Kristen Lee Abused by Yankees Fans, but Cliff Doesn't Care?

Julie Ryan Evans
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Cliff LeeLet's get this straight ... Kristen Lee was taunted and spat upon by Yankees fans last week during a game, and her husband, Cliff Lee, the hot shot Texas Rangers baseball player, is just blowing it off as "fans being fans"?

Shouldn't he be out hunting down those who dared disgrace his wife like that ... or least offer a few harsh words for them?

It was during Game 3 of the American League Championship Series that Kristen says fans started yelling at her, throwing beer and spitting on her.

"The fans did not do good things in my heart. When people are staring at you, and saying horrible things, it’s hard not to take it personal.”

Yeah, and the spitting thing -- VERY hard not to take personal.

While disturbing to think someone could be treated like that by anyone, what's even more disturbing are comments Cliff made after the alleged incident.

“I brush that off as fans being fans,” Lee told The New York Times. “You can’t control 50,000 people and what they’re going to do. There were some people that were spitting off the balcony on the family section and things like that, and that’s kind of weak, but what can you do? You can’t control 50,000 people. Some people get a little alcohol in them and act inappropriate. But it is what it is.”

So, sure they Yankees may soon be wooing you with a bazillion dollars, and there's no reason to rule them out because of this incident and the actions of a few rowdy fans. But, "it is what it is"?! Can't you at least feign some outrage on behalf of your wife?

“I don’t know the guy that did it,” Lee said. “It could be anyone. Who knows? Who cares? They’re at home right now.”

Who cares?!

Someone spits on your wife and calls her names, and that's all you've got? Can't we at least get a threat or something?

Scripted talking points by his publicist or not, if I was Kristen Lee, I'd be more hurt by those comments than anything a fan said to me.

What do you think of Cliff Lee's response to some Yankees fans taunting his wife?


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