Catch this snappy ad copy!
New York Yankees™ Reserve
2013 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling
Be it stickball on the streets of Brooklyn, or the Bombers on a Sunday in the Bronx, New York is sacred baseball country. In recent decades, it has also become great wine country, from Long Island to Lake Erie. The New York Yankees™ are thrilled to honor New York state in presenting this crisp, tangy and refreshing dry Riesling, produced from Riesling grapes grown in the Finger Lakes region and typically harvested in October, when baseball is at its best.
Yup . . . makes me want to break out the wine glasses and listen to John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.
But actually, baseball and wine DO share some common terminology. To wit:
- A batter needs good balance in his stance box.
- Good teams have a blend of veterans and youth.
- Scouts looked down on Tim Lincecum because he didn’t have the prototypical body.
- Norm Cash admitted he used a corked bat during the 1961 season.
- Ligament replacement surgeries involve a graft.
- Raw players are often referred to as being green.
- A cupped bat has a hollow end.
- Billy Hamilton got to the Majors mainly by his legs.
- The reserve clause was abolished in 1975.
- A player with a bad split may end up platooning.
Anyway, you could make a decent team out of “wine-themed” names: