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Get a hit, or make one, and get the belt

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 16, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Apparently the awarding of wrestling championship belts in locker rooms is all the rage when it comes to motivation.

As you know, the Yankees award a belt to the player of the game as determined by Johnny “Vince McMahon” Damon and a small committee of judges.

Heard today that the Patriots do the same thing, awarding a belt to the defensive player who grades out the highest. I wonder if confirmed Yankees fan Tom Brady was somehow involved in that?

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Speaking of the championship belt, the Yankees are auctioning off the original belt they used this season. It was signed by the team and the money raised will go to the HOPE Week participants at Camp Sundown, a year-round camp in upstate New York for children suffering from Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), a rare genetic disease which causes the body to be unable to repair cells damaged by UV light.

A.J. Burnett organized this effort. Here is the direct link to the auction.

The high bid so far is $2,650. If you’re one of the financial guys downtown reading this blog instead of working, I bet you can do better than that. I’ve seen the belt, it’s a pretty cool collectible.

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