It didn't take long for Chuck Greenberg to bite his tongue.
The Rangers' owner apologized to the New York Yankees for negative comments he made on Monday about the team's fan behavior during the ALCS.
"I thought Yankee fans, frankly, were awful," Greenberg said on ESPN Radio in Dallas earlier in the day. "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."
The Boston Globe reports Greenberg was persuaded by Major League Baseball to apologize to Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner and the rest of the team. Sports Illustrated reports that Greenberg's apology to the Yankees involved his new description of Yankees fans as "passionate," and his remarks on the radio as "intemperate."
This wasn't the first time someone close to the Rangers bashed Yankees fans. Last week, Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee's wife, Kristen, complained about horrible abuse she took from Bombers fans during the ALCS, claiming she was spat on and cursed at while sitting in the Rangers' family section.
With the Rangers just one loss away from falling short of their World Series dreams, it might be time for Texas to start concentrating on beating the San Francisco Giants, and not how fans across the country acted over a week ago.
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