Welcome to our 300th podcast as we explore the Big Apple, such a vibrant city with so many places to see. Our PhD Committee talks about the Yankees & Mets and Ed Kasputis interviews Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about all things New York. Our podcast concludes as Ed Kasputis gets ready for his first Broadway musical, Clinton the Musical.
Ed, Farley and Mark will explore New York City and we’ll learn lots from our three great guests. Rob Walch from Wizzard Media will review our brand new Baseball PhD iPhone app. Richard Sanford from Lingo Planet Bicycle Tours will show us that there is no better place to see NYC than on the seat of a bike (sorry horse lovers). And finally, Stephen Contursi from Ballparks Across America will review Citi Field and the Mets.
Our Baseball PhD iPhone app is out. A giant thank you to Rob Walch, Sarah Morio, Chuck Brown and the rest of the staff at Wizzard Media who designed and engineered our app. This app has exceeded both our expectations and imagination.
Listen and watch below as Ed Kasputis interviews Rob Walch about the features of this state of the art iPhone app (which can be purchased in the iTunes store).
New York, New York!
Next Ed interviews, Jonathan Eig about his 2005 Baseball Book of the Year, Luckiest Man. After three years of exhaustive research, Eig shares his knowledge about the game’s greatest first baseman, Lou Gehrig. The interview concludes with Ed learning that Al Capone was a loyal Cubs fan. Learn more about Capone on April 27, 2010 as Eig’s next book, Get Capone is released.
The Wise Guys battle it out over New York Yankees history and Baseball Bob concludes our podcast with the trivia question of the podcast. Who was the last player to hit four home runs in one game? Lou Gehrig hit four home runs in one game on June 3, 1932 against the Philadelphia Athletics.
Lou Gehrig’s Farewell speech from The Pride of the Yankees, 1942.
2010 Season Preview
New Yankee Stadium cost $1.5 billion, making it the most expensive ball park ever built.
Old Yankee Stadium’s capacity of 57,545 was 10% bigger than New Yankee Stadium.
Public Transit: New York City has an expansive subway system. Its the best way to get to a game at New Yankee Stadium.
Another great way to see the Big Apple is through a Circle Line Tour.
Pre-Game Rituals: Walk the exterior of the ball park and take in the atmosphere. Enter the park early and visit monument park. Park opens when the gates opens and closes 45 minutes before the game. Bring your camera!
Things to see. The right field bleacher’s creatures roll call salute. They clap in unison chanting the name of every Yankee on the field until each player acknowledges the cheer. Alcohol is not sold in the right field bleachers.