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Posted by: Jack Curry on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:37:49 AM

The sweet scene after a baseball game resembled a scene from Little League. The little brother approached the older brother, who played for the opposing team. A few seconds later, the brothers walked toward the seats on the third base side to rendezvous with their parents. Both players leaned across a railing to hug their mother and father.

What made this scene sweet and remarkable is that it didn’t happen at a Little League game. It happened at a Major League game. After catcher Austin Romine made his debut with the Yankees as a defensive replacement last Sunday, he only had to saunter across Angels Stadium to hang out with his brother, Andrew, who is an infielder for the Angels. The big brother got to see his baby brother follow him into the Majors.

And, as if that wasn’t

Posted by: Jack Curry on Mar 22, 2011 at 06:09:13 AM

TAMPA, Fla. – They were cousins who were also best friends, two California boys who loved to play baseball for hours, ride bikes from store to store, compete in everything and laugh forever. Man, did they laugh. Whenever Austin Romine thought about Jordan Stanton, his cousin, he thought about the kid who was always one smirk or one syllable away from making him laugh.

Those priceless jokes and expressions that Romine adored are gone now, gone because Stanton is gone. Stanton, a Marine Corporal, was killed while participating in combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan on March 4. The kid that Romine called “my little brother” was 20 years old and was scheduled to return home next month. He was to be married in July.

“At this point in time,” Romine