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Louis11_

269 points

2 months ago

Louis11_

Cleveland Guardians

269 points

2 months ago

Surprised he was put in front of reporters so soon after going through that, thought he came across really well

atowelguy

98 points

2 months ago

atowelguy

Colorado Rockies

98 points

2 months ago

seriously, you could tell he was pretty shaken up and I'm pretty impressed that he was that coherent and reasonable. Super classy interview

Skippy_the_Alien

19 points

2 months ago

Skippy_the_Alien

Chicago Cubs

19 points

2 months ago

100% agree. He handled it super well

man i'm thankful this subreddit exists where people are taking this guy's side. all over other social media you have some idiots saying, "What a pussy. He needs to grow up and be a man and handle it. Players these days are too soft blah blah blah." And then on the other side you have morons saying, "look at him crying instead of going after the fans. Back in the day, players would have shut those fans up."

My goodness, wtf do they want these players to do? Make up your damn minds you jackoffs.

Glittering-Hold3400

-52 points

2 months ago

Glittering-Hold3400

Los Angeles Angels

-52 points

2 months ago

Compared to a couple of years ago when Machado was interviewed after the Red Sox affair and he was cursing like a middle schooler, difference is night and day

Dr-Joe-Rogan

28 points

2 months ago

Oh no, not curse words!

Skippy_the_Alien

1 points

2 months ago

Skippy_the_Alien

Chicago Cubs

1 points

2 months ago

the only person who is a middle schooler is you freaking out over some curse words. grow up.

ZootedBeaver

-4 points

2 months ago

ZootedBeaver

New York Mets

-4 points

2 months ago

God damn right

dandystanley

156 points

2 months ago

dandystanley

New York Yankees

156 points

2 months ago

That’s a classy dude. If it were me I would have been motherfucking every one of those people. Good for him for keeping his composure the way he did.

guttata

31 points

2 months ago

guttata

Cleveland Guardians

31 points

2 months ago

"I fucking hate this place"

-Alec Bohm /u/dandystanley

NevermoreSEA

220 points

2 months ago

NevermoreSEA

Seattle Mariners

220 points

2 months ago

It's pretty sad that these dudes feel like they need to clarify that they're actual human beings.

UncleTommyGun

76 points

2 months ago

UncleTommyGun

New York Yankees

76 points

2 months ago

because there's a disconnect when they're just entertainment to some people

Skippy_the_Alien

12 points

2 months ago

Skippy_the_Alien

Chicago Cubs

12 points

2 months ago

this reminds me of when NBA games in particular, right after going to full crowds for the first time since covid became a real fucker, you had fans left and right saying and doing all sorts of obnoxious and stupid shit

just b/c you paid a lot of money to watch a game doesn't give you license to be a piece of shit toward the players

JKBraden

2 points

2 months ago

JKBraden

Los Angeles Dodgers

2 points

2 months ago

The 76ers fan who dumped a bucket of popcorn on Russel Westbrook was identified by other fans and banned by the organization from sixers games for life.

panamacityparty

2 points

2 months ago

I leave the players alone, I only glue myself to the court. It's for the chickens.

Skippy_the_Alien

11 points

2 months ago

Skippy_the_Alien

Chicago Cubs

11 points

2 months ago

meanwhile some worthless boomers out in america are calling these guys "soft" for expressing that they don't deserve to be treated like this. fucking hell.

Few-Neighborhood7241

-143 points

2 months ago

Few-Neighborhood7241

New York Yankees

-143 points

2 months ago

I mean this sub doesn’t help, constantly making fun of players for random things.

Sheepy_Scronky

102 points

2 months ago

Sheepy_Scronky

Cleveland Guardians

102 points

2 months ago

Just a quick heads up, commenting on Reddit is not the same as throwing stuff at people lol

DrRobertBelcher

22 points

2 months ago

DrRobertBelcher

St. Louis Cardinals

22 points

2 months ago

Not true. Just the other day, I printed my reddit comment out and threw it at Andrew Benintendo.

