Earlier today, the Yankees Twitter account posted a video of Liza Minelli singing “New York, New York” with some members of the New York Yankees.
It’s from a show was called, “Night of 100 Stars” which aired on ABC on March 8, 1982. It was taped a few weeks prior and featured people from Minelli and Lionel Richie to Princess Grace (Kelly) and Howard Cosell.
I am pretty sure I watched this program as a kid because my mom was really into this sort of thing but I barely remember it.
Some people seem to be bothered by this but I think MLB is smart using videos like these to market baseball because we’re in an age where people who film YouTube videos are getting book deals, TV show pilots and movie roles. The younger set are drawn to this sort of thing and I think it can help bring a younger audience, who may have gone away for one reason or another, back to baseball.