Rangers managing general partner and chief executive officer Chuck Greenberg talked about his club's chances in the World Series, Rangers fans and Yankees fans in an interview on Monday with ESPN Radio in Dallas.
Greenberg predicted Texas will push the World Series to a seventh game despite the fact the Rangers are in a 3-1 hole and just six teams in World Series history have come back from a 3-1 deficit.
"This series: It is going back to San Francisco," Greenberg told the Ben & Skin Show on ESPN 103.3 FM in Dallas. "There's gonna be a Game 6. There's going to be a Game 7. Let's all hang in there and keep believing."
He also praised Rangers fans for their passion during the postseason but also had harsh words for Yankees fans after what he saw from them during the American League Championship Series, which the Rangers won in six games.
"I think our fans have been great," Greenberg said. "I think particularly in Game 3 of the World Series they just blew away anything I've seen in any venue during the postseason. I thought Yankees fans, frankly, were awful. They were either violent or apathetic, neither of which is good. So I thought Yankees fans were by far the worst of any I've seen in the postseason. I thought they were an embarrassment."
It's similar to what Kristen Lee, the wife of Rangers left-hander Cliff Lee, said about her experience at Yankee Stadium. She previously told USA Today that Yankees fans cursed at her and threw beer at her during Game 3 of the ALCS.
"The fans did not do good things in my heart," Lee told the newspaper. "When people are staring at you, and saying horrible things, it's hard not to take it personal."
Greenberg, though, had nothing but positives to say about his own club's fans and offered them advice for the rest of the World Series."Every piece of emotion that you have, just throw it into this game," Greenberg said. "You've earned it. Let's enjoy it together."
Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.