One of this blog’s more conscientious readers reports Boston’s Curt Schilling was captured by ESPN’s cameras dropping a way-obvious F-bomb after allowing a 5th inning solo HR to Robby Cano (a subsequent 3 run HR by Derek Jeter provided the margin of victory for the Yankees, who prevailed 4-3 after some Mariano Rivera tightrope walking in the last of the 9th).
As you might expect, Schilling’s not the only profane type in the midst of baseball’s most
overplayed pissing match storied rivalry. From the Boston Herald’s Jason Millman (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory)
Griffin Whitman, a 10-year-old Red Sox fan from Swampscott, was excited to attend his first Yankees vs. Red Sox game Friday night. The young autograph -collector was even more thrilled to score Yankees outfielder Shelley Duncan™s signature before the game. That is, until Griffin read the message from the 27-year-old rookie: œRed Sox suck! Shelley Duncan.
œIt was cool to get his autograph, Griffin said. œIt didn™t make me feel happy when he wrote that.
Griffin™s mother, Karen, blasted the Yankees slugger™s bad manners.
œThis is someone who wears the Yankee uniform and is on the payroll and should be setting an example for 10-year-olds, she said.
There’s no truth to the rumor the Bombers intend to make it up to Griffin by having Jason Giambi sign one of his treasured copies of Cheri.