Yankee fans surrender


Mark Humphrey/APAlone in a crowd

I don’t ever want to hear a Yankee fan again criticize Dodger Stadium fans about leaving early. There were already empty seats in a quiet ballpark when the ninth inning of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series began, more empty seats even when the game was still in doubt, and now Yankee fans are fleeing the ballpark tonight like they found out the world is ending.

This isn’t news, by the way – it’s long been true that fans leave early throughout the country. Nor am I criticizing people for leaving early on a school/work night when it’s past your bedtime. But it just needs to be said again. People like to believe Dodger fans are the only ones who leave early, and it’s never been close to being true. Tonight is but another exhibit.

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