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October 09, 2009

One Yankee Fan And His Son

Freddy Schuman has become a minor celebrity. He's the unofficial mascot of the New York Yankees.  At nearly every game, he bangs pots and pans, and revs up the crowd. But this spring, the Yankees refused to let "Freddy Sez" into the team's shiny new stadium. He was forced to beg outside the gate for fans to give him a spare ticket. Suddenly the papers were writing about how the Yankees had locked out this dedicated octogenarian. 

The press was good for two reasons.  First, Freddy was allowed back into games without a ticket. And he reconnected with his estranged son. Cliff Schuman is more into yoga than baseball, and hadn't seen or heard from his dad in nearly 20 years. As the Yankees compete in the playoffs, Freddy and Cliff join Dick Gordon to tell about their unlikely reunion.

  • Watch the YouTube video of Freddy that first aired on No Mas TV
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