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In connection with the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 30 at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees have scheduled a series of community initiatives with New York City’s Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL). In support of the PSAL, the Yankees installed a new all-grass football field at Harry S. Truman High School in the Bronx. The sod was donated by DeLea Sod Farms, which plants the same type of grass at Yankee Stadium.
The Stadium will also be the site of the PSAL Football Championship Game at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, featuring two Brooklyn high schools, Abraham Lincoln against Fort Hamilton. It will be the first high school football game to be contest to be played in the current Stadium. All tickets for the PSAL Championship will be distributed through the PSAL. Fans may request tickets by e-mailing Jennifer Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yankees also plan to honor the best scholar-athletes in New York City Monday, Dec. 20, at the Stadium during their first annual “MVP Dinner.” The occasion will bring together 55 male and female students – 11 from each borough – who have led by example in the community, classroom and respective sports. The top graduating high school scholar-athlete from each borough will also be recognized during halftime of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl by introducing them to the crowd and designating them as “Borough Captains.”
During the week of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, which will pit Syracuse against Kansas State, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will host instructional clinics in conjunction with the Yankees for New York City-based youth tackle football teams. The clinics will take place at Macombs Dam Park, located across the street from Yankee Stadium.
On the morning of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the Yankees and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation are inviting high school performing arts students to Macombs Dam Park for the “Battle of the Bands.” The marching bands of the competing universities in the game will warm up with a friendly musical competition for local youth.
Kickoff for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, and will be televised nationally televised by ESPN, which has also secured national and local radio rights for ESPN Radio.
. . .before I was so rudely interrupted.
Regular readers probably wonder why there were no posts here the past few days. Well, you need electricity to watch ballgames on television and type on laptops and access the Internet through a wireless router. My Bayside neighborhood in Queens caught the brunt of those two tornadoes that tore through New York City last Thursday.
We lost power during the 10-minute barrage of heavy rain and strong winds and had to get along for most of the weekend with flashlights, candles and battery-powered radios. The lights didn’t come back on for good on our block until late Sunday afternoon as Con Edison crews were working 24/7 to repair power lines that were downed all over northern Queens that was hit so hard as were large portions of Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Life in Bayside these days is sort of like being on the set of a Tarzan picture.
Anyway, it’s not like I missed anything over the weekend while the team was in Baltimore – only the biggest home run of the year in Alex Rodriguez’s game winner Friday night, CC Sabathia becoming a 20-game winner for the first time in his career Saturday and Andy Pettitte making an impressive comeback Sunday only to have Mariano Rivera blow a save for the second time on a trip that proved a bumpy 3-6 for the Yankees.
I’m back in harness now and at Yankee Stadium for what will be a big night.