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Pinstripe Bowl updates

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 22, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Do Yankees fans care about the Pinstripe Bowl? I get the feeling that the fan base is mostly indifferent, but still thinks it’s kind of cool that a bowl game will be played at Yankee Stadium. I’ve tried not to go heavy on Pinstripe Bowl updates, but when the days get slow like this, I figure I might as well throw in a few bowl game updates. So, here ya go, three Pinstripe Bowl notes passed along by the Yankees the past few days. We’ll start with good work by the Yankees once again reaching out to the community.

The New Era Pinstripe Bowl today donated over 6,000 tickets to New York City-based charitable and community groups for the inaugural bowl game to be played on December 30, 2010, at Yankee Stadium.

Thanks to donations from the New York Yankees, Goldman Sachs, the Big 12, the Big East, Ken Langone and Fresco by Scotto, members of the community groups will be able to be a part of history at the first-ever bowl game in the current Yankee Stadium, which also marks the first college football bowl game in New York City in nearly 50 years.

At an event this morning at the restaurant Fresco by Scotto in Manhattan, New York Yankees President Randy Levine and Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost presented representatives from the following groups with donated tickets to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

Bronx Colts, NYC Park and Recreation, Bronx Community Boards (1-12), Police Athletic League, Bronx YMCA, Public School Athletic League, Highbridge Community Life Center, Renaissance EMS, Highbridge Voices, Scan New York, Junior Achievement, Sports Buddies, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, Urban Assembly for Careers in Sports, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Wounded Warriors, and the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.

On Tuesday, December 28, players, coaches and university staff participating in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl will visit the NYSE to showcase their respective universities to the New York metropolitan area. To highlight this special occasion, Randy Levine, New Era Pinstripe Bowl President and New York Yankees President, joined by Chris Koch, New Era Chief Executive Officer, will ring the Opening Bell.

Cast members from the Broadway musical Rock of Ages will perform at halftime of the bowl game. The cast will sing three songs: “Here I Go Again,” “Wanted (Dead or Alive)” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

 
 

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36 Responses to “Pinstripe Bowl updates”

  1. GreenBeret7 December 22nd, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Mike Axia’s view on David Phelps.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/…..lps-40308/

  2. Crawdaddy December 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    CC trying to lose 30 pounds this offseason. I hope Joba loses some baggage too.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....;FEEDNAME=

  3. Carlo December 22nd, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Crazy – I had lunch at fresco by scotto today and didn’t know those guys were there. Owner anthony scotto was a very close friend of george. Great food. Great yankee fan.

  4. randy l. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    “I agree as I’m sick and tired of hearing about Joba in the rotation argument.”

    what’s the downside of letting joba compete for the fifth starter job in spring training?

    conversely, what’s the upside of saying he’s just a reliever?

  5. Crawdaddy December 22nd, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    The decision has already been made about Joba so I prefer not wasting my time arguing about him being the rotation.

  6. Pat M. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    TIN cup….I left a response at the end of the last thread….My daughter is after 13 years of being on a computer is going to teach me that of pasting, and copying ……

  7. Carlo December 22nd, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Cashmans decision to say what he did about Joba was dumb and there’s no other way to describe it. Personally, I believe what Cashman said about Joba is accurate, he’s not a starter. Dumb comment though.

  8. randy l. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    “The decision has already been made about Joba so I prefer not wasting my time arguing about him being the rotation.”

    who made the decision?

    cashman and eppler?

    is either one all knowing?

    what does eppler know about developing pitchers?

    he’s never done it . he’s has a scouting background.

    what does cashman know about developing pitchers?

    he had three can’t miss guys in hughes, joba, and kennedy and whiffed on all but one .

    there is absolutely no reason to give up on a 25 year old who’s still got a lot of potential as a starter.

    you may have noticed the yankee rotation is a little thin.

    what if someone goes down in spring training? then what?

    having joba in shape to start at the beginning of the season gives the yankees options.

    he can start or relieve.

    i see no downside to it.

  9. blake December 22nd, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Gb,

    Pretty good summary on Phelps. If he gets a shot this year then I think he could surprise some people.

  10. MaineYankee December 22nd, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Pat M

    Hope you are staying dry.

    When you learn to copy and paste you will be surprised how easy it is.

