The Series to determine the champion of the World

Similar to the NLCS where assistant directors of media relations Larry Herms and Jamie Ramsey worked for Major League Baseball, Reds director of media relations Rob Butcher has the duties for the World Series.  Here is his account of yesterday’s Workout Day.

Yesterday was Major League Baseball’s very first World Series Media Day, held in conjuction with Workout Day. Similar to the Super Bowl, every player from both teams was brought to the Great Hall at New Yankee Stadium and answered questions for 45 minutes. It’s a great idea, both for the media and for the players.

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“Coming off the D Train, my attention immediately turned to what I consider one of the greatest places on earth, Old Yankee Stadium. She ain’t what she used to be, but she’s still standing…” -Butcher

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Current Yankee and former Reds utility man Jerry “Bridge” Hairston Jr., left, at World Series Media Day.

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Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira at the inaugural World Series Media Day.

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An overall view of the Great Hall at New Yankee Stadium, where World Series Media Day was held. Note the huge TV screen.

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While Rob’s photograph is a little dark, you can the massive contingent of media waiting for the players to be seated at World Series Media Day.

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New Yankee Stadium is ready for it’s first World Series.

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Former Reds manager Pete Mackanin, left, working hard during the Phillies’ batting practice at yesterday’s World Series Workout Day at Yankee Stadium. Pete is Philly’s bench coach and in every shot of the dugout during the FOX TV broadcast can be seen sitting next to manager Charlie Manuel.

-JM
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