Derek Jeter

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.

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Episode 22: Rick Cerrone On Baseball Digest And Great Yankee Stories

In between a story or two about me spending 24 hours in Las Vegas this week, we welcome BACK on to the Pinstripe Lanes Podcast Rick Cerrone. Rick’s career in sports and media spans over four decades. He currently serves as the Editor-In-Chief for the legendary publication Baseball Digest.

Ed note: We taped this last week; the new edition that we speak of in this week’s episode is available now!

Of course, Rick also served as the Senior Director of Media Relations for the New York Yankees from 1996-2006. He shares a few stories from those days, including working with Derek Jeter, assisting in the planning of new Yankee Stadium and a few celebrities/public figures he encountered during his time in the Bronx.

As always, thank you for rating/reviewing/subscribing!

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 13: Baseball HOF’s Jon Shestakofsky On Induction Weekend FAQs And Much More!

With the Yankees celebrating the 20th anniversary of the famed 1998 squad this weekend at the Stadium, I thought it would be rather timely to talk with our friends in beautiful Cooperstown, New York. After all, there are two core members of that team who will undoubtedly be first ballot Hall of Famers; Mariano Rivera is up for induction in 2019 and Derek Jeter follows in 2020.

Jon Shestakofsky is the Vice President of Communications and Education for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. He does a great job here of filling you in on everything you need to know for an Induction Weekend upstate. Plus, Jon sheds some light on current Yankees who are represented in the Hall’s exhibits, how the HOF obtains memorabilia and what it was like to watch the game’s biggest rivalry from the perspective of the Nation; Shestakofsky came to the Hall from the Red Sox organization, where he worked parts of nine postseasons and most recently served as Manager of Media Relations and Baseball Information for the team.

Thank you to Jon for giving us so much time and another great episode – hope you feel the same way. If you do, be sure to rate/review/subscribe wherever you get us. Thanks!

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!