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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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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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Derek Jeter Honored by Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation

Scores of New York Yankees players, sportscasters and celebrities assembled at the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation’s eighth annual gala on Thursday evening at Chelsea Piers in New York.

They all turned out to pay tribute to Yankees captain Derek Jeter and to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the 2000 Subway Series. The charity’s goal is to stop domestic abuse through educational programs. Goodman Media International handles their PR.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman also used the red carpet as an opportunity to talk with the media about what the upcoming season will look like for the team.

Photos: Nancy Lazarus