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WhyHunger auctioning Yankees experiences to fight hunger

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 11, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The charitable organization WhyHunger – the name pretty much speaks for itself — is working to fight poverty and hunger, and this week they’re holding their annual Hungerthon, which is being broadcast on several local radio stations. The first day of the Hungerthon was over the weekend, but it picks up again tomorrow, and the organization is auctioning a few very cool Yankees related items. Granted, these things aren’t cheap, but if you’d like to make a smaller donation just to feel good about it, I’m sure they wouldn’t say no.

These are the Yankees items they’re offering. Fair warning, jealousy might lie ahead…

Field visit for two children, provided by Yankees COO Lonn Trost
A once in a lifetime field visit for two children (ages 7-14) prior to a non-premium regular season 2013 game on a mutually agreeable date; two parents can observe field visit from field MVP seats on the third base-side. They will receive four tickets (two for children attending, two for observing adults) in the Field MVP seats.

Two Coaches Clinic slots for the 2013 season
Let your child (age 7-14) live out a dream! Your son or daughter will be able to take part in a pre-game coaches clinic on the field at Yankee Stadium. Two adults will get to watch from the stands. Afterwards, all three will take in the Yankees game, but not before a pre-game visit to the WCBS Broadcast booth and a meet and greet with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. Coaches Clinic is a date set by the team and has yet to be announced.

Yankees dugout visit for one child, plus tickets and visit with Suzyn and John
Your child (age 7-14) will take part in a pre-game visit to the Yankees dugout during batting practice prior to a Yankees home game during the 2013 season. Three other guests will watch from the stands. All four will get tickets to the game. The package includes a pre-game visit to the WCBS Yankee Radio Broadcast Booth to meet John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.

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54 Responses to “WhyHunger auctioning Yankees experiences to fight hunger”

  1. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Quite a few National League teams asked about Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello at last week’s Winter Meetings, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports. However, the Tigers need Porcello at this point, so he’s not available.
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#O5LtTFO7TqwBold9.99

    *****

    Brings back memories of the 2007 draft – – – -

    Plus – IF Porcello is drawing interest from the NL – potentially Hughes or Nova might – but Hughes being less so given a year from FA – - – -

  2. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Children visiting Suzyn and John? Why not auction off a meeting with Kevin Youkilis where he pops out from behind a door and yells ‘ogey ogey boogey’ at them?

  3. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    “They had a lot of stuff go wrong and still won,” Rays manager Joe Maddon told me at the Winter Meetings. “They play well together. The perception is they are just a bludgeoning group. But they have good schemes. They utilize their bullpen expertly, pinch-hit at the right moments, have good platoon systems. They have the right guys against your guys at the right time. They were morphing into a more creative offense anyway.”

    The Yankees, in fact, likely will have a little more resemblance to Tampa Bay next year, relying heavily on pitching and, perhaps, having to manufacture a bit more on offense, which might be possible with full seasons from Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki (likely to re-sign) and Eduardo Nunez. Hasn’t the complaint been the Yankees need to stop relying on the homer so much?

    Another common complaint has been the Yankees were tied to too many long-term contracts, assuring age and lack of roster flexibility. Yet once they turn away from such mega-deals, they are criticized as well. Damned Yankees.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....JOI1gTNlZK

  4. Doreen December 11th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    The dugout and clinics and stuff sounds great. And it might be interesting to SEE the broadcast booth, but I have no idea why a 7 to 14 year old would want to meet John & Suzyn? But maybe they’ve gotten letters from kids? Who knows!

  5. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Doreen December 11th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    The dugout and clinics and stuff sounds great. And it might be interesting to SEE the broadcast booth, but I have no idea why a 7 to 14 year old would want to meet John & Suzyn? But maybe they’ve gotten letters from kids? Who knows!

    —————

    Lol, they all sound pretty cool. I do love how it specifies they need to be non-premium games though!! Tis the season!

  6. Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    i was a big fan of harry chapin and it’s always good to see that after all these years WHY keeps on doing great work.

  7. DONNYBROOK December 11th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    The Sporting News ceases “printing” it’s weekly edition. Man-O-Man. The print industry is in an absolute shambles, and jobs continue to evaporate.

  8. chicken little December 11th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    why do i fear that the yankees will ultimately sign jim thome to play 3B?

