This isn’t going to help change people’s feelings about Yankees fans.
Yankees fans have a bad reputation among a lot of people, and one fan in the leftfield bleachers at Thursday’s AL Wild Card Game against the A’s showed that the bad rap can sometimes be warranted.
A video posted on Twitter shows one Yankees fan taking a cup filled nearly to the brim with beer and throwing it directly onto an A’s fan.
The A’s put out a call on Twitter asking if anyone knew who the fan in the video was and it took less than two hours to find him. The team will send him a care package and invite him to a game next season in Oakland.
UPDATE: We found him! Now dry, the Oakland native and current NY resident is John Spencer. We’ll be sending John a care package and we’ll host him at a game next season. Thanks for representing the A’s in New York, John! #RootedInOakland #HeroTown pic.twitter.com/jBnlzqXOGX— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) October 4, 2018
With homegrown stars like Aaron Judge, Luis Severino and Didi Gregorius, this Yankees team is one of the least hateable in recent memory. It should be easy to cheer for a team that hits a lot of homers and a shortstop who has a unique handshake for each of his teammates. But then you remember that some of their fans are goons like this who will soak an innocent bystander for no apparent reason.
It goes without saying that this sort of behavior is unacceptable. Even as a Yankees fan myself, I hope Red Sox fans don’t get the same treatment during the ALDS.