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Update: The New York Daily News has reported that the Yankees and the Bleacher Creatures have come to an agreement to end their controversial tradition.

The Bleacher Creatures embody the best or worst of New York Yankees fans, based on your point of view.

This group of die-hard fans, who now occupy Section 203, are notorious for both their vociferous, unconventional cheering for the home boys and merciless jeering of the opposing team and fans.

The unofficial fan club’s origin is credited to Ali Ramirez, who started bringing a cowbell to inspire other fans to cheer.  For the past quarter-century or so, the Bleacher Creatures have boosted the Yanks’ team morale while tormenting the opposition.

When Ramirez died on May 6, 1996, the Yankees front office recognized his grassroots devotion and operation by installing an honorary plaque in the seat he occupied at the former Yankee Stadium.

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