A 10-year old Red Sox fan named Griffin Whitman went to his first Red Sox/Yankees game on Friday and was thrilled when he was able to score Shelley Duncan's autograph on a note pad. But the autograph was a little different than what Whitman expected. It said: Red Sox Suck! Shelley Duncan.
Needless to say, Whitman's mom went apeshit.
“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 of course said it was all in good fun.
“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 before Sunday’s game. “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.”If Duncan thought this was as creative as what Vernon Wells did earlier this year, then he literally has no brain. I'd like to say something here like "Duncan should know better" but who am I kidding. It's not like I should be surprised Duncan is more juvenile than a 10 year-old kid. After all, he's a pro athlete.