My great thanks to Tim Scheld, News and Program Director at WCBS-880 Radio, for setting up my guest appearance on the Yankees radio network during the second inning of the second game of their day/night doubleheader tonight to talk about our free upcoming PSA testing for prostate cancer Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman could not have been more gracious (she kept saying to me, "Have some cake." It was her birthday and there was a cake in the back of the radio booth). Fortunately, the inning was long enough for me to express the importance of this free service designed for men over age 40 to come save their own lives.
I opened by first thanking Yankees Chief Operating Officer, Lonn Trost, whose idea this was in February '08 across the street in the old ballpark.
Both radio and the YES television network, with full-screen graphics, are plugging the event during every game.
I also worked the press box to politely implore my friends in the local print media to promote our initiative in their papers, which they will.
MEANDERINGS, MINUTIAE & MISCELLANY: The 'Jeter Meter' remains at four for him to eclipse Lou Gehrig for the most hits, career, in a Yankee uniform. Hitless in the first game, he was the only Yankee without a hit in the nitecap when they scored 11 runs. A flood of lightbulbs flashing on every pitch. Doesn't bother me. I hope he ties or breaks it Wednesday...A.J. Burnett got his first win since July 27th. With him in town, it is astounding to watch him every fifth day with his electric stuff and not win more games...Schedule snafu: though some of their fans might be grateful, why didn't the Mets play on Labor Day, a tradition for all teams?...Carlos Beltran back in their lineup Tuesday...Labor Day is the final milepost for the long season. Since 1999, just 13 of 62 teams leading their divisions on Labor Day wound up finishing first.