Pope to start in Yankee Stadium in April

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I’m not talking about Yankees’ farmhand Justin but rather Benedict XVI. The Pope will be making an April visit to one of baseball’s most celebrated Cathedrals. He’ll have to find another number though for his trip to the Bronx as Number 16 was retired long ago.

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  • Count Zero

    Maybe he can exorcise the demons that have been plaguing us since 2004…

    • Mike R.

      Hank Steinbrenner already did that. He’s with the Dodgers now.

      Ohhhh snap!!! Did I just go there?? I think I did!!

      • Perry O.

        haha nice!

  • barry

    I always thought that God wore pinstripes.

  • Mike N (Stamford, CT)

    If he has good breaking stuff and he can locate his fastball I’ll root for him… anyone know if he is a righty or a lefty?

  • steve (different one)

    this pope is definitely righty.

  • http://www.overheardinnewyork.com NC Saint

    Justin, eh? Even when it’s joke time, Ryan Pope can’t get any love.

    • dan

      I was just gonna say, what about the Ryan version?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Ryan pitched for Staten Island last year. There’s no way he would be pitching in the Bronx in April. I had to make the first line somewhat plausible :)

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Amen. Justin was released a week ago.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

        I know. That’s why I said it won’t be Justin.

        • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Yes, but you also called him a Yankees’ famhand. Touche!

  • brxbmrs

    You know, just when you think Cashman is on the right track, he gets desperate and brings in a 60+ year old guy who never threw a ball in the majors – this is shades of Kei Igawa all over again.

    I hope this doesn’t meant the Yanks are going to cut ties with Mo.