The Yankees enter mid-June approaching rock bottom. They have lost three straight games, were swept in two contests by the Phillies over the weekend and have dropped to 8 1/2 games out of first place. They have sunk to 4th in the AL East and slowly are getting further and further away from looking anything close to a playoff team. Pour up a cold one for this Yankees fans.
To dive into the Yankees struggles, we bring you a brand new episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and Jeff Nelson to get your week started. Luckily, we took it back to better Yankees days with a candid, entertaining, hilarious, must-listen interview with 1998 World Series champion and Yankees great David Wells.
Pinstripe Pod Opening Segment with Chris, Jeff & Jake:
- BAD TEAM: Yankees are just bad right now. They are terrible offensively. Pitching has been brutal the past two weeks. They are sliding in the standings. Aaron Judge needs to get healthy. They are stuck with Giancarlo Stanton until 2029. Something has to change fast.
- AARON BOONE: Showed his frustrations on the postgame Zoom. His seat is hotter than ever right now. Could the Yankees fire him this week? Yankees have a tough stretch coming up against some good teams that could end up making or breaking this season.
David Wells Interview:
Yankees pitcher (1997-1998, 2002-2003), 1998 World Series champion, 1998 All-Star, threw perfect game on 5/17/98
- 1998 PERFECT GAME: The story behind throwing the perfect game, partying the night before, still drunk showing up to the stadium. The celebration after the game.
- GEORGE STEINBRENNER: Wanted you to own up to everything. Told him he tried to trade him and nobody wanted him and it angered him. They kissed and made up. Shares a few great Steinbrenner stories.
- JOE TORRE: Did not like Torre as a manager. They did not get along well. Fined him $2,500 for wearing the Babe Ruth hat he bought for $35,000.
- PERFECT 33 FOUNDATION: Supports the troops and families, navy seals that have suffered brain injuries. Golf events, Jimmy Fallon and Lorne Michaels showing up a few years ago, Michaels inviting him to Maine.
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