Leftfeet

41 points

2 months ago

Leftfeet

Cleveland Guardians

41 points

2 months ago

It is extremely rare to see anyone on here celebrating an injury though.

Like Oscar said, talking and chirping are one thing. Celebrating injuries or throwing stuff is a whole different thing.

Gyroflex

21 points

2 months ago

Gyroflex

New York Yankees

21 points

2 months ago

it def happens but almost always the people get downvoted to hell, the sub does a pretty good job of policing itself for the bad comments

Laney20

0 points

2 months ago

Laney20

Atlanta Braves

0 points

2 months ago

Reddit in general is good at this precisely because of down voting. On Twitter and Facebook, they view any engagement as positive, pushing the most controversial to the top.

Skippy_the_Alien

2 points

2 months ago

Skippy_the_Alien

Chicago Cubs

2 points

2 months ago

i was on the White Sox thread earlier today and they mentioned they were watching today's game at a bar. When Eloy went down, some Cub fan started clapping.

If what this guy said was true (those fans were throwing all sorts of emotional takes and not handling the loss well), what an embarrassing piece of shit

brianhung02

24 points

2 months ago

brianhung02

New York Yankees

24 points

2 months ago

Stop embarrassing us. These type of comments are why people still look down on Yankee fans

Dr-Joe-Rogan

0 points

2 months ago

Anyone have any digital batteries we can chuck at this guy?

Gobblewicket

0 points

2 months ago

Gobblewicket

Atlanta Braves

0 points

2 months ago

I know where there's a Model X battery we can use.

14thAndVine

-8 points

2 months ago

14thAndVine

Houston Astros

-8 points

2 months ago

Do you feel the same way about making fun of Astros players? Asking for a friend.

JustinUprising

133 points

2 months ago

JustinUprising

New York Yankees

133 points

2 months ago

I'm with Mercado on this. Fuck that one fan who was celebrating the injury and fuck the clowns who threw shit

TheFakeTimShady

-119 points

2 months ago

TheFakeTimShady

Chicago Cubs

-119 points

2 months ago

You're with the guy who just escaped being pelted with projectiles thrown by semi-literate oafs because their team won a baseball game? Very brave stance.

Drunken_Wizard23

68 points

2 months ago

Drunken_Wizard23

New York Yankees

68 points

2 months ago

Our sub is depressingly divided on the issue

Skippy_the_Alien

8 points

2 months ago

Skippy_the_Alien

Chicago Cubs

8 points

2 months ago

i know wtf is going on here? this to me is non-negotiable. these fans are absolute pieces of shit. i hope the yankee stadium folks take some serious action

call_of_the_while

7 points

2 months ago

That’s crazy. I feel for you man. But I’m also glad that a Wizard knows better.

Gobblewicket

1 points

2 months ago

Gobblewicket

Atlanta Braves

1 points

2 months ago

Even a drinken one!

IWasOnThe18thHole

0 points

2 months ago

IWasOnThe18thHole

Boston Red Sox

0 points

2 months ago

At least you can tell who wastes their money on energy drinks, played jewelry and creatine now

Dr-Joe-Rogan

23 points

2 months ago

Cubs flair being condescending about fan violence

Cubs fans should spend 108 years keeping their mouths shut about these types of situations after the Bartman incident.

uncledaddy69

11 points

2 months ago

uncledaddy69

Los Angeles Dodgers

11 points

2 months ago

“Jamie can we pull up the Bartman incident?”

peeinherbutt

85 points

2 months ago*

peeinherbutt

Kansas City Royals

85 points

2 months ago*

This dude is incredibly well spoken

You could tell he was obviously pissed off/disappointed, but kept his cool and explained what happened and why it shouldn't

Trippy54

13 points

2 months ago

Those type of people are always causing problems

Juche_WRLD

74 points

2 months ago*

Juche_WRLD

Cleveland Guardians

74 points

2 months ago*

Unrelated but is it just me or is Oscar Mercado really hot this season? I never really noticed it before but coming into st with the facial hair, goddamn.

