Scott Brown Backed by (Gasp!) Yankees Honcho

Noted Red Sox fan's campaign got $2,500 from team's president
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2012 11:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – Scott Brown has a deal with a devil—the devil who wears pinstripes. The Massachusetts senator, who has touted his Red Sox fandom in radio and TV ads, last month got a $2,500 donation from Randy Levine, the president of the New York Yankees, the Boston Herald reports, in a story dramatically titled, "Scott Brown Taps Evil Empire." Writer Joe Battenfeld declares it "E-Incumbent," calling Levine "the embodiment of everything we hate about the Yankees."

Brown's campaign says he was happy to accept Levine's donation. "The way Scott Brown looks at it is, this is their way of paying us back for Babe Ruth," a spokesman said. Battenfeld was unimpressed. "The Babe for Brown? Somehow I don't think Sox fans—even those who love Brown—would take that deal." It's not Brown's only Sox-related snafu either; last week the Huffington Post discovered that he'd once suggested (another gasp!) abandoning Fenway Park.

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