz is a writer at Yahoo Sports. Contact him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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The A’s fan who had beer tossed on him at the wild-card game attended ALDS Game 4 with the Yankees fan who tossed the beer on him. (@johnnyplaydrums)
The A’s fan who had beer tossed on him at the wild-card game attended ALDS Game 4 with the Yankees fan who tossed the beer on him. (@johnnyplaydrums)

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