Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 3/4/14
Sam GalanisContributing WriterSometimes moments in baseball are bigger than rivalries.Orioles management recognized that fact when they invited Mike Yastrzemski to come to Fort Myers Sunday to play against the Red Sox at JetBlue Park, where his grandfather Carl Yastrzemski would be. And Carl Yastrzemski did get to see his 23-year-old grandson play, as he entered as a pinch runner in the sixth inning.Michael Ivins/Getty ImagesMike Yastrzemski was a star outfielder at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Mass. before attending Vanderbilt University. He was drafted by the Sox in 2009 and the Mariners in 2012, but chose to finish his time at Vanderbilt. The Orioles drafted him in the 14th round in 2013.Carl Yastrzemski is glad that his grandson ended up in Baltimore rather than Boston.“Without a doubt,” Carl said as reported by the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. “I think if he had signed, there would have been a lot of pressure. He likes Baltimore and he’s with a great organization. We also have o...
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