Norman Rockwell’s “The Rookie” sells for $20 million

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This painting came out in 1957, on the cover of the “Saturday Evening Post.” It’s a pretty good painting as far as Rockwells go, I suppose. I like it mostly because ever since I first saw it my personal caption for it has been “A new guy? Oh my God, I hope — oh, whew! Don’t worry everyone. He’s white.”

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In any event, this pre-Pumpsie Green Red Sox clubhouse scene just sold for $20 million. Which, wow.

Kid makes play at Yankee Stadium with popcorn in his glove

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We’ve seen video of guys catching foul balls while holding babies. We’ve seen foul balls land in full cups of beer. We’ve seen ballplayers chase foul balls and steal fans’ popcorn. I have, not, however, seen a fan catch a foul ball with a glove full of popcorn before last night.

That happened in the Twins Yankees game when this young man made a play on a ball down the left field line despite the fact that he was using his Rawlings as a snack holder:

 

Good job going to his left, despite the popcorn. Not everyone can do that.

Well, you got part of it down, Derek. At least you leaned a little to the left on that one.