Yankee Stadium

Episode 16: MLB Network’s Heidi Watney On The Rivalry, Her Studio Gig And More

As the Yankees wrap up the final home stand of the regular season and second-to-last series against the Red Sox, we welcome current MLB Network studio host/field reporter and former NESN Red Sox reporter Heidi Watney to the podcast. Watney covers everything from her gig at MLB Network to the front row seat (or rather, spot in the camera well) that she held at both the old and new stadium for sports’ biggest rivalry. Plus, Watney talks about the charity events for both Derek Jeter and David Ortiz’s foundations that she’ll be attending this year and what her postseason assignment is for MLB Network.

Thanks again to Heidi for giving us so much of her time and such great answers and insight in to her experiences with a regional sports network and MLBN. And of course, thanks to you for rating, reviewing and subscribing wherever you get podcasts!

Episode 14: Breaking Down Judge’s Injury, Ballpark Pass Returns For September

This week’s episode is jam-packed with information. Our guest this week is Jimmy McKay, a physical therapist and host of the PT Pintcast, a physical therapy podcast that surpassed one million downloads earlier this year. In addition to being the Godfather of this podcast, a friend and a Yankees fan, McKay comes well versed on the type of wrist injury Aaron Judge sustained. While he has not examined Judge or his charts personally, he does offer a lot of useful general information on what this injury entails, how it is rehabbed and what typical recovery times are (spoiler alert: not three weeks).

Then we move to ticketing news: the Ballpark Pass returns for September! I’ll break down the pros and cons of its comeback – plus we reached out to Yankees PR about this; find out the response I received when you listen to the episode.

As always, thank you for rating/reviewing/subscribing wherever you get podcasts!

Episode 11: Yankee Stadium Ballpark Pass, A Ridiculous Subway Series Hat And More

I’m flying solo this week on the podcast, our first since the All-Star Break, to talk about a number of items that popped up recently in Yankee Universe. The biggest is obviously the introduction of the “Ballpark Pass” for August at Yankee Stadium. I’ll break down what the monthly pass entails, how much it costs and whether it’s a smart purchase or not.

We wrap the episode with a couple of merchandise items: an OBJ/Yankee jersey update and the new (and almost as-ridiculous) Subway Series hat that New Era is selling and thankfully, the Yankees are not wearing on the field.

As always, thanks for listening and be sure to rate/review/subscribe/tell your friends!

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!

Episode 09: OBJ Update, Best Drinks In The Stadium And Sit In A Suite!

Covering a lot in this episode-and-a-half of the Pinstripe Lanes Podcast – thanks for waiting a little over a week. Guest-host Mike Isserlis is back and we update you on the Odell Beckham Jr. / Yankees jersey and relationship story – one which we really had the lead on last week. Then, we talk about the best deal for cocktails in the Stadium. Finally, have you always wanted to sit in a luxury suite at the ballpark? The charitable opportunity we stumbled across may be your best bet.

Thanks for listening and rating/reviewing/subscribing wherever you get podcasts!

Episode 06: How To Buy Merch At A Discount, July 4th Gear, Citi Field Tips And More

We cover quite a bit in the latest episode of the podcast. Anthony Restaino, my best friend and fellow life-long Yankees fan, joins me from Western New York to co-host.

We kick things off by talking about the new “Stars and Stripes” collection that MLB will wear on-field for the Fourth of July. The Yankees’ apparel, specifically the hat, is particularly strong in the batch currently on sale. We then also compare tips on how to buy your favorite Yankees gear below retail and/or Stadium shop prices. Then, we look ahead to this weekend, talking about Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. The Yanks visit the Mets this weekend; Anthony and I will be at Saturday night’s game so I offer a few recommendations as far as tickets and food options at the ballpark.

As always, thank you for listening – and be sure to rate, review and subscribe on your favorite podcast service. Also, have a question or need help with something Yankees-related? Reach out on social media – we’re @PinstripeLanes everywhere!

Episode 05: Best Time To Buy On StubHub, Levi’s Merch, Baltimore Tips

Lots of tips and knowledge in episode 05 of the Pinstripe Lanes Podcast. First, I’ll fill you in on the Levi’s pop-up shop that took place in the Great Hall of the Stadium over Memorial Day Weekend and how using your Mastercard could have not only saved you money there, but how it can also still save you money in other parts of the ballpark. Plus, after extensive research, I’ll let you know the best time to buy tickets on StubHub prior to a home game. And finally, if you’re headed to Baltimore this weekend to check out the Yankees at Camden Yards, stick around until the end! I have great pre-and-post game recommendations for you along with an in-game tip on buying beer.

Episode 04: Legends Review, A Child’s First Game At The Stadium And More!

In this episode of the Pinstripe Lanes Podcast, I offer up a full review of my first (and probably last) time sitting in the Legends Seats at the Stadium. Plus, we answer a couple listener questions regarding bringing an 8 year-old to a game for his first time and what some of my pre-and-post game habits and spots are. This episode was taped while I was in Las Vegas; find out why by listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe – thanks!

Episode 03: Cheapest Legends Seats And YES Network’s A.J. Herrmann Joins Us

So how was the Legends Suite compared to everything we’ve heard about it and perhaps more importantly, how did I buy Legends tickets for below face value and under the StubHub ticket floor? I answer both of those questions to kick off episode three of the podcast. Then, I chat with YES Network Digital Content Creator A.J. Herrmann. He explains what his job is, how he landed a gig at YES and if he’s responsible for the nightly YES Network trivia music.

All kidding aside, A.J. also talks about his career path, how YES Network’s social media posts are evaluated and how the network is using tools like Facebook Live to drive both user engagement and viewership. Find him on Twitter here and of course, find us here – and be sure to rate and review on your preferred podcast platform!

Episode 02: Low-Profile Hats, Visitor’s Merch In The Stadium And WPIX’s Scott Stanford Calls In

The Yankees are on fire, winners in 15 of the team’s last 16 games. Are you feeling good enough that you’re ready to buy a new hat? Listen to this podcast first! Mike Isserlis joins us again to talk about some of the hat offerings both in and out of the Stadium, including the New Era low-profile 5950 on-field model. Plus, we chat about some of the special-event caps that the team will be donning on the field over the next few weeks. Also, I’ll fill you in on one of the most annoying things happening in Yankee Stadium that you might not know about.

Then, we check in with our guest for the week… fresh off his Monday evening newscast on WPIX-TV here in New York, PIX 11 Sports Anchor, WWE host and seven-time Emmy winner Scott Stanford joins us to talk about the Yankee he enjoys interviewing the most, what it’s like to anchor sports on the local Yankee flagship station and perhaps most importantly… what the spread inside the Stadium Press Box is comprised of.