Little Yankees fan joins cute club

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

them offhand.

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

some:

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

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/shakeandbake/this-3-year-old-is-a-nascar-wiz-kid/"

target="_blank">NASCAR whiz kid, and certainly enough to join

the growing club of kids-turned-viral-stars — showing off an

arrays of skills.

Let’s break ’em down . . .

THE IMPRESSIONISTS

Back in February we were introduced to

href="http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/this_little_don_cherry_look_a_like_is_infinitely_cuter_than_the_real_don_cherry/12940438"

target="_blank">mini Don Cherry in Winnipeg (which brought

back memories of 2010’s classic

href="http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/mlb/texas-rangers/story/Ron-Washington-flattered-by-/html?blockID=340712"

target="_blank">Lil’ Ron Washington).

That said, quite possible our favorite athlete imitator came

from Packer-land, inspired by star linebacker Clay Matthews

Then again, can anyone beat the rapping lil’ Kaepernick? Highly

unlikely.

 


 

IT’S OK TO CRY, BOYS AND GIRLS

When it comes to crying kids, who could forget

href="http://network.yardbarker.com/nhl/article_external/watch_this_young_san_jose_sharks_fan_cry_over_ryane_clowe_trade/13350124"

target="_blank">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

Tom Brady:

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

href="http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/msn/video_adorable_3_year_old_mimics_nfl_combine_drills/10182907"

target="new">NFL’s next scouting combine superstar (get

on-board now, Kiper). Or

href="http://network.yardbarker.com/all_sports/article_external/sam_gordons_dad_they_thought_she_was_cute_until_she_scored_on_them/12161839"

target="new">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).

And then there’s 2-year-old basketball prodigy Titus,

whose hoop skills

href="http://network.yardbarker.com/all_sports/article_external/trick_shot_kid_goes_on_jimmy_kimmel_live_and_beats_jimmy_at_basketball_video/12971818"

target="_blank">got him on Jimmy Kimmel:

 


 

. . . WHILE THESE KIDS HAVE SPIRIT

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

href="http://network.yardbarker.com/all_sports/article_external/kid_tells_heat_good_effort_good_job_after_game_5_loss_video/10949966"

target="_blank">“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.