  9. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    With mlb trying to make every team equal,i’m more concerned about mlb tapping into teams revenues.
    31 % is what teams have to put in from their revenues,so if the yankees make 400 million in revenues,they have to put in 120 million,in addition to the lt,minus any tax breaks from their new stadium,etc…

    That is a lot of cash,so going under the 189 for 2014-2016 will give them a lot more money back than people realize.
    The yankees pay,or will pay well over 100 million in revenue sharing,a year,plus a lt,so this is their chance to recuperate 40-60 million a year.

    “Unfortunately, the new CBA has not yet been released to the public. As a result, it’s impossible to accurately analyze the impact of the new revenue sharing rules. What we do know is if the Yankees’ implied expectation of a $40 million rebate is accurate, it will come at the expense of several large market teams, who would be forced to forfeit their cut of the pie when the new provision takes effect in 2016, according to the official summary available on MLB.com”.

    A 40 million rebate,plus no lt,a year is a lot of cash to anyone.

    I don’t know where you found that paragraph, but the new CBA is out and the Yankees are not going to recoup 40 million from revenue sharing. The Yankees pay 90-110 in revenue sharing a year and they will get 11% back in 1 year, 17% in another, an 23% in the final year if they are under the CBT limit. If Oakland does not get a new stadium its 7,10,15%.

  10. LGY December 11th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    The Yankees, in fact, likely will have a little more resemblance to Tampa Bay next year, relying heavily on pitching and, perhaps, having to manufacture a bit more on offense, which might be possible with full seasons from Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki (likely to re-sign) and Eduardo Nunez. Hasn’t the complaint been the Yankees need to stop relying on the homer so much?

    Another common complaint has been the Yankees were tied to too many long-term contracts, assuring age and lack of roster flexibility. Yet once they turn away from such mega-deals, they are criticized as well. Damned Yankees.

    ———————

    LOL, this is such a good lohud fallacy.

  11. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Yeah it’s amazing.. no context applied whatsoever.

    People just latch onto a talking point and run with it.

  12. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    The argument, IIRC, was reduced to ‘homeruns are bad!’ by LoHud.

    As if any self respecting Yankee fan would turn down instant gratification!!!!!

  13. bruceb December 11th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    i was a big fan of harry chapin and it’s always good to see that after all these years WHY keeps on doing great work.

    WOLD and Cat’s In The Cradle are always part of my favorite playlist on iTunes. Man was a musical genius.

  14. blake December 11th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    @LostNYY: @TarYank6 First, I’d expect a surprising trade to happen in the very near future. One that should shake things up quite a bit.

    If true this could be worrisome.

    I wish Cashman would just buy players…..he’s better at that

  15. blake December 11th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    @DKnobler: Reds deep in talks on deal to acquire Shin-soo Choo from Indians for Stubbs and Gregorius. http://t.co/taSdvt2X

    :(

  16. blake December 11th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    @DKnobler: Reds would use Choo in center field, and as leadoff hitter.

  17. austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    with respect to the moronic Post comment above, their is a difference between giving ten year contracts and two or three year contracts. I don’t believe any Yankee fan has ever been critical of such deals.

    We don’t like ten year contracts extending into the players 40s.

    That is inane as saying we should be happy we have lost all the home runs since we didn’t want to be just a home run team.

  18. austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Blake,

    At this point I trust your prognostications more than Lost.

  19. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    @DKnobler: Reds would use Choo in center field, and as leadoff hitter.

    Center field? That’s a joke right? He barely has enough range for RF…

  20. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Have the Yankees routinely given out 10 year contracts and I’ve just not been aware? They gave out 2 10 year deals. 1 to Jeter & 1 to A-rod. 1 worked out beautifully, the other is a disaster. Not exactly the worst.

  21. jacksquat December 11th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Old man Thome over old man Ibanez for DH vs rhp?

  22. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Jeter’s 10 year pact was probably one of the best values ever.

    The deals only hurt you if you let them… or you don’t plan around them at all.

  23. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I would definitely take Thome as DH vs RHP. He’s better than Ibanez for sure.

  24. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS

    if #indians get gregorius, as @DKnobler reported is possible, asdrubal would be freed up for big trade

    —————-

    I’d rather have him than Choo… but he’s gonna cost an arm and a leg.

  25. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Yanks also signed one of the only successful long term pitcher contracts – Mike Mussina.

  26. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I miss Moose :(

  27. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Moose was the ‘almost’ pitcher.

    Almost a perfect game, almost a World Series, almost a Hall of Famer.

    I loved Moose, even when he was being a cranky asshole.

