The New York Yankees might have the most fans, but they don’t have the best fans. So says Angels shortstop Orlando Cabrera.
“They don’t appreciate good baseball,” he said. “They just appreciate the Yankees beating up on everybody.”
“In Boston, they admire baseball,” Cabrera said. “In Anaheim, those fans are some of the best in baseball. They know you care there. They know you can’t do it every day. I appreciate that.
“These people here, they’re mean. And they’re really mean to the other team.”
Cabrera said the hostility in the stands has increased this season, with the Yankees below .500.
“When we came here last year, they were in first place, so it was OK,” he said. “Now they’re just looking for an excuse.”
He is not bothered, he says, by whatever language Yankees fans direct his way.
“When people say [stuff], they only motivate me,” he said. “They’re bad losers.”
Hey, you mean the Yankees beating up on everybody is not good baseball?
Have you ever noticed that players like Cal Ripken Jr. say they love the New York fans because they are so smart about the game and they support their team whereas players like Orlando Cabrera moan and whine about the New York fans?
I think that tells you all you need to know about these comments – and the person making them.