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Delta Dugout @ Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (sponsored)

Starting tomorrow through Sunday, the 3rd annual Delta Dugout is taking over Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, which includes:

  • The opportunity to meet and greet Mets and Yankees players and other alumni appearances.
  • Enjoy live viewing of the Mets vs. Yankees games on Friday and Saturday.
  • Interactive games that test your batting skills.
  • Delta Presents Mets & Yankees Password with Curtis Granderson and David Wright.
  • Social media promotions with an interactive Twitter Hunt, as well as other giveaways, trivia, the Delta Vacations money booth, and more.

To learn more about the event, go to Delta.com/NYBaseball. Continue reading Delta Dugout @ Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (sponsored)

Delta Dugout @ Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (sponsored)

Starting tomorrow through Sunday, the 3rd annual Delta Dugout is taking over Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, which includes:

  • The opportunity to meet and greet Mets and Yankees players and other alumni appearances.
  • Enjoy live viewing of the Mets vs. Yankees games on Friday and Saturday.
  • Interactive games that test your batting skills.
  • Delta Presents Mets & Yankees Password with Curtis Granderson and David Wright.
  • Social media promotions with an interactive Twitter Hunt, as well as other giveaways, trivia, the Delta Vacations money booth, and more.

To learn more about the event, go to Delta.com/NYBaseball. Continue reading Delta Dugout @ Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (sponsored)

It took three years, but MLB finally got my point

Most of you probably don’t remember it and if you do, even fewer remember that I was the nuisance behind the Vote For Manny stunt in early June 2009. Yep, that jackass was me. What I said, amongst many things about Manny, was this:

Also, a new rule: any player dinged for PEDs cannot play in an ASG within the next 12 months of the beginning of their suspension. That covers players who get caught in the 2nd half of a season so they can’t be selected in the following ASG.

So what happened today? MLB and the MLBPA reached an agreement and a key point was:

Making players who are suspended for violating the Program prior to the All-Star Break (including during Spring Training and the preceding off-season) ineligible to be elected or selected for the All-Star Game.

While (part of) my proposal years ago hasn’t been included (the whole 12 month thing), the gist is, in fact, spot on. You are not going to the ASG if you are caught using PEDs. Good.

Just for kicks and giggles, here’s what Uncle Bud had to say about this brouhaha way back then:

“I’m going to think about that,” Selig said. “He doesn’t come back till July 3. Normally, I’m sensitive to the wishes of the fans. If the fans choose someone, I’d like to honor that. But we’ve been testing players for a long time, and it bothers me that someone would [cheat] at this stage in the game. I’ve got some time to think about this one.”

Three years, eh? Well, we finally got that done. Hey Bud, how ’bout of a tip o’ the cap in my direction. You know, just because.

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Father’s Day in the Steinbrenner suite?

This isn’t for everyone, but if you are lucky enough to be in such a position…

I wanted to share with you a fun way to celebrate Father’s Day—exclusive seats in the Owner’s Box at Yankee Stadium to watch the NY Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Hosted by Hal and Christina Steinbrenner, the game will take place on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:05. Guests will enter through a VIP entrance and be able to cheer the home team in a luxurious setting while enjoying drinks and delicious gourmet and traditional stadium foods.

This special offer is available to the first 50 guests who respond. Tickets are $2,500 each and the best part is that 100% of the proceeds will benefit Women In Need, another amazing NY institution that helps thousands of homeless families achieve independence and sustainability.

For more details or to purchase tickets: Continue reading Father’s Day in the Steinbrenner suite?