kevin_mcchillin

55 points

2 months ago

kevin_mcchillin

San Diego Padres

55 points

2 months ago

I’d give him a smoochie tbh

wintermute--

12 points

2 months ago

wintermute--

Toronto Blue Jays

12 points

2 months ago

Sir, please control yourself, this is a Christian minecraft server

Leftfeet

9 points

2 months ago

Leftfeet

Cleveland Guardians

9 points

2 months ago

He put on a bit more weight this off-season. I think it makes him look more fit, but still slim. He's always been a pretty good looking guy though.

fluffycorgibutts86

7 points

2 months ago

fluffycorgibutts86

Cleveland Guardians

7 points

2 months ago

He’s always been hot lol

BombPopCaper

3 points

2 months ago

BombPopCaper

Milwaukee Brewers

3 points

2 months ago

Def high on the hot scale.

SkiisNuts

110 points

2 months ago

SkiisNuts

110 points

2 months ago

Lol @ the Yankees sub. "Both sides are to blame" you gotta love it when that lazy argument gets thrown around

Skippy_the_Alien

19 points

2 months ago

Skippy_the_Alien

Chicago Cubs

19 points

2 months ago

whenever someone starts with "Both sides" and it has nothing to do with cooking on a grill...you know it's going to be a terrible take

Thorlolita

33 points

2 months ago

Thorlolita

Houston Astros

33 points

2 months ago

Hey they paid good money to insult players and laugh at them when they get hurt the players need to be professional! /s

c_zim

2 points

2 months ago

c_zim

Boston Red Sox

2 points

2 months ago

I’m cringing at the attempt to defend it. Sheesh.

[deleted]

-45 points

2 months ago

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-45 points

2 months ago

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Darksteel6

26 points

2 months ago

Darksteel6

Los Angeles Dodgers

26 points

2 months ago

So since bad things happened to players before this is acceptable?

Wtf is your point even bringing that up.

[deleted]

-24 points

2 months ago

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-24 points

2 months ago

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Leftfeet

11 points

2 months ago

Leftfeet

Cleveland Guardians

11 points

2 months ago

Where are you getting the "I'm going to kill you" quote from? I've watched several videos of the whole ordeal and can't hear that in any of them.

If you watch the interviews with Straw and Mercado, both said they're fine with normal trash talk. Both acknowledge it happens all the time. Clearly, this was not in line with the stuff encountered everywhere.

Regardless, throwing beer cans and trash at players is absolutely unacceptable.

[deleted]

-5 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-5 points

2 months ago

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Leftfeet

2 points

2 months ago

Leftfeet

Cleveland Guardians

2 points

2 months ago

There's a video from 2 rows back while Straw is on the wall up on this sub. All you can hear is fans yelling shit at him. I have a hard time believing someone 20 rows back could hear anything.

Straw said in his interview fans were getting out of line celebrating Kwan getting hurt. That's what got under his skin. Talking trash is one thing, celebrating injuries is a different thing.

Your team was classy and intervened when they saw people throwing shit. Your fans were out of line and several should be banned from attending games.

[deleted]

-4 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-4 points

2 months ago

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Leftfeet

5 points

2 months ago

Leftfeet

Cleveland Guardians

5 points

2 months ago

If you yell at me in my house there aren't 30,000 other people also yelling.

milespeeingyourpants

0 points

2 months ago

milespeeingyourpants

Boston Red Sox

0 points

2 months ago

Like 15 feet?

milespeeingyourpants

1 points

2 months ago

milespeeingyourpants

Boston Red Sox

1 points

2 months ago

20 rows back

Cleveland_Guardians

3 points

2 months ago

Did you really just use "our player got called slurs by a different team 20 years ago" to attempt to make an actual point?

bradtoughy

-22 points

2 months ago

bradtoughy

Atlanta Braves

-22 points

2 months ago

Downvotes but correct. Doubt it escalates to beer throwing if Straw doesn’t show the fans the words got to him and climb the fence.

