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With Yankees winning again, it’s time for the Subway Series

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 20, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Maybe I’m wrong, but I think the Subway Series is different in the city than in the clubhouse. For New York fans, it’s a big deal. For the Yankees and Mets, it’s an interleague series that certainly means less than last weekend’s series against the Red Sox. I think the players get a little bit caught up in the Boston rivalry, but certainly not every player gets too wrapped up in Yankees-Mets.

“You’re supposed to feel something different?” tonight’s starter, Freddy Garcia, said. “I don’t know. It’s another game, man. Maybe the fans, but I think the players, they just go out there and try to do their job. I see it that way. I know it’s the Subway Series, but that’s the game.”

Joe Girardi said he sees it a little differently.

“I think they feel it to a certain extent,” Girardi said. “You’ve got to walk around the city. You’ve got to walk around places, and you don’t want to hear someone ribbing you, that’s for sure.”

Speaking of the Subway Series in the city, Delta Airlines — a fine company that would make me very happy with a first-class upgrade for my Seattle flight next week — is hosting the Delta Dugout this weekend at Madison Square Park. Mark Teixeira and David Wright are scheduled to be there today at noon. Here are the other details from the Delta PR team.

The three-day fan experience includes player appearances by current and former Yankees players, live game viewing, a special music performance from Yankees legend Bernie Williams and silent auctions featuring signed Yankees memorabilia benefitting Harlem RBI, in association with Mark Teixeira. It will also offer an array of games for baseball enthusiasts, including batting cages and fast pitch competitions, as well as a photo booth, special Delta games and Yankees ticket package giveaways throughout the weekend. Fans will also enjoy ballpark-style concessions and specialty food and beverages, including a special “Delta Dugout hotdog” featured at the Shake Shack throughout the weekend.

Friday, May 20, 11 am – 10 pm, Opening Day
• 11 am – 7 pm: Gaming Village and Delta Sky360 Lounge: Batting Cages, Fast Pitch, Custom Photo Booth, Delta Destination Challenge, Plane-Ko, Silent Auction, Kids Corner, Dugout Trivia, Specialty Concessions, Giveaways
• 7 pm: Live Viewing of Yankees-Mets series opener with great giveaways, including travel packages from Delta, baseball gear and tickets to future Mets and Yankees games

Saturday, May 21, 11 am – 10 pm
• Noon: Home Run Derby Challenge with Josh Thole & Fast Pitch Challenge with Joba Chamberlain
• 11 am-6pm: Gaming Village and Delta Sky360 Lounge: Batting Cages, Fast Pitch, Custom Photo Booth, Delta Destination Challenge, Plane-Ko, Silent Auction, Kids Corner, Dugout Trivia, Specialty Concessions, Giveaways
• 3 pm: Mr. Met Meet & Greet
• 5:15 pm: Bernie Williams Special Pre-game Concert
• 7 pm: Live Viewing of Yankees-Mets series, game two, with great giveaways, including travel packages from Delta, baseball gear and tickets to future Mets and Yankees games

Sunday, May 22, 10am-4pm
• 11 am: The 3rd Annual Fan Flair Challenge at the Delta Dugout with phenomenal giveaways to the “most spirited” outfitted Mets and Yankees fan including game tickets, baseball gear and more!
• 10 am – 4 pm: Gaming Village and Delta Sky360 Lounge: Batting Cages, Fast Pitch, Custom Photo Booth, Delta Destination Challenge, Plane-Ko, Silent Auction, Kids Corner, Dugout Trivia, Specialty Concessions, Giveaways
• 1 pm: Live Viewing of Yankees-Mets series finale, with great giveaways, including travel packages from Delta, baseball gear and tickets to future Mets and Yankees games

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