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Visiting teams clash with the home fans all the time. Some players take issue with specific taunts, and some thrive upon them.
Even home teams often have their disagreements with the fans who show up each day and believe a purchased ticket stub doubles as a privilege to voice their displeasure. Just ask Javier Baez about your own supporters turning against you.
What made Saturday night so extraordinary was not the beers and debris that rained down upon the Guardians in the Yankee Stadium outfield. That, too, sadly happens. What made the scene so peculiar was the fact the Yankees and Guardians — opponents literally seconds earlier, before Gleyber Torres’ walk-off single ended the game — suddenly were united as one. It was less New York vs. Cleveland and more baseball players vs. fans.