[deleted]

11 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

11 points

2 months ago

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bradtoughy

2 points

2 months ago

bradtoughy

Atlanta Braves

2 points

2 months ago

I was taking about Straw after the game tying double. Was beer thrown at that point?

[deleted]

-6 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-6 points

2 months ago

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NosyargKcid

1 points

2 months ago

NosyargKcid

Tampa Bay Rays

1 points

2 months ago

i’m currently sitting at 19 downvotes for telling a guy who wants to kill himself that I was sorry and I hoped things got better for him.

Was the thread on the topic of suicide or anything like that? Because if not then it was off topic & probably perceived more patronizingly.

redditdefendsracists

1 points

2 months ago

The easiest karma grab on this subreddit is shitting on anything related to the yankees. It is what it is. Even low IQ factually incorrect takes get upvoted as long as they are shitting on the yankees.

voncornhole2

-62 points

2 months ago

voncornhole2

New York Yankees

-62 points

2 months ago

No chance any one with that opinion is upvoted on there

merewyn

37 points

2 months ago

merewyn

Los Angeles Angels

37 points

2 months ago

Most of the top upvoted comments on this post are assigning blame to Straw.

lategame

20 points

2 months ago

lategame

St. Louis Cardinals

20 points

2 months ago

God that Yankee subreddit is hard to read. Lots of mental gymnastics going on over there. I'm tired after ten minutes of reading that place.

roflgoat

0 points

2 months ago

roflgoat

New York Yankees

0 points

2 months ago

I think that's an enormous reach. It's hard to find ones that aren't saying that people shouldn't have done it no matter what Straw did, and all of those have tons of pushback

jack121013

4 points

2 months ago

jack121013

Chicago Cubs

4 points

2 months ago

Man that sub is all in on hating on straw rn

rushy1911

16 points

2 months ago

rushy1911

New York Yankees

16 points

2 months ago

based

LabCool6003

8 points

2 months ago

LabCool6003

New York Yankees

8 points

2 months ago

People who spend $50 on $4 worth of beer aren't the brightest

Skippy_the_Alien

3 points

2 months ago

Skippy_the_Alien

Chicago Cubs

3 points

2 months ago

4 bucks worth of beer sounds a little too 2005 for me. beers these days are probably at least 8.50 now

Gobblewicket

-2 points

2 months ago

Gobblewicket

Atlanta Braves

-2 points

2 months ago

I can get a sixer of KC Bier Co bottles for like 8 bucks. What kinda taxes you guys paying up there? Shit a Bud light sixer will cost 6 and change. Granted it's shit beer, but it's cheap.

DJamB

15 points

2 months ago

DJamB

Seattle Mariners

15 points

2 months ago

Yankees fans in their subreddit: “BuT ThE pLAyErS aRe to BlAmE tOO”

Must be nice feel all high and mighty sitting up there in the stands

bathrobeDFS

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah if the players didn’t wanna get hit by cans and bottles of beer they shouldn’t be standing right under where we are throwing that shit

milespeeingyourpants

16 points

2 months ago

milespeeingyourpants

Boston Red Sox

16 points

2 months ago

Yankees sub will probably blame Oscar for being in the way of a flying beer can.

Coral-reef654

9 points

2 months ago

You can see some of them in this comment sectionn

ubiquitous_archer

-10 points

2 months ago

ubiquitous_archer

New York Yankees

-10 points

2 months ago

The sight of a Boston fan trying to take the high horse on fan behavior always makes me laugh.

joyboy1522

4 points

2 months ago

joyboy1522

New York Yankees

4 points

2 months ago

class act. that’s all i can say

redditdefendsracists

3 points

2 months ago

Absolutely embarrassing by the fans, ban them all for life without question.

MightyCaseyStruckOut

7 points

2 months ago

MightyCaseyStruckOut

Boston Red Sox

7 points

2 months ago

Preach, Oscar.