  28. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I thought he was gonna be an ‘almost 20 game winner’ but luckily the 2008 team did one thing right.

  29. NYYROC December 11th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Moose didn’t like postgame interviews. But he was so funny..when he’d just give a reporter that look of his when he was asked an obvious question for the 100th time. Or sometimes he’d get sarcastic. He was funny in his own way. He was one of the best NYY FA acquistions.

  30. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Rival execs say #Diamondbacks GM Towers loves Gregorius. RT @jonmorosi: Also possible #Indians would keep Cabrera and trade Gregorius.

  31. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    austinmac says:
    December 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    Blake,

    At this point I trust your prognostications more than Lost.

    Yea but I like any news ….real or not

  32. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    @Joelsherman1: If Choo goes to #Reds, #Indians then could open RF for Swisher, who to get most $$ might have to condemn self to non-contender

  33. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    @Joelsherman1: If Choo goes to #Reds, #Indians then could open RF for Swisher, who to get most $$ might have to condemn self to non-contender

    ——————

    On the plus side, it’s hard to suck in the post season when you’re not playing in it..

  34. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Speculation that Texas/AZ/Cle would do 3 way with Gregorious going to AZ, Olt to CLE, Upton to TEX

  35. austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Help me understand our trade targets. We don’t want anyone like Choo who they only control for one year. I presume they also don’t want anyone signed beyond 2013. Rather limits the market, don’t you think?

  36. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Help me understand our trade targets. We don’t want anyone like Choo who they only control for one year. I presume they also don’t want anyone signed beyond 2013. Rather limits the market, don’t you think?

    Well I think for trade targets Cashman would rather acquire young players that would be under control for more than a season. For free agent targets he doesn’t want to add players that will effect the 2014 budget. All speculation of course…

  37. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    If Choo gets traded for what they are saying that sets a pretty high market for a year of grandy

  38. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    So he is limiting himself to either the worst free agents or the most expensive & impossible to acquire trade targets :twisted:

  39. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Jerkface says:
    December 11, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    Speculation that Texas/AZ/Cle would do 3 way with Gregorious going to AZ, Olt to CLE, Upton to TEX

    Boo….that ain’t enough for Upton

  40. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    “Well I think for trade targets Cashman would rather acquire young players that would be under control for more than a season. For free agent targets he doesn’t want to add players that will effect the 2014 budget. All speculation of course…”

    He won’t get anybody then most likely….

  41. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    So he is limiting himself to either the worst free agents or the most expensive & impossible to acquire trade targets

    If our assumptions are right … yes.

    And yeah if the Indians can get that package for Choo it would leave the Yankees some possibly good trades for Granderson. The only issue is that the Yanks want to compete in 2013 and without Granderson that will be a lot more difficult.

  42. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    “And yeah if the Indians can get that package for Choo it would leave the Yankees some possibly good trades for Granderson. The only issue is that the Yanks want to compete in 2013 and without Granderson that will be a lot more difficult.”

    Not if they sign Hamilton first

  43. Tyler December 11th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Not familiar with Gregorious. Stubbs was absolutely awful last year… the Yanks should be in on Choo if this is what it would take.

  44. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Not if they sign Hamilton first

    We can dream … :)

  45. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Gregorious is a pretty good prospect

  46. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    @ESPNBoston: Source: Sox like Swisher http://t.co/33r0keZu

  47. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    @jnorris427: It seems Gary Sanchez is on Twitter under the handle @ElGarySanchez

  48. Tyler December 11th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    Gregorious is a pretty good prospect
    —————————————————–

    Yeah I guess he’d really be what Cleveland wants… Stubbs is 28 and still floundering at the big league level. Guy is a K machine.

  49. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    That trade, including a couple extra parts I’m sure, almost makes too much sense not to happen..

  50. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I don’t think Gregorious is enough to get Upton….perhaps the Indians would just trade him to the Dbacks for pitching without involving Upton

  51. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    @jonmorosi: #Reds would obtain another position player if the Choo trade happens, confirming @DKnobler report.

  52. austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I watched Stubbs at University of Texas. He strikes out too much, has some pop but many holes. He is a very good center fielder.

    Did the Reds not want Granderson, a real center fielder, or did they not match up?

  53. blake December 11th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    “Did the Reds not want Granderson, a real center fielder, or did they not match up?”

    Dusty wants a lead off hitter….Grandy really isn’t that anymore …. Should have asked about Gardner

  54. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    :arrow:

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