  11. MaineYankee December 22nd, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    randy

    I would think your arms would be getting tired from beating that drum.

    I find it hard to think you honestly believe the stuff your spewing.

  12. randy l. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    “The of course was the Wang debacle and then Joba is a lost commodity in the bullpen and so we have this mess…..The theme was how the Yanks mis-manage the pitchers at times……”

    pat m-

    it’s not just what has been done in the recent past with hughes , joba, and kennedy. it’s continuing by totally giving up on joba at a time when he’d have much more value to the yankees and other teams as a starter.

    i’m seriously wondering if they are going to rush the three B’s to cover the mess they’ve gotten in.
    if cashman does that, he really needs to be replaced.

  13. hardwired7 December 22nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    One thing to like about David Phelps: the kid does not give up HRs.

    155 IP between AA and AAA last season, and he only allowed 6 HRs.

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com.....elps.shtml

    Axisa’s scouting report says he “pounds the bottom of the zone.” I guess the #s back that up.

  14. Carlo December 22nd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Randy – what have u seen in Joba in the past year plus that makes you think he can be an effective starting pitcher? I remember the dominant Joba in Fenway…….and it feels like ages ago. I haven’t seen that guy in a very long time.

  15. randy l. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    “I would think your arms would be getting tired from beating that drum.”

    maine yankee-

    it’s a complicated jazz beat.

    you have to listen closer to get it.

  16. MaineYankee December 22nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    randy

    Sometimes you hear a beat so long it just kinda sounds all the same.

  17. Dylan December 22nd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....damon.html

    Should the Yankees bring him back? I would love to see it, even though I’m not sure he is the most logical choice since he is a lefty and bad in the field.

  18. Crawdaddy December 22nd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Here we go again!

  19. Carl December 22nd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I bet CC is gonna pitch his ass off this year.

    I also think the Yankees will extend the big boss.

  20. randy l. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    ” what have u seen in Joba in the past year plus that makes you think he can be an effective starting pitcher?”

    carlo-

    it’s his whole body of work since he arrived with the yankees.

    he’s had 43 starts.

    he was a very good starter at times.

    he had 90 innings in the minors . that’s an absurdly low total for a starter to learn his craft.

    i think he can work on the things people like cb says he needs to work on better as a starter than a reliever because starters have a very structured routine.

    plus , so what if he trains as a starter and doesn’t do well. he can then transition to the bullpen with no problem. it doesn’t wrk in the other direction.

    i see no downside in trying.

  21. randy l. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    ” what have u seen in Joba in the past year plus that makes you think he can be an effective starting pitcher?”

    carlo-

    it’s his whole body of work since he arrived with the yankees.

    he’s had 43 starts.

    he was a very good starter at times.

    he had 90 innings in the minors . that’s an absurdly low total for a starter to learn his craft.

    i think he can work on the things people like cb says he needs to work on better as a starter than a reliever because starters have a very structured routine.

    plus , so what if he trains as a starter and doesn’t do well. he can then transition to the bullpen with no problem. it doesn’t wrk in the other direction.

    i see no downside in trying.

  22. Rich in NJ December 22nd, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    “’m seriously wondering if they are going to rush the three B’s to cover the mess they’ve gotten in.
    if cashman does that, he really needs to be replaced.”

    I defend Cash far more than I knock him (bash, to use the current vernacular), but I think this is a fair criticism.

    He set the standard a few years ago when he said that the Yankees would no longer have to rely on expensive FA starters, and he want back on that word.

    Within the next two years, all things being equal, if Yankees don’t have multiple homegrown young starters, Cash will have failed.

    Now, if they win some WS anyway, Cash will have earned a pass, as he does for for his prior failure to develop multiple homegrown starters because of the 2009 WS.

    But absent that, it’s time for his plan to bear fruit.

    btw, If Montero emerges this season, that would help as well. If he is consigned to the mL despite a great ST that will be a very ominous sign.

  23. LGY December 22nd, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Randy

    Of course Cashman and Epp are not the only ones making these decisions. You give Cash far too much credit for what he controls which is funny because of how you view him.

    All these decisions that you rail Cashman for are org decisions. Don’t be foolish to think one or two guys are deciding the future for these kids.
    Also those 3 were definitely not can’t miss prospects.