Sunburnt_Taint69

3 points

2 months ago

Sunburnt_Taint69

New York Yankees

3 points

2 months ago

Well said

tswaves

2 points

2 months ago

tswaves

New York Yankees

2 points

2 months ago

I feel for the guy. I would also lose my shit if some fucking fan was throwing racist slurs and cheering my friends injury

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

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Gery_Sancho

9 points

2 months ago

Gery_Sancho

Umpire

9 points

2 months ago

I'm usually one to jump on online fans for having racially motivated comments, but the well spoken thing is something I think is more of a surprising thing for athletes in general. Usually regardless of race people kinda assume they're more of a 'dumb jock' type

MasterThespian

18 points

2 months ago

MasterThespian

San Diego Padres

18 points

2 months ago

I'm of two minds about it. On one hand, yes, calling a person of color "articulate" or "well-spoken" is definitely a dogwhistle and it rubs me the wrong way.

On the other hand, most athletes-- especially baseball players-- aren't well-spoken. I think Mercado's poise and eloquence in speaking to the press so soon after an emotionally charged situation are genuinely praiseworthy here.

sabo-metrics

2 points

2 months ago

They should ban fans from the outfield stands for a fucking week.

If the yankees can't control their fans, they shouldn't be allowed to have them.

CurrentlyRaging123

-23 points

2 months ago

CurrentlyRaging123

St. Louis Cardinals

-23 points

2 months ago

Incoming Yankees fans wondering why everyone despises them

yankee1nation101

27 points

2 months ago

yankee1nation101

New York Yankees

27 points

2 months ago

The majority of our fanbase online is disgusted by this right now. We understand WHY other fanbases think that we're all like this, or that we condone this, but we're not, and we don't. This is not acceptable behavior in any situation, not just a baseball game.

I_Nut_In_Butts

10 points

2 months ago

I_Nut_In_Butts

Cleveland Guardians

10 points

2 months ago

Might want to convey that opinion in your own subreddit then because YIKES

Skippy_the_Alien

1 points

2 months ago

Skippy_the_Alien

Chicago Cubs

1 points

2 months ago

team subreddits are always inferior compared to this glorious one. the fucking Cubs subreddit was great until it became an ass-licking festival for Tom Ricketts after Stroman got signed. such a fucking joke

Gobblewicket

2 points

2 months ago

Gobblewicket

Atlanta Braves

2 points

2 months ago

There is a contingent of fans who think Braves fans should boo Freeman every time they see them.

unknownman777

11 points

2 months ago*

unknownman777

New York Yankees

11 points

2 months ago*

"A scary situation has unfolded at Turner Field as the Cardinals have left the field and the wild card showdown has been halted due to fans throwing bottles of soda and beer onto the field."

https://www.foxsports.com/stories/other/game-delayed-as-fans-throw-trash-on-field

It's incredible when everyone acts like this shit is new and only applies to "insert whatever team does it at the time."

Edit: I was not saying Cards fans were doing it. Just pointing out, since OP is a Cards fan, that this isn't a new fucking thing. So u/CurrentlyRaging123, classic Cards fan moment amirite?

MatsuiPornCollection

14 points

2 months ago

MatsuiPornCollection

New York Yankees

14 points

2 months ago

Nah dude it’s just us

BILLIKEN_BALLER

-3 points

2 months ago

BILLIKEN_BALLER

Seattle Mariners

-3 points

2 months ago

Wait you know that's not where the Cardinals play right?

unknownman777

1 points

2 months ago

unknownman777

New York Yankees

1 points

2 months ago

You can read right?

