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Cliff Lee's Wife Kristen Lee Would Never Be Threatened By Philadelphia Fans


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Philadelphia fans get a bad rap many times and for good reasons. See Matthew Clemmons, the Phillies fan who got tasered, the idiot who tried to copycat the kid who got tasered, and many other incidents for prime examples.

However, there is one thing Philadelphia fans won't do and that's threaten the wife of an opposing team's player.

Cliff Lee's wife Kristen has become the victim of fan-violence while the Rangers played the Yankees at the new "Yankee Stadium." She had beer thrown on her, was spit upon, and was threatened.

Just proof that there are worse fans out there than Philadelphia fans. For all of the Joe Morgans and national media pundits of the world, wake up and get a clue - Philadelphia fans haven't stooped this low.

Don't expect Cliff Lee to let this affect his decision to become a Yankee. He'll sell out to the highest bidder. In fact he didn't rip the fans over the harrasment of his wife Kristin Lee.  Lee brushed off the incident in the most politcally correct way possible by stating:

 “I brush that off as fans being fans,” Lee said. “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.”

Can you say that Lee is looking to not piss off any franchise in the hopes that the Yankees cut him a bigger check than the Rangers? It's pretty disapointing for him to take this stance. His poor wife on the other hand, had this to say about the bottom-feeding Yankees fans who assaulted her,

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

It's certainly a lesson that horrendous behavior by fans happens in other cities. And, behavior like this simply doesn't happen in Philly. Our idiot fans like to get drunk, puke on cops, throw hotdogs in the stands, start fights in the parking lot, shoot flares from the stands, drop f-bombs at opposing team's players, and charge the field.

When it comes to opposing team's players' wives and family members - they are off limits in Philly.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com