    Joba always had major question marks whether he could succeed as a starter from before he was drafted. Those and other question marks are why he even fell to the Yankees.

    Ian always was a question to succeed in the AL East because of his stuff.

    Hughes was the only guy close to can’t miss because of his stuff makeup and mechanics.

  24. GreenBeret7 December 22nd, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    hardwired7 December 22nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    One thing to like about David Phelps: the kid does not give up HRs.

    155 IP between AA and AAA last season, and he only allowed 6 HRs.

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com…..elps.shtml

    Axisa’s scouting report says he “pounds the bottom of the zone.” I guess the #s back that up.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Phelps is very much a young Mussina type pitcher, as is Warren. It’s up to them to bring it around. I’ve never seen them get rattled on the mound. Unlike Mussina, though, they don’t point fingers at other team mates for mistakes. I’d like to see them get a chance, but, I can see one of the going in a trade…but, not both.

  25. Rich in NJ December 22nd, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    “Joba always had major question marks whether he could succeed as a starter from before he was drafted. Those and other question marks are why he even fell to the Yankees.”

    LGY

    But he succeeded at a very high level despite the questions, and we have been told that the shoulder injury was simply tendinitis.

    Even with diminished velo, he was more effective as a starter in 2009 than Javy or AJ. Yet he still doesn’t get another shot.

    Something doesn’t add up.

  26. GreenBeret7 December 22nd, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    OH!!! God!!! Somebody hold Erica down. ken Davidoff is saying that the yanks may be in talks about bringing back Damon. This place will be wall to wall full of smiles and giggles.

  27. Rich in NJ December 22nd, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    If the Yankees sign Damon, I think Posada’s AB are likely to be most impacted.

  28. randy l. December 22nd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    “Sometimes you hear a beat so long it just kinda sounds all the same.”

    maine yankee-

    al kidding aside. i said in the beginning when they rushed joba into starting in 2008 that they were risking injuring and ruining him.

    i’m telling you now if they down’t at least try, they’re going to totally lose him.
    the kid deserves a shot at starting.

    i keep asking people. what’s the downside of preparing in spring training to start?
    ido you have an answer for that? if so i’d like to hear it.

  29. randy l. December 22nd, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    All these decisions that you rail Cashman for are org decisions. Don’t be foolish to think one or two guys are deciding the future for these kids.”

    lgy-

    could you please name who else is making the decision that joba is only a reliever?

  30. MaineYankee December 22nd, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    randy

    I saw a pitcher that regressed as time went on.

    You can blame it on whomever you want.

    I saw a young pitcher that wouldn’t listen to his very experienced catcher.

    Judging by how you come across here I don’t think you would accept that from a rookie pitcher.

    He has the tools but doesn’t seem to trust them. Too much reliance on the slider that he can’t throw for strikes and not enough on his FB.

    I know I just have experience playing in the cow pastures in Maine but that’s my observation.

  31. Rich in NJ December 22nd, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    It doesn’t matter who is making the Joba decision. It’s imputed to Cashman because he is the chief baseball decision maker.

  32. MaineYankee December 22nd, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Rich

    I may be wrong but I suspect Cashman would make that decision along with ownership.

  33. Yogi Mantle December 22nd, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Reading about Damon, its funny how he could have gone to the Red Sox last season but turned them down, yet now he is open to playing for the Rays, Red Sox or Yankees.

    Somehow I doubt that the Red Sox will bring him back after being spurned last year, plus they don’t need him.

    I could see him coming back, but with DH taken up with Jorge and the rotation of players getting “rest”, it doesn’t seem quite as likely. Having him back in the club would be nice, I miss his bat.

  34. Against All Odds December 22nd, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    randy l. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    i’m seriously wondering if they are going to rush the three B’s to cover the mess they’ve gotten in.

    ————————————

    Oh yea they will rush the 3 B’s just like they did Generation Trey. And then when they struggle you’ll hear this guy doesn’t work hard enough, this guy had a chance bu didn’t succeed.

  35. joe b December 23rd, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Are CC and Joba playing in the Pinstripe Bowl ????????? They would both be offensive lineman.

  36. joe b December 23rd, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Did anybody happen to read the title to the blog. Yankee fans need to take off the blinders !!!!!!!


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