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New York Yankees president Randy Levine, along with wife Mindy, donate baseball caps to IDF Lone Soldiers.

Robby Sabo

Randy Levine is a polarizing name in New York Yankees land.

To most fans, he’s the organization’s president who oftentimes says the wrong thing and/or comes too close to the baseball-personnel side of operations. Take the Dellin Betances example as a perfect example.

While the Yanks flame-throwing reliever found himself smack dab in the middle of negotiations prior to arbitration, Levine was coming out with silly comments condemned everywhere, via Newsday.

Late Saturday morning team president Randy Levine held a surprise conference call with reporters in which he used words such as “ridiculous,” “half-baked” and “fantasy” to characterize Betances’ $5-million request and even called Betances a “victim” of his agents’ desire to reestablish the arbitration marketplace for reliever compensation.

It’s true, Randy Levine should remain far away from the roster, but what he and his wife Mindy pulled off recently outside of the organization is something the entire fanbase can jump on dripped with pride.

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The Levine’s donated Yankee caps to IDF lone soldiers, via Maaya Jaffe-Hoffman of The Jerusalem Post.

The shipment, all branded with the slogan, “We love lone soldiers,’ was distributed at the 6th annual “Yom Siddurim” (personal errands day), sponsored by Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF).

Mindy, herself, actually flew to Jerusalem personally.

“Randy and I are adamant about supporting these courageous young women and men who have chosen to make Israel their new home and have then gone on to volunteer to serve in the Israel Defense Forces to protect that home,” said Levine. “I hope that after learning about Nefesh B’Nefesh through our support of the Nefesh B’Nefesh-Friends of the IDF Lone Soldier Program more sports executives, players and organizations will find it in their hearts to support Lone Soldiers from the states their teams represent. I am offering a challenge to fans of all teams to join us as well in an effort to show these soldiers that they are not alone.”

Score a positive one in the storied and polarizing book of New York Yankees president Randy Levine.

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