Less than 24 hours after Cleveland Guardians outfielder Myles Straw said the Yankees have the "worst fan base on the planet," the former Houston Astro was taunted mercilessly by Yankees fans Sunday.
An exciting walk-off win for New York turned ugly Saturday when folks in the stands began throwing objects at Guardians outfielders.
So when Straw arrived back at Yankee Stadium Sunday, he was greeted with chants of "Crybaby!" and "Peter Parker!" eluding to his scaling the wall to confront rowdy fans the previous game.
It all started in the ninth inning after Yankees fans taunted an injured Steven Kwan, who hurt himself running into the left field wall. That's when Straw chose to address it with those in the stands.
"I was just hot at that point," Straw told The Athletic. "Just basically telling them, ‘Be quiet. Shut up. There’s no business, what you’re saying to this guy right now.’"
When pinch-hitter Gleyber Torres lined one into the gap to walk it off for the Yanks, concessions started flying onto the field from the stands.
"You could see [the debris] coming from a mile away," Straw continued. "So just trying to avoid the beer cans. And our bullpen was getting hit with them, too. It doesn’t surprise me."
After the loss, the Cleveland outfielder called Yankees fans "classless," quickly making himself public enemy No. 1 in the Bronx.