David Cone

Episode 12: YES Network’s Jack Curry On Covering The Yankees For TV And More!

Really excited about this week’s episode as I’m joined by someone who I’ve had on my radio show and whose work I’m a big fan of: YES Network in-studio analyst, reporter and contributor Jack Curry. For those who don’t know, Curry covered the Yankees for decades with the New York Times, then transitioned to TV full-time in 2010. We talk about that transition, especially as it relates to the trade deadline, along with a number of other topics; writing a book with Derek Jeter and now David Cone, the Jeter/Aaron Judge comparisons, a typical day’s itinerary and much more.

I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed recording it, and if you do, be sure to rate/review/subscribe wherever you’re finding us. Thanks and go Yankees!

Episode 10: Former Yankees PR Director Rick Cerrone On The Boss, David Cone And Much More

A real treat for our tenth episode of the podcast as we’re joined by Rick Cerrone, who served as the Senior Director of Public Relations for the New York Yankees from 1996 to 2006. Saying a lot happened in that time would be a grave understatement: postseason baseball every year, six visits to the World Series and of course four championships – in addition to a couple of perfect games, a number of big free agent signings, the 9/11 attacks and much, much more. Cerrone, in what Sports Illustrated called “the hottest seat in sports,” had an all access pass to all of it.

We learned so much in our chat with Rick. For example, he attempted to give his resignation on three different occasions in 2003 (Mr. Steinbrenner never accepted it). Overall, he credits his great relationship with The Boss as the reason he stayed over a decade with the Yankees. Cerrone also holds the distinction of being a stand-in for the late Bob Sheppard; on a couple of occasions the legendary public address announcer was sidelined due to laryngitis and the PR Director stepped in.

We also talked about President George W. Bush’s first pitch in the 2001 World Series and heard a few stories surrounding David Cone’s perfect game, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. Our conversation is a must-listen for any kind of Yankee or baseball fan.

By the way, Cerrone now serves as the Editor In Chief of Baseball Digest and the President of Rick Cerrone Communications.

As always, thanks for listening and be sure to rate/review/subscribe wherever you’re listening from!