Another day, another bizarre Mitt Romney investment.
The self-proclaimed Red Sox fan and former Massachusetts governor invested in the Yankees empire in 2007, according to his financial disclosure form from that year. For those of you living under a rock, the Red Sox and the Yankees are bitter rivals.
Of course, the investment was made through Romney's blind trust, or a set of investments made for Romney that he doesn't directly control. The undisclosed share in the Yankees, spotted by Buzzfeed, is just the latest in a slew of controversial investments to be pegged to the Republican nominee. For one, documents leaked by Gawker in August turned up Romney investments that tied him to industries like casinos and cigarettes, which may not exactly jive with the Mormon church.
Still, the Yankees investment is particularly ironic, given that the Romney campaign turned an Obama jab at the Red Sox into a campaign issue. Though as Buzzfeed notes, it seems Romney dropped the Yankee share by 2012.
From Romney's 2007 financial disclosure form:
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