Way to go Yankees fans! Future Hall-of-Famer Cliff Lee turned down a six-year $132 million contract from the New York Yankees to take between $34-50 million less by singing with the Philadelphia Phillies. The reason? An incident stemming from this year’s playoffs when Yankees fans spit on Lee’s wife and threw beer on her when New York played the Texas Rangers.
Kristen Lee was outspoken about the incident. Back in October she told the Huffington Post: “The fans did not do good things in my heart. When people are staring at you, and saying horrible things, it’s hard not to take it personal.”
That’s one point for #TeamJerseyChaser. Remember Yankees fans…. happy wife, happy life!
Congratulations to New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher and actress Joanna Garcia. The couple were married in front of 375 guests in Palm Beach, Florida. It was a star-studed event with A-Rod, Johnny Damon, Lance Bass and fellow jersey chaser Cameron Diaz in attendance. Jamie Lynn Sigler and Reba McIntyre were bridesmaids.
The “Better With You” actress and Swisher were engaged in May. Congratulations to the happy couple… maybe a Jersey Chaser of the Month title is in Garcia’s future?
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Last week, thejerseychaser.com posted pictures of Lady Gaga at the Mets game. On Friday, Gaga took in the Mets Yankees game, this time wearing a Yankees jersey. Before the game, Gaga Tweeted: “I just kicked my ass in the gym, time to wash it down with an ice cold NY beer.”
Although the Yankees lost 4-0, Gaga went back into the Yankees clubhouse to greet the players including Alex Rodriguez. Gaga smooth-talked her way passed security drinking Jameson and groping her chest over her jersey. Yankees GM Brian Cashman was upset about the unapproved visitor. When asked by a Post reporter, Cashman said, “What? I didn’t know that.”
According to the NY Post, Lady Gaga has now been banned from the New York Yankees clubhouse. Let’s see if this banned goes off easier than the steroid ban.
Update: Gaga is not banned… yet. GM Brian Cashman has come out with this statement: “Celebrities aren’t banned. If Michael Jordan showed up here, he would have access (to the clubhouse) but not after a loss. There is just a time and place it is not her fault.”