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Fan Caught Sleeping through Yankees/Red Sox Game Sues MLB and ESPN for $10 Million

Yankees fan caught sleeping suing ESPN for $10 million | New York Post

It’s embarrassing to be caught with your pants down (or, in this case, your very droopy eyelids), but one baseball fan who caught some flack for catching some Z’s at a recent Yankees vs. Red Sox game isn’t taking the criticism lying down — perhaps because he sleeps sitting up.

During a recent game between the two rival teams, Yankees fan Andrew Rector was filmed snoozing in his seat at Yankee Stadium. In response, Rector has filed a $10 million defamation suit against the team, ESPN and the MLB, stating that the ESPN commentators who covered the game — Dan Shulman and John Kruk — hurled an “avalanche of disparaging words” in his direction.

According to Rector’s typo-filled suit, Shulman and Kruk’s nationally-broadcasted “false statements” include suggestions that Rector is “not worthy” to be a Yankee fan, “is a fatty cow that need two seats at all time and represent symbol of failure,” and is “a confused individual that neither understands nor knows anything about history and the meaning of rivalry between Red Sox and New York Yankee.” Read more

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Red Sox Players (and One Lucky Fan) Shave Famous Beards for Gillette Promotion

FEAR-THE-BEARDS_shirt_REVISEDAs a Red Sox fan, I dutifully watched the coverage of Boston’s celebratory parade on Saturday morning, and while the players who were interviewed had a great deal to say about teamwork, camaraderie and spirit, a few were somewhat mum about the fate of their now-famous facial hair.

And now we know why.

The bodacious beards belonging to fan favorites David Ortiz and Shane Victorino met a blade this morning in a promotion at Gillette headquarters in Boston.

Also taking part in the shave-fest for the razor brand are city policeman Steve Horgan, who was stationed in the Red Sox Bullpen at Fenway Park; Horagan is now something of a team mascot in his own right thanks to a photo taken of him celebrating Ortiz’s grand slam in the AL championship series against Detroit.

From the official Boston PD feed, here’s officer Horgan waiting to lose his Sox-loving scruff alongside lucky fan Mike Grant.

Click through for Big Papi, who didn’t quite go all the way:

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FCC Won’t Fine David Ortiz for Swearing During Rousing Speech at Red Sox Game

If you, like us, were tuned in to Saturday’s Red Sox game (yes, this PRNewser writer is from MA and is a Sox fan — can’t we still be friends, New Yorkers?), you likely saw the rousing speech that David Ortiz gave to a shaken but strengthened Boston crowd. Just one day after the manhunt for the surviving suspect of last week’s bombings at the Boston Marathon shut down the majority of the city, Big Papi had this to say: ““This is our f—ing city! Nobody’s gonna dictate our freedom. Stay strong.” (Note: Video contains explicit language…obviously)

While the crowd roared its approval and the clip went viral on social media, many wondered whether the FCC would be as thrilled with such strong language gracing the airwaves during a family-friendly program. But in response, outgoing head of the FCC Julius Genachowski tweeted the following statement: “David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today’s Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston.”

And we, too, speak from the heart when we cheer: Damn f—ing straight! Three cheers for “the fellas at the freakin’ FCC“!

 

Baseball Fans Can Now Sell Their Seats During Games

Tourists visit New York City to do things like take in a Yankees Game or visit the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Now they can almost do both at the same time.

That’s right, the public can now enjoy America’s favorite (non-football) pastime while simultaneously engaging in the sort of capitalistic bidding wars that rage on the Stock Exchange floor. How can they do this? By selling empty stadium seats to other fans in the stadium during the game.

You thought being a Red Sox fan in Yankee Stadium was a good reason to start a fight? Wait until you and your son try to outbid other fans for those two seats behind Mariano Rivera as he warms up in the bullpen (during his final season, we might add). The Dad with the most money or faster digital device wins–you know, the better Dad.

You might as well just go home.

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T-Mobile Partners with Major League Baseball, Hawks Opening Day Tickets

T-Mobile Major League Baseball PartnershipWhile scrolling through my Twitter feed this morning, the first thing to jump out at this Boston Red Sox fan (Did I just alienate half our readers? Hello? Are you still there?) was a promoted tweet from T-Mobile that read:

Intrigued, I followed the link to a sweepstakes-entrance Facebook page run by T-Mobile, which announces in the wireless provider’s familiar pink, white, and black: “T-Mobile takes the field as the official wireless partner of Major League Baseball.” At first, still in my early morning/longing-for-baseball-season stupor, I just scrolled down to check out the entrance form. A few sips of tea later, the PR-oriented part of my brain kicked in and said, “Wait, what?”

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