Win a pair of tickets to PITCH: Talks on Baseball at B.B. King’s

Pitch Talks at BB Kings

There are still plenty of interesting players on the market, but they’ll soon find homes. By mid-January we’ll be in the depths of the off-season, with transactions behind us and Spring Training still a month away.

To help baseball nuts stay sane during this trying period, the PITCH: Talks on Baseball series is holding an event at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on January 14.

And RAB is giving away two pairs of tickets. to the event on January 14, 2015 Doors open at 6 p.m., and they kick off at 7:30.

Check out the event at the B.B. King Blues Clubs & Grill website.

The speakers

Pete Abraham, Boston Globe (Moderator)
Matthew Cerrone, Metsblog
Joel Sherman, New York Post
Tyler Kepner, New York Times
Jay Jaffe, Sports Illustrated
Adam Rubin, ESPN
Sweeny Murti, WFAN
Buster Olney, ESPN

How to enter: Just fill out the form below with your name and email address.

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We will choose a winner on 12/30. Please, submit only once (it might appear as though your submission didn’t go through, but once you hit submit trust us, it did).

The catch: In order to win, you have to be signed up for the RAB Daily Digest. We’ll check the entrants list against the email list when we pick a winner on the 30th. And hey, the Daily Digest is good fun, too. Just take it from reader Benjamin:

“Great Daily Digest. I was hesitant signing up because I already visit the site several times a day, but this is top notch. Thanks!”

Sign up below so you’re eligible to win one of the two pairs.



Get Yankees stuff for cheap – Cyber Monday deals

As you’re all aware, retailers have tried harder and harder to push merchandise in the past few years, what with stores opening on Thanksgiving and all. Cyber Monday is just another one of those gimmicks that they try. But hey, if they’re offering discounts, and you need to buy stuff for people anyway, you might as well get it at a discount and not pay sticker price.

As we’ve been saying, if you buy through the RAB Shop — stuff you’d buy anyway — you’re helping support the site. Seriously, don’t go out of your way to buy crap you don’t need. But if you’re going to buy Yankees gear, we’d appreciate clicking through our links so we can get a cut of the sale — again, of stuff you were going to buy anyway.

A few of our partners have some deals, so you can click through these links if you need to buy someone a jersey, cap, or other Yankees gear this holiday season. And seriously, check out the RAB Shop link above. We have a Derek Jeter replica jersey with no name on the back for like $120. Sure beats spending double that on an authentic, right?

Huge Black Friday Savings at Fanatics.com

MLB Shop: Buy One Get One 50% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping. Valid 12/1 & 12/2 Only

Holiday deals at Steiner Sports.

Thanks again for your support.

Introducing the RAB Daily Digest – Sign Up Today

A couple of weeks ago we asked you for some feedback regarding the preferred delivery time for a RAB Daily Digest email. Now it’s time to actually start sending out that daily email.

A near majority of you prefer email delivery first thing in the morning, so you can expect this email to hit your inboxes at 6 a.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday. If this proves popular enough, and people want different delivery options (an evening regurgitation of the day’s posts, a Sunday edition, etc.), we’ll consider expansion. But for now, we’re sticking with the one daily email, first thing, five days a week.

What will you get in this daily emaiL?

  • What you missed on RAB – in case you didn’t read the previous day’s posts
  • News and intriguing tidbits from around the league, with commentary
  • One daily mailbag question: from subscribers, for subscribers
  • When we have the info available, a preview of what’s on tap for RAB today

As with any project, this will start rough and adapt as we go. We’ll respond to your thoughts and recommendations and hopefully create a neat new entity for RAB.

So why not give us a shot and sign up? Worst case, you click that Unsubscribe link and go about your day. Best case, we can talk about the Yankees in perhaps a different way.



A quick two questions about a RAB daily email digest

In the next week or so we plan to redo our subscribe by email option. We have about 1,500 subscribers on the current list, which is powered by Feedburner and is frankly a mess. We plan to make this something that even daily visitors will want to receive.

If you have a moment, can you please answer these two questions? It’ll take just a second, and it will allow us to create a daily email that doesn’t suck.

SI Yanks holding All-Time Greats Card Set giveaway, fireworks night on Friday

Our friends with the Staten Island Yankees are giving away an All-Time Greats Card Set to the first 2,500 fans who attend tomorrow night’s game (7pm ET) against the Tri-City ValleyCats (Astros). The set includes Tyler Austin, Robinson Cano, Elvis Corporan, and Eduardo Nunez. There will also be post-game fireworks, which are always fun. Other upcoming events include:

  • Saturday, Aug. 16th: Everyday Heroes Jersey Series- Breast Health Awareness Night (free pink jerseys to the first 2,500 fans)
  • Sunday, Aug. 17th: Everyday Heroes Jersey Series- Military Appreciation Night (free camo jerseys to the first 2,500 fans)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 20th: Jewish Heritage Night
  • Monday, Aug. 25th: Game Show/Cash Giveaway Night
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26th: Italian Heritage Night
  • Monday, Sept. 1st: Pregnant Ladies Night (Yankees ice cream bowls for the first 2,500 fans plus free ice cream for pregnant women)

You can purchase tickets right here if you want to attend Friday’s game. I’ve never been to Richmond County Ballpark in Staten Island but I’ve heard it’s gorgeous. Plus the weather is supposed to be great, so head out to the park tomorrow and support the Baby Bombers.

Reintroducing the RAB Shop

RAB Shop

You buy your share of Yankees gear throughout the year, right? I’m guessing that most of you reading this don’t go to Modell’s or Dick’s or Sports Authority. There are so many places to buy online that it rarely makes sense to trek all the way to the store to make a purchase. With good prices and fast shipping, shopping online makes far more sense.

RAB is getting in on that action. We’ve set up relationship with three major MLB gear outlets. So when you buy your gear, you can help support the site.

You can check out what we currently have going at the RAB Shop. It’s limited right now, since I just started loading in products. Before long it will allow you to sort by what you’re looking for: Jerseys (home, road, replica, authentic), t-shirts, caps, and other gear.

Here’s the deal for the moment. If you plan to buy some Yankees gear and want to help support the site, drop me a line, joe at riveraveblues dot com. Let me know what you plan to buy, and I’ll create an affiliate link for it and add it to the Shop. I’ll also email you back the URL. You don’t have to go through this trouble, of course, but we appreciate any effort.

Alternatively, you can just click on these links to make any purchases at the following stores:

MLB Shop
Fanatics
Amazon

Thank you again for all of your support.