The New York Yankees might have a special guest at the clubhouse lunch table soon.
Members of the team were inspired to make an anti-bullying video and invite a 10-year-old girl to hang out at Yankee Stadium after watching her share her story of being bullied.
Aaron Boone, CC Sabathia, Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton are among the Yankees who were in a video posted to the team's Twitter account Wednesday.
"We have your back,'' was part of the message in response to a video Cassidy Warner, a fourth-grader who attends John Adams Elementary Schoool in Pennsylvania, had posted on Facebook.
Cassidy described being bullied daily — everything from being hit and spit on to being told to kill herself.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Thursday the hope is Cassidy can come to the Bronx, attend a game and meet some players.
"All of (the) guys were really excited to be a part of that," Boone said. "To stand up for something like that was an easy call for us as an organization, for our players. Hopefully we can make a difference not only in this situation, but across the country. It's not OK."
Cassidy's video — which had to be reposted by her mom after the school district asked Facebook to delete Cassidy's account since she is not 13 — had been viewed at least 270,000 times by Thursday night.
"To see our guys stand up and have a role in that is not surprising because I know all those guys in that room and the character in that room," Boone said. "It's something that we were glad that would could play a small role in helping a bad situation out."
The Yankees' video had over 200,000 views by Thursday before the team's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Warner's mother, Jenn Slater, thanked the Yankees for the video with a post on her Facebook page. "Let's just say I cried!" she wrote.
Boone said the team hoped to host Warner in the Bronx soon.
"We're hoping at some point hopefully we can get her out," Boone said. "We'd love to continue to grow that relationship and maybe get her out to a game and get her to meet some of our guys."
Contributing: The Bergen (N.J.) Record, The Associated Press
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