The New York Yankees have retired more numbers than any other
team in baseball — 15 of them, including one for two players
(the No. 8 of catchers Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra). And even some
of the most diehard Bombers fans might not be able to name all of
But that’s not a problem for one 18-month-old girl,
appropriately named CC, who rattled off the names of all the
retired Yankees, from Billy Martin to Ron Guidry, and then
CC needed help with a few of the names, which seems fair, given
that the most recent Yankee to have his number retired —
Guidry, whose 49 was immortalized in 2003 — last played in
1988, or about a quarter century before little CC was born.
But her rapid-fire recollection of Yankees was reminiscent this NASCAR whiz kid, and certainly enough to join
the growing club of kids-turned-viral-stars — showing off an
arrays of skills.
Then again, can anyone beat the rapping lil’ Kaepernick? Highly
IT’S OK TO CRY, BOYS AND GIRLS
When it comes to crying kids, who could forget this young San Jose Sharks fan, who
didn’t take it well when the team traded Ryan Clowe to New
York. Or the distraught Eagles fan who really, really doesn’t like
But is that little fella sweeter than the poor Vikings fan who
just couldn’t stand a loss to the hated Packers?
THESE KIDZ HAVE PURE SKILLZ . . .
Proving you don’t have to be a grown-up (or a male) to be a
football star. Just ask 3-year-old Grace Tautner, obviously the NFL’s next scouting combine superstar (get
on-board now, Kiper). Or 9-year-old Sam Gordon, who was all cute playing
football with the boys until she started running roughshod all over
them (actually, she’s most definitely still cute).
These kids may not be able to get in the game, but they know
what it’s all about. Meet then 9-year-old Jack Meyer, better known
as the “good job, good effort” kid. And especially
enjoy the child who became a man right before our eyes . . .
The lesson in all this? CC is a great Yankees fan in the making,
and for as long as there are computers there will never be a
shortage of internet clips of kids doing amazing, hilarious or
heartbreaking things for our amusement.
Or parents who brainwash their children for their amusement.