Did Lee’s wife nix Yanks over nasty fans?

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Talk radio, Twitter and various reports are all wondering this morning: Did the Phillies land Cliff Lee partly because his wife was abused by Yankees fans?

There were cups of beer thrown in her direction, spitting from a balcony above her, and a variety of shouted obscenities during the American League Championship Series, as her husband's Texas Rangers defeated the Bronx Bombers to head to the World Series.

“The fans did not do good things in my heart,” Kristen Lee told USA Today. “When people are staring at you, and saying horrible things, it’s hard not to take it personal.”

But afterward the Lee camp denied the mistreatment would play any role in contract negotiations.

Full story: Did Lee’s wife nix Yanks over nasty fans? | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/14/2010