On Saturday, New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians outfielder Myles Straw got into a heated confrontation with Yankees fans throwing things at his teammates.
Before that went down, Guardians outfielder Steven Kwan ran hard into the wall and was injured. Straw and fellow outfielder Oscar Mercado believed Yankees fans were celebrating the injury.
At one point, a fan can be heard goading center fielder Myles Straw, leading Straw to get face-to-face with the fan and say, “Hit me, motherf–ker.”
Straw and Mercado both had to be held back by teammates from going up the wall again. Eventually, Yankees players, including Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton jogged to the outfield to try to settle down the fans.
“They chirp, which is totally fine. You have the fun little group in center every game here and they’re fine. They can flip me off, they can say stuff about my family. I really don’t care about that, but when someone’s hurt you don’t prey on that. You just keep your mouth shut and let them recover,” Straw said. “If they want to chirp, then chirp, boo me, do whatever you want, I really don’t care, but that’s nonsense for someone to be hurt and for you to say things like that.”