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Reggie, Bernie and O’Neill discuss life as a Yankees outfielder

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 24, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s a little Christmas Eve television viewing if you’re interested…

Tonight on the YES Network, Michael Kay will play host to a panel of great Yankees outfielders: Reggie Jackson, Paul O’Neill and Bernie Williams (with Yogi Berra in the audience).

The three discuss their arrival with the Yankees and what it took to be a great outfielder in pinstripes.

Here’s O’Neill discussing the intensity of October:

“I think your concentration level is so different,” he said. “You ask Reggie if he could do that all year. I don’t know that you can impose that on yourself, the importance of a game in August, as you can in September… People watch a game, a World Series game, and at the end of it, it was just a baseball game.

“It wasn’t a baseball game if you’re playing as part of the New York Yankees.”

It Gets Early Out There: The Outfielders premiers on the YES Network tonight at 6 p.m. ET.





19 Responses to “Reggie, Bernie and O’Neill discuss life as a Yankees outfielder”

  1. GreenBeret7 December 24th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Great show, but, would have been nice to have Yogi up with the panel, since he played with four of the best Yankee outfielders in team history…..DiMaggio, Mantle, Maris and Henrich. He could have given much more insight and great stories about them. Would love to hear his side of the story about the day Mantle called the pitches to Berra from center field for Ford.

  2. blake December 25th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Who broke the Lohud all day?

    Anyway….Merry Christmas to all!

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 25th, 2011 at 12:35 am

    And to all a good night – and an even happier morning!!!


  4. Joe from Long Island December 25th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Maybe this was LoHud’s gift to us – no dissin’ no fussin’ and no trollin’

    Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 25th, 2011 at 12:58 am

    And for anyone who is interested in seeing my (in)famous Christmas cookies, here’s a link to some pictures of them!

    I probably made close to 600 cookies (and ate quite a bit of the dough in the process). As soon as I can figure out how to pack them so they ship safely, I promise that I will send some out to cookie-loving lohudites. GB has to be the first since I’ve been promising him some for a few years now!


  6. GreenBeret7 December 25th, 2011 at 1:15 am


    I don’t care to see your fresh baked cookies until they’re just about to be popped in my mouth. Seein’ and not tasting ‘em is just cruel.

  7. GreenBeret7 December 25th, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Alright, I admit it. I cheated and looked. I was right, ’cause now I’m hungry.

  8. Ruby Red Sock December 25th, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Wow just think some actually had to do things related to Christmas since the beloved blog was resting for a bit. They should do it more often :lol:

  9. CompassRosy December 25th, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Merry Christmas, Yankee fans!

    Not to be a downer during the holidays but, since it is usually a time to reflect, I thought I’d share this story about Mike Carp reflecting on his friendship with teammate Greg Halman and how Greg’s death has brought a perspective to his life that Mike could have never imagined….

    Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
    Greg’s life seemed to have plenty of depth but, it was still much too short.

    Hug your kids, kiss your spouses, tell all you love that you love them and live each day fully.
    You just never know…

  10. CompassRosy December 25th, 2011 at 2:41 am


    fabulous cookies, ECS :)

  11. Pat M. December 25th, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Merry Christmas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Villa Nova-Ya December 25th, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Merry Christmas All!!!

    (Trisha – Beautiful Cookies, beautifully arranged!)

  13. Tar December 25th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Merry Christmas everyone :D

  14. Noreaster December 25th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Merry Christmas, here’s hoping for #28!

  15. austinmac December 25th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. I hope you all have a happy day.

  16. DaSaint007 December 25th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Trisha, those cookies look fantastic! Sign me up for your next batch!

    Merry Christmas everyone! Many of you have become an extended Yankee family over the years as we share thoughts and wishes, ideas and disagreements, but always a connection though our shared love of baseball, and specifically our beloved Yankees.

    May today be blessed with family and friends in the true spirit of the day, and may 2012 bring peace, good health and prosperity. And #28!

  17. Ed H. December 25th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Yogi: “It gets LATE early out there.”

  18. rl1856 December 27th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Any way to stream the video on line ? I don’t get YES network where I live and would love to access it online.


  19. Ruby Red Sock December 27th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Time for a big load of Christmas Cookie Dough!!!!!!!

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