Yaz, Zo have deep roots in baseball

Mike Yastrzemski, Kevin Ziomek can trace success on field to grandfathers

Updated: July 1, 2013, 2:22 PM ET
By Marty Dobrow | ESPNBoston.com

Couch potatoes they weren't. Small potatoes? No way.

But the Yaz and Zo Show -- a tale of Massachusetts baseball legends (and also one of family pride, and family tragedy, and smart and talented grandsons now poised to carry the torch) -- begins as a potato story.

Yastrzemski and Ziomek: a couple of pesky Polish kids with names outsiders struggled to pronounce. They sat in the back of the classroom, one 100 miles from Boston, the other 100 miles from New York, dirt beneath ...

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