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09-17-07, 08:55 PM #1
"Joke" Autograph lands Yankees rookie in hot water
Yankees rookie Shelley Duncan may be a hit on the field, but the family of a 10-year-old Boston Red Sox fan says the slugger has struck out following a “joke” autograph, the Boston Herald reported.
According to young Red Sox fan Griffin Whitman, Duncan wrote “Red Sox Suck! Shelley Duncan” in his notebook during an autograph session before last Friday’s game between the two fierce rivals at Boston’s Fenway Park.
“It was cool to get his autograph,” Griffin told the Herald. “It didn’t make me feel happy when he wrote that.”
Duncan later tolk the Herald he was surprised that the boy and his family took offense to the autograph.
“I thought I was back in middle school or high school, where you try to make a joke or say something funny, and you end up saying something that gets you in trouble,” Duncan said. “I try to be interactive with people, be funny, have a good time and have a laugh.”
“It’s not always Yankees fans that have us sign stuff. I try to rile ’em up and be fun. I don’t expect anybody to make a big deal about it. Nobody ever has before.”
Yankees management had no comment when contacted by FOXNews.com on Monday.
Griffin’s mother, Karen, blasted the young Yankees slugger for setting a bad example.
“This is someone who wears the Yankee uniform and is on the payroll and should be setting an example for 10-year-olds,” she told the Herald.
09-17-07, 09:01 PM #2
Mother should be rethinking who her son holds as a hero and try to be one to him herself, instead of having a pro ball player in that role. It's not the player's fault. He gets paid to play ball, not to raise everyone's kids.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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09-17-07, 09:21 PM #3
That was on the news here this evening. I believe that the Yankees are saying that it was a joke and that there had been a "friendly" exchange between them when Duncan signed the autograph.
09-17-07, 09:36 PM #4
Right on! Ducky. People in general are getting way too offended these days and heaven forbid if that happens. They go whining to mommy and whoever else that will listen. Then the unsuspecting person gets called on the carpet for a petty offense and closes up at the world. Some need to grow a thicker skin and quit causing drama.
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09-17-07, 10:01 PM #5PeterJasonMN Guest
THIS JUST IN::
Scientists have now discovered SAND in Red Sox fans vaginas.
09-17-07, 11:49 PM #6
Or maybe I just have sand in my vagina too...who knows
edit: I just noticed this is a milestone post for me. Maybe I should have made it more worthwhile
Last edited by 213th; 09-17-07 at 11:50 PM. Reason: add
09-17-07, 11:58 PM #7
So the guy does a favor for the kid by taking the time to sign an autograph, and then the kid's mother is going to question the manner in which he signs it?
I wouldn't be surprised if Duncan stops signing autographs from here on out, and I wouldn't blame him if he did."I'm not a coward,
I've just never been tested
I'd like to think that if I was,
I would pass"
~Mighty Mighty Bosstones~
09-18-07, 11:59 AM #8PeterJasonMN Guest
When I was 10 years old I was at a Twins game and Mickey Tettleton told me to go fuck myself. I didn't cry or bitch about it.
I just waited til mom/dad left to go to the can and told him to go fuck himself right back.
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