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YANKEE PANKY NIGHT

By JENNIFER FERMINO Post Correspondent
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ROBINSON CANO
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October 3, 2005 -- BOSTON — After clinching the division title Saturday, a few of the Yankees decided to paint Boston red.
Second baseman Robinson Cano was the life of the party, heading from Fenway Park to Whiskey Park, a swanky South End club owned by Cindy Crawford's husband, Rande Gerber.

With a Grey Goose and cranberry in one hand and a champagne flute in the other, Cano would have made Babe Ruth proud as he canoodled with a blonde and a brunette.

Cano, 23, who five months ago was still in the minors, danced to a Kanye West song with the leggy blonde, then made out with the brunette, who wore a white Grecian dress and brown knee- high boots.

As the fabled New York-Boston rivalry turned to ribaldry, Cano was joined on the club's leather loveseats and faux mink fur couches by fellow rookie Chien-Ming Wang and a couple of bawdy bat boys.

No one was worried that only hours later, they would have to wake up for yesterday's game — because the game meant next to nothing for the Yankees.

The hot spot is a regular hangout for the Bombers when they're in Beantown.



"I'm happy to see them celebrate. I love the Yankees," said one waitress, originally from Long Island.

The Yankees uses their pinstripe credentials to cut ahead of a line that went around the block. Once inside for the popular "Wicked" party, they received more congratulations than heckling.

"They were amazed, they didn't think Boston would be like this," said a bar staffer. Snazzily dressed veteran Ruben Sierra stopped by for a glass of Veuve Clicquot.

The rookies may have put in extra innings at the bars, but several seasoned players chose to stick to the hotel minibars.

Derek Jeter invited a few friends to his room, where they watched a pay-per-view boxing match, team sources said.

Gary Sheffield and Alex Rodriguez each had their wives in town, and also played it safe.

Not far from Whiskey Park, Yankee skipper Joe Torre enjoyed an Italian feast at Davio's.

He and bench coach Joe Girardi enjoyed pasta and red wine, although the meal was frequently interrupted by congratulatory phone calls Torre received on his cell.


Additional reporting by Jeremy Olshan




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