Open Thread: Hungerthon

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Got some serious business to address tonight, but it’s for a good cause…

Hungerthon (website) is an annual radio broadcasting event established in 1975 as a partnership between WhyHunger and Infinity Broadcasting to raise awareness and funds for the now 50 million Americans and over 1 billion worldwide that remain hungry. Over the years, Hungerthon has expanded its outreach through the help of Sirius XM Satellite Radio and several New York tri-state area radio stations including CBS Radio Group, Clear Channel Radio Group and Univision, with support from Citadel’s WABC Talk Radio and 95.5 WPLJ, WFUV and internet stations Rockland World Radio.com and Soundpress.com.

2011 marked a banner year for WhyHunger with the most successful Hungerthon in the annual event’s history, raising a record $764,000 for the fight against hunger and poverty!

Hungerthon brings a live radiothon broadcast across the country preceded by a month of events, interviews and concerts to raise awareness and funds to combat hunger and poverty across the country and around the world.

After the jump is a list of various Yankees and sports-related auction items and events you can purchase with the proceeds going to Hungerthon. Here’s you’re open thread for the evening, go nuts.

Auctions closing 12/8 (Saturday)

Baseball
For your generous donation to Hungerthon 2012, you will receive 4 Yankees tickets, a $400 gift card to NYY Steak and a private tour of Yankee Stadium. (link)

Basketball
Brooklyn Nets Prize Pack -This is your chance to win a 2012/13 Brooklyn Nets Basketball Prize Pack. This includes; Four (4) lower level tickets to a TBD Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center and an autographed Brooklyn Nets team basketball. Your son or daughter will also be given the position as honorary ballboy/ballgirl during pre-game. (link)

Football
NY Giants Autographed Footballs -Bid on 2011, 4-time Super Bowl Champions, NY Giants autographed footballs! Each football is signed by the following: Two-Time MVP: Eli Manning; Justin Tuck; Tom Coughlin; Victor Cruz; Jason Pierre Paul & Antrel Rolle! (link)

Auctions closing 12/12

Football
1. For your donation to Hungerthon 2012, you and 3 guests will visit the set of NFL Today, hosted by James Brown along with Boomer, Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher on Sunday, December 23rd.  Your package includes: Arrive at 11am to watch rehearsal on The NFL Today set for 45 minutes. 12:00 noon: watch The NFL Today in the viewing room with lunch (sandwiches, chips, soft drinks). 1pm – a quick photo / meet and greet on other set with JB, Dan, Coach, Shannon & Boomer. Have 1-2 items autographed.  Donor will receive a gift autographed by Boomer. Donor and guest are welcome to stay and watch all the 1:00 games in the viewing room. (link)

2. For your generous donation to Hungerthon 2012, you and one other person will enjoy a road trip to with the Giants to see them play the Ravens on Sunday, December 23rd. You will be travelling with the team by team train and staying with them at the hotel accommodations. (link)

Baseball
1. NY Yankees Package Field visit for 2 children- Provided by NY Yankees COO Lonn Trost.  A once in a lifetime field visit for 2 children (ages 7-14) prior to a non-premium regular season 2013 game on a mutually agreeable date; 2 parents can observe field visit from field MVP seats on the 3rd base-side. They will receive 4 tickets (2 for children attending, two for observing adults) in the Field MVP seats. (link)

2. Ceremonial First Pitch for Mets game at CitiField – Win the chance of a lifetime to throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to a 2013 Mets game at Citi Field.  You and three guests will be escorted onto the field before the team takes the field.  As the team the team takes the field, you will be introduced by the Mets PA Announcer and take the mound for your pitch.  The Mets official photographer will capture the moment and take a picture with you and the catcher after the toss.  You and your guests will watch the game from 4 premium luxury seats as guests of the Mets. (link)

