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NEW YORK (WFAN) — The hallowed ground at Yankee Stadium played host to some celebrity hijinks, courtesy of WFAN’s Boomer & Carton.
The much-awaited Bombers-Boomer-Broadway Celebrity Softball Game for Charity was held on Monday at Yankee Stadium.
The event featured two games: a showdown between Broadway all-stars and a contest pitting Yankees alumni against a team specially assembled by Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton. The doubleheader benefited the Boomer Esiason Foundation and The Actors Fund.
Among the Yankees old timers that stuck around after Sunday’s festivities at the Stadium to take the field included Charlie Hayes, Homer Bush and Joe Pepitone.
“It’s not gonna be good,” Boomer lamented during the duo’s live 6 to 10 a.m. broadcast from Yankee Stadium. “I’m telling you, we’re gonna get killed.”
“I mean, you’re the starting quarterback on a football team, ‘Guys, we’re gonna have a lot of fun out there but I just want to let you know, we have no chance of winning,'” Carton retorted, “what kind of leader are you?”
Boomer & Carton led a squad made up of actors (Ralph Macchio, Joe Piscopo) current and ex-athletes (former Rangers star Brian Leetch, Jets cornerback Drew Coleman) and… ok, we admit it, they aren’t exactly softball players (Jim Courier).
“I do not know the athleticism of any of the players we’re playing with except one,” Boomer said.
Carton jumped right in: “Me.”
“No,” Boomer zinged, “Brian Leetch.”
WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts also aired live from Yankee Stadium.