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Randy Levine's yellow Lab to participate in Westminster Dog Show

Now trotting, yellow Lab, Mitch, yellow Lab ...

Co-owned by Yankees president Randy Levine, five-year-old Mitch will compete in this week's Westminster Dog Show. The Labrador follows in a long line of Yankees pets to compete, including Lou Gehrig's German shepherd and Mike Mussina's Irish setter.

"I'm excited," Levine told the AP."It's like a playoff game for me."

A Labrador has never won the 137-year-old contest, but it's hard to think Mitch and his Yankees connection don't stand a chance.

-- Matt Monagan /