Yank Shelley Duncan making friends with the kiddos

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Griffin Whitman, a 10-year old boy wearing a Red Sox jersey asked Yankee Shelley Duncan for his autograph.  He got more than his signature. 

Duncan wrote “Red Sox suck” on the piece of paper before signing his name. 

Griffin’s mom was not happy.  “This is someone who wears the Yankee uniform and is on the payroll and should be setting an example for 10-year-olds,” she said.

I dunno…  when I heard about this, I thought it was kinda lacking in class for Duncan to do this.  At the same same time, I would think that would give the autograph a whole lot more meaning (and I suppose value).  Imagine him showing this to his friends in the future.  “Yeah, I got this autograph from this rookie on the Yankees in 2007… and he wrote THIS.  Hehe, we got the last word, though.  We won the division.”

Consider the alternative.  He could have just signed his name and the kid wouldn’t have gotten his picture in the news.


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