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Episode 34: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued a letter to MLB, Nike and the Yankees’ front office last week after he learned of a stipulation in the new Nike/MLB apparel deal that could severely impact small businesses on River Ave. BP Diaz Jr. calls in to the podcast this week to explain his letter, respond to the Yankees’ letter and reveal his hopes for both the outcome and the team’s relationship with the borough.

Episode 33: The Dodger Stadium Trip

In this episode — guest co-host Tony Restaino and I chat about our trip this past August to Los Angeles for the Yankees/Dodgers series. We’ll give you flight, hotel and ticket tips plus much more!

Episode 32: Heartbreak and Our Offseason Plans

This morning, I still wasn’t over it. YES Network does a great job now of re-running the postgame in the morning in case you miss anything. I simply left it on mute.

Almost isn’t good enough for Yankee fans. That passion, and those expectations, are what allow niche podcasts like this to even exist in the first place.

I was at game 4 of the ALCS up in the Bronx, and I’ll talk about that as well as our offseason plans (spoiler alert: this year we actually have some!) in the latest episode.

Ugh.

Episode 31: Meeting Mo AND Jeter

I know… it’s been a minute. No time to explain the hiatus because we have A LOT to get to on this week’s podcast. Tony “Cousin Tony” Restaino joins us in New York for this week’s taping. He and I have a number of recently shared Yankee experiences, including a meet-and-greet with Mariano Rivera after he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame over the summer. Anth and I chat about the pros and cons of that Fanatics/7th Inning Stretch event in this episode.

And then Monday, I met Derek Jeter. NO BIG DEAL. You’ll hear the quick word I had with “El Capitan” in this episode.

Good to be back — better that we’re in the ALCS. Let’s go Yankees!

Episode 30: Live from Cooperstown

We bring you episode 30 with a special group of guests live from Cooperstown, New York. It’s a town as timeless as the game of baseball. Me and the three guys I traveled with have a round-table discussion this week about our experience at the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction. We’ll give you the do’s, the don’ts and the tips as we prepare for a second trip next year in anticipation of Derek Jeter’s election.

A big thank you to Rob Valenti, Anthony Restaino and his father Anthony Sr. for hopping on the podcast from our backyard deck at the AirBnB we rented. It was a great trip to the HOF (and keep in mind, this was BEFORE we met Mariano Rivera) and you’ll hear why during the episode.

As always, thank you for rating/reviewing/subscribing – it helps a lot.

Episode 29: The London Series, NYY Steak and More with a 24-Year Season Ticket Holder

So excited for the second-half of what is shaping up to be a special season in Yankees Universe. We return from the All-Star break by first letting you know where you can buy the now sold-out Yankees short-sleeve hoodie that the players and manager have been wearing as the temperatures warmed up.

Then we move to our guest this week – it’s his first time on but he’s no stranger to the podcast as we’ve mentioned him a number of times and he’s a regular listener. Eric Lipkind has been a Yankee season ticket holder for 24 years. We’ll find out the benefits of that, plus his thoughts on attending the London Series.

As always, thanks for rating/reviewing/subscribing wherever you found us. It means the world!

Episode 28: Johnny Damon, Roger Clemens And More

Well, this is a rather interesting episode. I spent the weekend (and the better part of Tuesday night/Wednesday) hosting social media content for Mohegan Sun, the awesome resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. On Saturday, Mohegan Sun opened “novelle,” a new supper club/hip spot to eat and drink. I hosted the live red carpet broadcast on the resort’s Facebook page. The big guest of honor was Khloe Kardashian. However, a number of other celebrities were in attendance as well, including former Yankee stars Johnny Damon and Roger Clemens.

You’ll hear from both “Johnny Rocket” and “Rocket” plus the super-talented singer Ciara. I know, you’re scratching your head as to why she would be included. Here’s a hint: she may have been at a Yankee win the night before. Here’s another: you may know her husband as both a Super Bowl-winning Quarterback and a Yankee minor league player.

A huge thank you to Mohegan Sun for not only having me but for allowing me to use this audio for the Pinstripe Lanes Podcast. And of course, thanks to you for rating/reviewing/subscribing and listening!

Episode 27: YES Network’s Jack Curry On Cone Book!

We start off episode 27 by filling you in on where I’ve been (specifically, inside some parts of Yankee Stadium that previously I hadn’t seen), offering our prayers to David Ortiz for his recovery and talking about a few recent Yankee hats I’ve purchased/received.

Then, it’s on to the main attraction on this week’s show: YES Network analyst Jack Curry. Of course, Jack co-authored “Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher” with David Cone. Jack and I talk about the book’s creation and some of its more interesting chapters.

By the way, I bought the book and highly recommend it. I’ll tell you why in this episode.

And as always, thanks for rating/reviewing/subscribing wherever you found us!

Episode 26: John Oliver’s Comments, Ticketing, New Merch!

Yankees Universe was a bit up-in-arms over recent light-hearted comments from TV host, comedian and Mets fan John Oliver during a recent Mets game on PIX11. We’ll run back those comments, plus explain Oliver’s recent history with the Yankees (and yours truly) in this episode.

Also, I sold a ticket on the Gametime app for the first time this past weekend – we’ll chat about that and some of the new merchandise hitting the field over the next few weeks.

Finally – a few thoughts this week on the Fanatics acquisition of Steiner Sports’ inventory and what it means for Yankee collectors moving forward.

As always, thanks for rating/reviewing/subscribing wherever you get us!

Episode 25: Seth Everett on MLB.com’s Early Days, Baseball’s Current Challenges And More

It’s been a fun week! I took a last-second trip to Baltimore on Monday to see the Yankees’ comeback win against the Orioles. Now, as we publish our new episode, we can celebrate a sweep heading in to the holiday weekend. The Yanks will play a 3-game series in Kansas City against the Royals.

Of course I’ll recap the trip, but the big news on the podcast this week is our guest: sports reporter/host Seth Everett. His career has lasted nearly 25 years and spanned everything from TV (ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”) to radio (Westwood One’s Olympics coverage) to the web (Forbes, MLB.com). We’ll talk about those early days of MLB’s online platform (when, I also first met him), the current challenges facing baseball and much more.

Seth is also the host of two podcasts, “Sports With Friends” and “Hall Of Justice.” Follow him on Twitter @Seth_Everett.

And as always, thank you for rating/reviewing/subscribing!