Rude Red Sox pitcher ignores request for Yankee Stadium curtain call

Moments after being pulled from the game for surrendering back-to-back home runs to Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira, Boston's Daniel Bard was given a load ovation by the normally partisan Yankee Stadium crowd. But despite the outpouring of support, the reliever refused to come to the top of the dugout steps to tip his cap to the fans in appreciation. "I know he is a young pitcher," said Yankees captain Derek Jeter. "But he should know better. The fans just wanted to thank him for blowing the lead. It was disrespectful to ignore them." Bard says if he has another opportunity to take a curtain call at Yankee Stadium, he will do so — a promise that delighted many New York fans. "Good. I want to throw my beer on him," said one fan with seats behind the dugout.


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