A’s fan attends Game 4 of ALDS with Yankees fan who dumped beer on him
“Make friends not enemies” has been the philosophy employed in recent days by an Oakland A’s fan who has let bygones be bygones with a New York Yankees fan over a incident during last week’s AL wild card game. How? By accepting an invite from said Yankees fan to attend Tuesday’s ALDS game in the Bronx.
The situation was initially sparked when Chris, the Yankees fan, was caught on video dumping a beer on John Spencer, the A’s fan, who was in attendance last Wednesday at Yankee Stadium for his favorite team’s 7-2 wild-card loss.
Which brings us to this week, when Spencer made note via Twitter on Monday that Chris had invited him to Tuesday’s big game.
My new friend Chris (of beer throwing fame) has tickets to see the Yankees / Red Sox game 4 tomorrow and invited me to come with him. Figured I might as well rock my A's / Chavez jersey again right? If you're at the game come say hi.
— John Spencer (@johnnyplaydrums) October 8, 2018
Social media dispatches on Tuesday documented how the former adversaries-turned-pals were in fact in attendance at Yankee Stadium for what ultimately would be New York’s elimination loss to the Boston Red Sox.
The A’s fan who had beer thrown on him and the Yankees fan who threw beer on him are hanging together again tonight at ALDS Game 4
criscrakk | IG pic.twitter.com/QDXpiGHNFj
— Yahoo Sports MLB (@MLByahoosports) October 9, 2018
We’re glad these two were able to bury the pint. pic.twitter.com/vDrWg25P1K
— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 10, 2018
Chances are the story would never have taken such a positive turn without the A’s putting out an alert via Twitter in an effort last week to track down the aggrieved Spencer, who responded to the tweet.
That’s me!! Never been more proud to be an A’s fan. Born and raised in Oakland but living in Brooklyn now. Sad my chavez jersey got covered in beer but it was so worth it! Y’all are the best!
— John Spencer (@johnnyplaydrums) October 4, 2018
The Yankees fan left his boorish behavior in the past and even hung out with Spencer.
My goodness. The dude that had the beer thrown on him during Wednesday’s wildcard game went out with the beer thrower.
I love the internet lmaoooo pic.twitter.com/IbLaT3DPUt
— Richard Lee-Sam (@RLeesam) October 5, 2018
It’s nice to learn that the saga had such a happy ending. And with Tuesday’s events, these two fans have provided a valuable lesson about how not to allow rivalries and manufactured animosity interfere with everyone’s ability to enjoy a sporting event without fear of being mistreated in enemy territory.
Thanks Chris for the ticket tonight! Make friends not enemies pic.twitter.com/Qqhe1pQ5PR
— John Spencer (@johnnyplaydrums) October 10, 2018