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.
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!
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.
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In the second episode of Season 2, we chat with Jimmy McKay, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and host of the wildly-popular PT Pintcast. With Miguel Andujar heading to the IL (no longer DL, we chat about that too) due to a torn labrum in his right shoulder, McKay breaks down not only the labrum’s function but also why these types of injuries may be more prevalent than you think among baseball players.
Then, you’ll hear from former Yankees’ outfielder Gary Sheffield. I caught up with Sheff in the Dominican Republic at the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic. Sheffield and I talked about facing Big Papi, The Rivalry, his transition to TV and much more.
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Following the Yankees unceremonious exit at the hands of that team from New England… it was a long, long offseason.
If you can believe it, the wait for a new Pinstripe Lanes Podcast was even longer.
Opening Day is less than 24 hours away, and Season 2 of the PLP begins now. Our guest? Just a couple of minutes with Giancarlo Stanton! Plus I’ll explain where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to… kinda.
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