The 2013 MLB All-Star Game may decide whether the AL or NL receives home field advantage in the World Series, but there was a bigger story that night. At least, for us Yankees fans. Mariano Rivera jogged out of the bullpen in the 8th inning (a decision by AL manager Jim Leyland to make sure he would make it into the game) to a stirring tribute. Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” blared through the stadium, as a rousing applause and standing ovation came from both the players and fans to one of the game’s greatest players. Rivera tipped his cap graciously to the crowd and his fellow all-stars, giving everyone a memory that they will never forget. Mariano proceeded to toss a 1-2-3 8th inning and the American League went onto win the game 3-0. To top it off, Rivera received the All-Star Game MVP Award, becoming the first reliever to ever receive that honor. Mariano delivered a speech at the end of the game, thanking the fans and stated, “You guys almost made me cry.”
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Yankees (49-31) vs. Mets (41-41)
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Lady Gaga was NOT banned from the Yankees Clubhouse. Seinfeld rips her on WFAN & pokes fun in the SNY booth
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Lady Gaga actually gave the finger to Mets fans at Citifield, and then she showed up at the Yankees clubhouse half-naked and was talking with some of the players. BUT…this whole story about Lady Gaga being banned from the Yankees clubhouse is not true at all.
NEW YORK — Lady Gaga is still welcome at Yankee Stadium, but just not in the clubhouse. Especially not after a loss.
“She’s not banned,” New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Sunday afternoon. “Celebrities aren’t banned. If Michael Jordan showed up here he would have access [to the clubhouse], but not after a loss.”
Following the Yankees’ loss to the New York Mets on Friday night, Lady Gaga talked her way past security and into the Yankees’ clubhouse. She reportedly met with some players, including Robinson Cano. The media, which is supposed to be allowed into the clubhouse 10 minutes after the final pitch, was held out.
“That was the wrong time and the wrong place,” Cashman said. “It’s been taken care of.”
The New York Post reported on Sunday that Yankees co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner was furious at the display Lady Gaga put on in the clubhouse — dressed in a half-buttoned Yankees jersey and a bikini bottom, she swilled whiskey and fondled her chest, the Post said, citing sources — and that Steinbrenner had permanently banned Gaga from the team’s clubhouse. Cashman downplayed that, but added that the Yankees have other places in the Stadium where players can interact with celebrities.
“There is just a time and place,” said Cashman. “It is not her fault.”
Cashman said that no one was fired over the security breach. When George Steinbrenner was in charge, employees would have likely been let go over such an incident.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he doesn’t think celebrities cause a distraction for his team.
“Our guys know that when it’s time to play, it’s time to play, and they’re used to it,” Girardi said.
There were reports that Alex Rodriguez met with Gaga on Friday, but Cano says he was the only player to see her.
“She can sing, I’ll tell you that,” Cano said
Apparently, Joba also met Lady Gaga and had her sign a baseball:
“Great game by everyone. Big Hits and great pitching! Side note, met Lady GaGa yesterday, she was very cool and signed a baseball for me!!”
This is some of the commentary from Jerry Seinfeld, while he was talking New York Mets baseball with Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen on SNY:
Seinfeld on Gaga: I think it’s fair to say we’re all big fans of Lady Gaga. Lame out-of-it white guys in their mid-50s is her core audience.
Seinfeld on Ladyy Gaga: “I heard she was wearing some sort of studded bikini thing, and that’s always great at a baseball game.”
Seinfeld on his suite after Lady Gaga used it: “We brought the bedbug dog in. Rusty? What’s his name? The beagle? It’s all clean.”
Seinfeld on whether George could have worked for Mets: “No. George had to work for the Yankees, because it was a better mismatch.”
Seinfeld: “Is that Johnny Damon in center? What is he doing out there? Get him in! He can’t cover that much ground!”
Just before the end of the inning, Seinfeld begs the question, “When are we going to talk about Lady Gaga.” Looks like we have some fun to look forward to in the top of the fourth …
At last! Seinfeld addresses the largely-publicized Lady Gaga spat. Seinfeld first admits, “I didn’t really get upset first of all.” He continued, “I’m very protective of my Mets fans. I love my Mets fans. And I did not like the finger.” Case closed?
“There’s nothing wrong” with falling asleep at work, Seinfeld said. “When a guy’s head hits the desk, you know you are getting every last nickel out of that guy.” Classic Seinfeld humor. (By the way, that was Seinfeld on Hernandez nodding off during a game.)
“This woman is a jerk. I hate her,” Seinfeld joked during an interview on WFAN radio Monday night. “I can’t believe they put her in my box, which I paid for.”
“You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we’re living in now? he said.
In his trademark stand-up schtick, Seinfeld added, “Why is she giving the finger? How old is the finger? How’d it even get to be the finger?”
By the time fans and photographers spotted her, she had shed her coat to reveal bedazzled undies that looked like the get-up she wore in the video for her single “Telephone.”
When host Steve Somers brought up the episode, Seinfeld at first said, “I wish her the best,” but then added, “you take one ‘A’ off of that and you’ve got gag.”
“I don’t know what these young people think or how they promote their careers,” he said. “I’m older, I’m 56. I look at Lady Gaga the way Keith Hernandez watches these kids when they pull the pocket out, they wear the inside-out pocket. … Do you think he understands that? He can’t understand that. That’s a new game, that’s kids.”
He added, “I’m not one of these all-publicity-is-good people. People talk about you need exposure — you could die of exposure.”
“She is talented,” admitted Seinfeld. “I don’t know why she’s doing this stuff.”
Seinfeld said he didn’t know she’d been taken to his box until he arrived for the night game of the doubleheader.
Then when Somers pointed out that Gaga was at the Yankee game Friday, Seinfeld said, “Oh please, wake me when it’s over.”
“You’ve had enough of her?” Somers asked.
“Yeah,” Seinfeld said.
If you listen to the audio clips, a lot of the things he said were tongue-in-cheek. He also meant some of the things he said, and good for him for speaking out about it. She skanked up his box. Haha.
“She should make a nice apology to the Met fans,” Seinfeld said. “Come on. We had her as a guest and then I’m willing to forget the whole thing.”
If George M. Steinbrenner III was still in power, you could bet your ass that he would’ve had fired some people after this fiasco.
The Yankees were down 6-1 after the 7th inning last night, and my friends made me leave the game. Can you believe that? I’m the type of guy that stays until the last out is recorded, win or lose. And this wasn’t just any game, this was the Subway Series. What if they came back and won the game, and it became a Yankees Classic? They did rally late in the game, but fell short. My friend droves us to Citifield, so I had no choice but to go with them. Oh well.