Twins reliever Tyler Duffey, who was knocked around the ballpark in a poor showing during Minnesota's ALDS sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees, isn't exactly clamoring to pitch under the bright lights of Yankee Stadium.
In a post-mortem interview with The Athletic, Duffey praised Boston Red Sox fans for being fun and for their love of the game, but also managed to throw in a dig at Yankee fans, boldly claiming that they "hate people."
Quick thought exercise, Tyler. Go and ask former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones his thoughts on which of the two fan bases is more civil.
Yankees fans are certainly a bunch that loves to complain about every minor inconvenience, but to throw an entire devoted fanbase under the bus right after they kicked your butt in the playoffs while absolving another controversial fan base of any negative thoughts is the height of hypocrisy.
Something tells me if the Yankees were sitting at home and Boston just moved on to the ALCS, this quote would look quite different.