Just wanted to give a heads up about two things, one happening tonight and one happening tomorrow morning.
• First, MLB Network is showing the Game 7 of the 1960 World Series tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Obviously the Yankees lost the game — if you don’t know, that’s the Mazeroski walk-off — but it’s a great chance to see one of the most famous games of all time. And the heart of the Yankees order is worth seeing as well: Three guys named Maris, Mantle and Berra.
• Second, tomorrow the Yankees are holding their annual Holiday Food Drive at Yankee Stadium. Mariano Rivera is going to be there for a while, then Bernie Williams. For Rivera, the day is also serving as a press conference of sorts, letting him talk about his new two-year deal.
Here’s the press release from the Yankees, full of all the details about tomorrow’s food drive:
The New York Yankees will continue another great tradition this holiday season with their 17th annual Yankees Holiday Food Drive, presented by White Rose Foods. On Thursday, December 16, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Gate 2 at Yankee Stadium (corner of 164th Street and Jerome Ave.), any fan bringing at least 30 pounds of non-perishable food will receive a voucher good for two (2) complimentary Grandstand or Bleachers tickets or two (2) half-price tickets in select general seating areas* to one of 22 designated games during the 2011 regular season.**
Fans donating the required food amount will also receive a voucher valid for discounted ticket pricing for the 2010 New Era Pinstripe Bowl – to be played on Thursday, December 30 at Yankee Stadium – compliments of New Era. Vouchers can be redeemed online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office.
Mariano Rivera (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and Yankees alum Bernie Williams (11:00 a.m.-noon) will be on hand to assist in collecting food items. The Yankees, in conjunction with Bronx clergy, will distribute the food throughout the Bronx to those in need. To help kick off the Yankees Food Drive, White Rose Foods – along with their Good Neighbor Brands Kraft, Unilever, Snapple, Masterfoods, Domino, Conagra, New World Pasta, Carolina Rice, Clorox, Campbell’s, Nestle, Smuckers and General Mills – will donate over 40 pallets of food (approximately 60,000 lbs).
Fans driving to the Stadium may pull up to Gate 2 to drop off their donation. Rice and bottled water will not be accepted.
*Excludes Audi Yankees Club, Legends Suite, Delta SKY360° Suite, Champions Suite, Jim Beam Suite, Luxury Suites and Party City Party Suites.
**Designated Games: 4/4/11 vs. Minnesota; 4/5/11 vs. Minnesota; 4/6/11 vs. Minnesota; 4/7/11 vs. Minnesota; 4/12/11 vs. Baltimore; 4/13/11 vs. Baltimore; 4/14/11 vs. Baltimore; 4/25/11 vs. Chicago-AL; 4/26/11 vs. Chicago-AL; 4/27/11 vs. Chicago-AL; 4/28/11 vs. Chicago-AL; 5/10/11 vs. Kansas City; 5/11/11 vs. Kansas City; 5/12/11 vs. Kansas City; 5/23/11 vs. Toronto; 5/24/11 vs. Toronto; 5/25/11 vs. Toronto; 9/5/11 vs. Baltimore; 9/6/11 vs. Baltimore; 9/7/11 vs. Baltimore; 9/20/11 vs. Tampa Bay and 9/21/11 vs. Tampa Bay.
Associated Press photo from USA Today