3. Ultimate VIP Mets Fan Experience – You and three guests will enjoy a unique VIP experience at Citi Field for a 2013 Mets game.  Your day includes VIP parking, a behind-the-scenes tour of Citi Field, viewing Mets and visiting team batting practice from the field, a meet-and-great with Mets players, 4 premium luxury seats with complimentary food and beverages served at your seats and a scoreboard welcome message. (link)
Basketball
1. For your generous donation to Hungerthon 2012, you will receive one Post-Game Locker Room Visit on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 – Knicks Vs Orlando at 7:30.  This experience includes (4) tickets to the game (100 Level) & (4) VIP goodie bags. These tickets come to you courtesy of the New York Knicks. (link)

2. Brooklyn Nets Prize Pack- This is your chance to win a 2012/13 Brooklyn Nets Basketball Prize Pack. This includes; Four (4) lower level tickets to a TBD Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center and an autographed Brooklyn Nets team basketball. Your son or daughter will also be given the position as honorary ballboy/ballgirl during pre-game. Expiration date: On agreed Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center. (link)

Hockey
Lunch with Former NY Rangers Adam Graves- You and a guest will enjoy an exciting lunch with 2-time Stanley Cup winner, former NY Rangers Adam Graves on January 10, 2013 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm in Manhattan at a restaurant near Madison Square Garden. (link)

Auctions closing 12/13

Baseball
1. Yankees Coaches Clinic  – • TWO COACHES CLINIC SLOTS FOR THE 2013 SEASON- Your child (one child only!) will visit the Yankee Dugout to watch the World Champion Bronx Bombers take batting practice prior to a 2013 home game. While your child takes it all in from the field at Yankee Stadium, three adults will watch from the stands. The package includes 4 game tickets (for the one child and three others). The dugout visit will occur on a mutually agreeable date. And you and your guests will also get to visit the CBS 880 broadcast booth to meet John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. (link)

2. NYY Dugout visit for 1 child + game tickets and visit with Suzyn and John  Your child (one child only!) will take part in a pre-game visit to the New York Yankee Dugout during batting practice prior to a Yankee home game during the 2013 season.   While your child takes it all in from the field at the brand new Yankee Stadium, three adults will watch from the stands. The package includes 4 game tickets (for the child and three others). The dugout visit will occur on a mutually agreeable date.  And you and your guests will also get to visit the Yankees broadcast booth to meet John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. (link)

Football
1. WCBS TV – NY Jets Pkg (4 tix) to a 2013 pre-season game plus a behind the scenes TV tour. (link)

2. Spend the Day at an NFL Training Camp with SiriusXM NFL Radio- Join Hungerthon and fight hunger for your chance to enjoy a day at a 2013 NFL Training Camp with the hosts/producers of SiriusXM NFL Radio! You’ll also get the chance to meet some players from your choice of one of ten NFL teams. (link)

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  • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

    Has to be done: obligatory comment assuming the post title had to do with the Yanks off season. (Sorry).

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Me too. I thought it referred to the fact we can’t field 9 guys for a game yet.

  • Jacob

    Look at the big man ready to throw down, CC is the man

  • Pat D

    Just as I’m getting to the final stages of being approved for going back to school, I suddenly get a call to have an interview next week.

    Timing. It’s everything.

    • Alkaline

      Good luck

      • Pat D

        Thank you.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      Well unless you’re going to a vocational/technical school or attending a winter semester school doesn’t start till late January-ish, so you could always accept the going back to school thing, then attend the interview and if the job seems worth it drop your classes or switch to night school.

      • Pat D

        Going back to school is my preference. I have a sneaking suspicion this job is not for me.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

          Then do the school and use going to the interview as proof that you’re looking for work ;)

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Either way, it sounds like good change is ahead.

        • RetroRob

          Tell the truth. It was Brian Cashman and you’re interviewing for the thirdbase job?

          • Pat D

            Um…I wouldn’t want to hurt the team that much.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      Well unless you’re going to a vocational/technical school or attending a winter semester school doesn’t start till late January-ish, so you could always accept the going back to school thing, then attend the interview and if the job seems worth it drop your classes or switch to night school.

    • jjyank

      You’ll be alright, Pat. Things like this have a way of working themselves out. Think of this as a starting rotation logjam.

      Good luck either way, bro.

      • Pat D

        Thanks.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but, flyer on Johnny Damon? Minor League contract w/ a spring training invite? See if we can get a dead cat bounce out of him?

