Brog: So Where Were Those Yankee Baby Killers?

I had some fun seats right behind the left field wall (no, not the bleachers) for the MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium - which served as my live blog perch throughout the evening.

Brooks at MLB All Star Game in Yankee Stadium

Thank goodness they weren’t anything like this. (Isn’t it brand new?)

Tuffy and S2N have mostly covered all that there is to cover about the game. But I did want to chime in on Jonathan Papelbon claiming his pregnant wife’s life was threatened during the pregame parade yesterday.

Jonathan Papelbon MLB AllStar Game Red Carpet Parade

(Paps, pregnant wife not too concerned about smears here?)

I happened to be 10 feet from Papelbon for about 30 minutes, during most of his time on the parade route, and I didn’t hear anyone saying such things. Read more…

Brog: Bon Jovi Paid Nothing For MLB Performance

Got into New York City Saturday night, just missing the MLB-sponsored Bon Jovi show in Central Park. The real count for the show from The Great Lawn was about 50,000. And a source tells me that putting on the show cost MLB $8 million, with none of it going to Bon Jovi himself! So why was MLB VP Bob Watson on trash detail the next morning? (OK, we made up the last part.)

Bon Jovi MLB concert central park

(The Great Lawn was the only green this man seen Saturday night)

I’ve also heard that Monsieur Jovi, despite his AFL Philly Soul making Arena Bowl, is still hoping to sell the team in short order.

Sunday I spent most of the day shooting a new SbB Girl in Central Park - in insufferable 90 degree heat. I then had the good sense to follow that up by ingesting what seemed like a metric ton of prime rib at Ben Bensons steakhouse. Read more…