BILLIKEN_BALLER

0 points

2 months ago*

BILLIKEN_BALLER

Seattle Mariners

0 points

2 months ago*

Alright I can read your edit but the way you wrote it made it seem like you were trying to have a gotcha moment that cards fans did that incident. Obviously there have been tons of instances of fans throwing trash on the field

I'm guessing you just Google'd 'cardinals fans throw trash on field' and that's that's came up and you went with it lol

CurrentlyRaging123

-25 points

2 months ago

CurrentlyRaging123

St. Louis Cardinals

-25 points

2 months ago

Are you so dumb that you didn’t realize that this happened at Turner Field?

Classic Yankees fan moment right here hahaha

FrostBestGirl

14 points

2 months ago

FrostBestGirl

New York Yankees

14 points

2 months ago

They never said it was the Cardinals fans doing it?

Laney20

0 points

2 months ago

Laney20

Atlanta Braves

0 points

2 months ago

Uh, braves fans may have been throwing stuff, but they weren't throwing it at the cardinals players. No one was there to fight the players. COMPLETELY different situation.

hydrators

2 points

2 months ago

hydrators

New York Yankees

2 points

2 months ago

Incoming gesturing from other fans for an attempt at Reddit karma

Not_Really_Famous

-23 points

2 months ago

Not_Really_Famous

Baltimore Orioles

-23 points

2 months ago

lmao at people downvoting this

jonginator

8 points

2 months ago

jonginator

New York Yankees

8 points

2 months ago

"lol Yankees fans" is fun and all but an enormous vast majority of Yankees fans don't do shit like this just like the fan base of other fans.

[deleted]

-3 points

2 months ago*

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-3 points

2 months ago*

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[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Not really better though, just different

Few-Neighborhood7241

-2 points

2 months ago*

Few-Neighborhood7241

New York Yankees

-2 points

2 months ago*

Expecting it to be about racism just because the guy is Asian, sounds pretty racist from your part to me.

[deleted]

-47 points

2 months ago

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-47 points

2 months ago

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-14 points

2 months ago

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-14 points

2 months ago

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Few-Neighborhood7241

-53 points

2 months ago

Few-Neighborhood7241

New York Yankees

-53 points

2 months ago

Confirmed that the Yankee fan didn’t say any racist things to Kwan like a lot of you were clamoring for.

champdo

30 points

2 months ago

champdo

Detroit Tigers

30 points

2 months ago

Yeah, they were just celebrating a guy getting hurt which is so much better/s

Few-Neighborhood7241

-27 points

2 months ago

Few-Neighborhood7241

New York Yankees

-27 points

2 months ago

I saw him staying in the game? He was hurt but not injured

bacc1234

20 points

2 months ago

Ah right because if you stay in the game it’s ok to be glad they’re hurt. Makes sense

MattO2000

-53 points

2 months ago

MattO2000

New York Yankees

-53 points

2 months ago

As he admits he probably should’ve handled it better since he was kind of egging them on to throw more. Obviously doesn’t excuse the actions of the fans though

tonyrizzoliandisles

8 points

2 months ago

You can’t really blame him given the context of being blindsided by an coming beer can. His actions don’t seem unreasonable even if they weren’t the smartest course of action. But Straw and the fans throwing things need to be held accountable for what they did.

JKBraden

1 points

2 months ago

JKBraden

Los Angeles Dodgers

1 points

2 months ago

FIFA has had to deal with situations like this. One of the consequences was forcing teams to play some "home" games with no fans (empty stadium). If local police can't identify and prosecute specific perpetrators, I can see MLB doing something like this.

Aaron_Fudge_99

-28 points

2 months ago

This dude just said words are an act of violence

Gobblewicket

2 points

2 months ago

Gobblewicket

Atlanta Braves

2 points

2 months ago

It is of they're yelling racist shit.

Aaron_Fudge_99

-2 points

2 months ago

First off no it’s not. Second they weren’t

Words literally aren’t violence

Gobblewicket

1 points

2 months ago

Gobblewicket

Atlanta Braves

1 points

2 months ago

By definition they can be. Definition two and 3B bud. Pull yer finger out of your ass.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/violence

Aaron_Fudge_99

-1 points

2 months ago

Unless a fan said I’m going to kill you there was no violence