Red Sox affiliate offers youth jersey to drop Yankees

Updated: February 10, 2006, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

LOWELL, Mass. -- The Yankees would be wiped out in New England, if a Boston Red Sox farm team has its way.

The Class A Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League say that if youth baseball leagues across New England change the name of a team from the Yankees to the Spinners, Lowell would pay for new uniforms.

In a message on the Spinners' Web site, general manager Tim Bawmann said many children in New England are devastated when they are assigned to be on a team called the ...

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