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    Shelly Duncan - Prankster?



    Talk about sore winners.

    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: “Red Sox suck! Shelley Duncan.”

    “It was cool to get his autograph,” Griffin said. “It didn’t make me feel happy when he wrote that.”

    Griffin’s mother, Karen, blasted the Yankees slugger’s bad manners.

    “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.

    Duncan, son of St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, has become a fan favorite in the Bronx for hitting mammoth home runs since he was called up from the minors in July.

    Yesterday afternoon, a Yankee spokesman declined to comment until he got a chance to speak to Duncan.
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/reg...icleid=1031894

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    Re: Shelly Duncan - Prankster?

    Yes, just because he puts on a uniform and entertains, he should be setting an example for 10-year-olds.

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    Re: Shelly Duncan - Prankster?

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Yes, just because he puts on a uniform and entertains, he should be setting an example for 10-year-olds.
    If he's signing for a kid, he should be. Especially when the kid is wearing Red Sox gear.

    Carl Y (can't spell it), once refused an autograph to a kid I knew because he was wearing a Yankee hat.

    When kids are DIRECTLY involved, yes, IMHO the player should do his best to set a good example.
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    Re: Shelly Duncan - Prankster?

    I'd love to get an autograph like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    I'd love to get an autograph like that.
    Actually the kid should see if he can sell it to a Boston bar to display.
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    Re: Shelly Duncan - Prankster?

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    Actually the kid should see if he can sell it to a Boston bar to display.
    I agree. I think that autograph is priceless. It's a one of a kind and speaks to one of the greatest rivalries in sport.... To me, the spontaneity is one of the things a collector would look for.

    Was the boy's mother expecting Duncan to write "Go Sox!"?

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    Re: Shelly Duncan - Prankster?

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    I agree. I think that autograph is priceless. It's a one of a kind and speaks to one of the greatest rivalries in sport.... To me, the spontaneity is one of the things a collector would look for.

    Was the boy's mother expecting Duncan to write "Go Sox!"?

    That's was my thoughts exactly... (tho' mom and son probably thought they'd get just his name)

    edabbs44 got it right - it's worth something to someone.
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    Re: Shelly Duncan - Prankster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    I'd love to get an autograph like that.
    Me too. I would cherish that. If a RedSox fan can't appreciate a comment like that, well....
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Shelly Duncan - Prankster?

    Wasn't Mickey Mantle guilty of writing really crude things on autographed balls and such? Maybe it's a Yankee thing.

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    Re: Shelly Duncan - Prankster?

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckWoody View Post
    Wasn't Mickey Mantle guilty of writing really crude things on autographed balls and such? Maybe it's a Yankee thing.
    Nah that was Roger Maris. That too was comical.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    Nah that was Roger Maris. That too was comical.
    I thought Maris was criticized because someone asked him if he could put his "X" on a ball for them and he jokingly drew a big "X" on the ball and the guy got mad. I don't know much about Maris beyond the popular history though. Thanks to Jim Bouton, I know that Mantle, along with plenty of other players, was a fan of "beaver hunting."
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    Re: Shelly Duncan - Prankster?

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckWoody View Post
    Wasn't Mickey Mantle guilty of writing really crude things on autographed balls and such? Maybe it's a Yankee thing.
    You're thinking of Jimmy Dugan....

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    Re: Shelly Duncan - Prankster?

    What a jackass.
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    I never understood the allure of getting an autograph - "the young autograph collector" is too young to be so disappointed. Even if I was so inclined I'd only want Reds' autographs - not from someone who's the enemy.
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    The Red Sox do suck, but so do the Yankees.

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