    • Knoxvillain

      Nah. I loved Damon when he played here, but he’s done. He had a great career but his time is up.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Nah, dude. I don’t think it’ll EVER get that bad.

      • Pat D

        Over Macho Grande?

    • MannyGeee

      Yuck

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    John Lackey…

    he’s a bulldog, I’ll tell ya!

    • jjyank
      • Pat D

        I clicked on the link, saw the title and the running time, and immediately clicked back.

        To watch that would be torture.

        • jjyank

          No, it’s hilarious.

        • Havok9120

          No. You absolutely MUST watch it.

          Its hilarious. All his videos impersonating Lackey and funny, but this one is probly the best.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            The quick shot of Greg “The Hammer” Valentine had me in stitches.

          • Pat D

            OK, so I took the advice of both of you, and I’m glad I did. I think Awesome O’Clock is going to be the thing I say to people now to annoy them.

            Also loved the Greg Valentine and Ric Flair pictures, and the fact that he was able to correctly pronounce Julio Iglesias after getting all of the others so horribly wrong.

            Could have done without the picture of the steaming pile, though…

          • MannyGeee

            Awesome o’ clock! That is goddam funny, and imma spend the rest of the weekend sayin ‘Jaaaahn Lackaaaae’… Just because its bound to drive my wife nuts.

          • MannyGeee

            Awesome o’ clock! That is goddam funny, and imma spend the rest of the weekend sayin ‘Jaaaahn Lackaaaae’… Just because its bound to drive my wife nuts.

            • MannyGeee

              Wow…. That’s something with the triple post there, huh… My bad?

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    I seriously thought that Hungerthon said Hugherthon and thought “Wait, what is this about Phil Hughes?”

    • Mystery Team

      My initial thought was that Hungerthon was a free agent who Cashman wasn’t allowed to make an offer on.

  • Cris Pengiucci

    Hope everyone had a good evening. I had to work, helping my wife catering the Christmas party for our local fire department (4th year they’ve had her do it), but these guys (firefighters in general) do great things for our communities. This is a really fun group. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt that my wife made a nice profit as well.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      Not to mention you probably got some nice leftovers to pick on.

      • Cris Pengiucci

        That doesn’t hurt either. :-)

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    So I’m not a huge NBA fan, when asked I tell people I’m a passive Net fan but I haven’t really followed it for about a decade now, but I know a few things about basketball: The Lakers are good and the Knicks and Nets are bad. So when I just found out the Knicks and Nets are both considered ‘good’ this year and the Lakers are below .500 after three games my mind is just blown.

    • G

      That is surprising… I don’t really care about basketball at all, but just for the hell of it I declared myself a Nets fan 6 months ago because between being a Yankees fan (constant success) and LA Kings fan (recent success), I felt that I needed more crappy teams to root for. Almost disappointed that I’m accidentally rooting for another good team hahaha.

  • NYCSPORTZFAN

    Anyone notice the Whitesox are said to be shopping Vicideo and De Aza? There was talk of Vicideo going to Seattle before they signed Jason Bay, and Prospects are what Whitesox wanted back.. I woulden’t mind the “tank” in pinstripes.. Hes only 23, coming of a 255ba 25hr 78rbi season..not super patient or anything , but still young, powerful, and still has alittle upside…

    • Simon

      I’m a fan of Viciedo. He’s young and seems like he’s got lots of power, little bit of a free-swinger, and an average fielder pretty much. He does have a little bit of a difference in splits, but he mashes lefties. I’d be ok with him.

  • Wayne

    Throughts and prayers for those who are hungry. May you recieve food that is healthy , and may you grow stronger physically mentally and spiritually. May The Lord be with you! God bless you! Halleluahhhh!

  • Pat D

    This is a little late (or early), but did anyone see/have any thoughts on the Star Trek Into Darkness teaser?

    My concerns are that it looks a little too action-y and not enough Star Trek-y (but you could say that about the first one, too). But I’m not thrilled with the potential aspect of them killing off Spock again, which is strongly intimated.