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It's World Series Media Day

DSCN0698 NEW YORK -- Greetings from what should be a fascinating Amtrak Series between the Yankees and Phillies. On a partly cloudy Tuesday in the big city, the teams will work out and meet the media today in preparation for Game One on Wednesday night.

But in a deviation from past years, MLB is going to create a Super Bowl-style environment for the media today by putting players from both teams at podiums inside the mammoth Great Hall of Yankee Stadium (pictured at left in a shot I took during last week's ALCS-click on it to blow it up). It's going to be an hour for each team to grab guys and the clubhouses are closed today so this should be interesting. I would imagine the crowd at A-Rod's table is going to be pretty large.

We will then move the whole operation to the official interview room to hear from managers Joe Girardi and Charlie Manuel and Game One starters CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee (no truth to the rumor Cleveland GM Mark Shapiro will be on hand to explain what the heck his ownership did to him in forcing him to trade back-to-back Cy Young winners).

Keep it here for updates all day and when I can't get to the laptop to post right away, you might find breaking news on my official Twitter page. We're also planning a pre-Series live chat for Wednesday morning at 11 on this blog so be sure to join me for that. Later today, you'll get my prediction and a chance for you to cast your vote so stay tuned.

Dear MLB: Can we please get a World Series that goes more than five games?

---Mike Harrington



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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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