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Scenes from Batting Practice

The below are a collection of photographs that I took from the dugout and the field prior to Sunday night’s game between the Yankees and Mets (roll over for captions, click image to enlarge).

all photos (c) Clifford J. Corcoran, 2010

Categories:  Bronx Banter  Cliff Corcoran

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1 Hank Waddles   ~  May 24, 2010 3:38 pm

I'm not sure if I should thank you for the pics or hate you for your access. I'll take the high road. Thanks for the pics, Cliff.

2 Sliced Bread   ~  May 24, 2010 3:44 pm

great stuff Cliff. If you've ever seen Mo's signature you can tell he enjoys signing autographs. He takes his time with it, makes it legible and artistic.

3 boslaw   ~  May 24, 2010 3:51 pm

I've never been to BP (never cared to) but now that I have kids I wonder, can anyone get onto the field during BP for autographs or do you need to be in the expensive seats? My kids would probably think that was awesome.

4 Cliff Corcoran   ~  May 24, 2010 5:18 pm

[3] at Yankee Stadium only ticket holders are even let into the field-level seats. Sad but true, the folks Mo is signing for above got VIP field access. The average fan's best chance is to catch a pitcher over the outfield wall, but good luck with that . . .

5 Yankee Mama   ~  May 24, 2010 5:56 pm

[1] Very funny.
I'll be mature as well. Love the Mo shot.

6 Diane Firstman   ~  May 24, 2010 6:53 pm


Comment of the Day nominee.

7 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2010 11:20 pm

I'm new here, and it seems that many of you know each other beyond the blog. Would it be pretentious for me to say that these are fabulous photos, and it must have been a great experience? Thanks for posting.

I was once able to go to BP on the field at Wrigley before a Cubs/Pirates game with my 9 year old son at the time. It was an eternal hour for us, and looking at the Wrigley grandstand from the field was breathtaking.

Cliff, do the Yankees allow you this type of access at the NYS?

8 Boatzilla   ~  May 25, 2010 12:08 am

Great photos Cliff. Wow, Miller is a tub 'o lard. Never would have thought that from the voice.

Question. Don't these guys wear spikes anymore, or do they do their workouts and stretching in different in regular sports shoes?

9 Cliff Corcoran   ~  May 25, 2010 12:54 am

[8] Great question on the shoes. I don't know if you remember when Nick Johnson had a back issue in spring training this year. It was because he wore his spikes for BP and got them caught in that protective carpet they lay over the field. The players wear sneakers for BP because of that protective carpet. They switch to spikes for the game.

10 Boatzilla   ~  May 25, 2010 10:26 am

[9] Thanks a lot. I remember wearing spikes or "cleats" as the coolest part of playing Little League ball. Ty Cobb was my hero at the time, and I used "high spikes" (rubber, mind you) on occasion to get into a base when the ball beat me.

11 YankeeAbby   ~  May 25, 2010 1:23 pm

[5] I'll be immature and girlie...love that Mo picture too. I just think he's just so darned handsome!!!


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