Derek Jeter Kids Clinic Scheduled for January 9

By Jason Klein

Originally Written For The Official Steiner Sports Blog – 10/14/10

Many parents dream of one day watching their child play professional sports.  They envision their baby playing alongside a legend someday, perhaps someone like Derek Jeter.  For most, it’s a futuristic fantasy, extremely improbable, and unlikely.  However, thanks to Steiner Sports, it could potentially happen before they turn fourteen!

Derek Jeter at Last Year’s Clinic

On Sunday, January 9, 2011, children ranging in age from 7-14 will have the unique opportunity to take part in the 2011 Derek Jeter Kids Clinic, presented by Steiner Sports.  While Jeter will chase his 6th World Series Title this season, he will take time in early January to work one-on-one with a hundred lucky children in New York City.

Kids will rotate between five individual stations, working on hitting, fielding, pitching and base running. Joining Jeter at this once-in-a-lifetime event will be teammate, and Yankees Centerfielder, Curtis Granderson.  This dynamic duo will also participate in an exclusive question and answer session following the clinic.

Parents will be on hand to experience the day alongside their little sluggers.  They are encouraged to snap hundreds of photos and bring camcorders to capture the day’s events.  In addition, children will leave with a Yankees gift pack including autographed items from the players in attendance.

Throughout his legendary career, Derek Jeter has played alongside names like Rivera, Posada, Bernie, Tino, and O’Neill.  Here’s an opportunity for a select group of young ball players to add their name to that celebrated list.

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Originally Written & Designed For New York Yankee Legacy Magazine – October 2010

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Long Live The Boss

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From the Bronx to the Living Room

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Strasburg’s Debut is Unforgettable

By Jason Klein

Originally Written For The Official Steiner Sports Blog – 6/9/10

“It’s like your wedding night,” the young Washington Nationals phenom recalled.  “You go into it wanting to really remember everything, and once it’s done, you don’t remember a single thing.”

Speak for yourself kid.

Strasburg Mini Dirt Collage

Last night’s ultra-impressive 14 strikeout, 0 walk debut performance by rookie Stephen Strasburg will long be remembered by baseball fans across the nation.

His fastball was dominant.  His curve ball was filthy.  His command was masterful.  His future is bright.

The most anticipated Major League Debut in the history of the game lived up to the hype.  Strasburg isn’t the first highly-touted rookie, but no other arrival on the big league scene was accompanied by the social media tsunami that confronted Strasburg.  How did he react?  He answered every last Tweet and Wall Posting with seven remarkable innings of work.

Until Tuesday night in D.C., Strasburg’s freakish skill set was just folklore.  He was selected #1 overall by the Nationals during the 2009 MLB Draft, and his Roy Hobbs-like myth immediately began spreading across the country.  In his first start against the Pirates in Washington, the fable came to fruition.

His 14 strike outs are already a franchise record, and he sat down the last 7 batters he faced.  His final pitch, the 94th of the evening, was a 99 mph fastball to Andy LaRoche for the strikeout.  Nice first impression.

A few late runs put Strasburg in position to pick up the victory, and his storybook initiation was complete.  All that remained was a standing ovation, and curtain call from 40,314 optimistic believers at Nationals Park, plus an obligatory pie-in-the-face to punctuate the evening.

The kid certainly set the bar high for himself with his first performance, and fans shouldn’t expect to see double-digit strikeout totals each time he takes the mound.  But for one night in our Nation’s Capitol, the future of Washington Nationals baseball looked very bright.

Kind of like your wedding day, everything was perfect and dripping with optimism and feelings of new beginnings.  A marriage made in heaven.  It was a debut no one will have any trouble remembering.

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Steiner Sports Adds Spice to an Already Hot Rivalry

By Jason Klein

Originally Written For The Official Steiner Sports Blog – 5/7/10

As if fans needed any more reason to watch the greatest rivalry in sports, Steiner Sports has one more!

Now through Saturday, May 8th at 3:05 PM EST, fans who purchase Steiner Sports Yankees or Red Sox player-specific memorabilia will receive their item free of charge should that particular player hit a home run during the game.  It’s that simple.

Fenway Park will host Saturday’s Steiner Sports HR Contest

“To celebrate this weekend’s Yankees-Red Sox Series, we wanted to offer fans this unique opportunity,” says Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports.  “This adds another level of excitement, for fans of both teams, to a game that would ordinarily be must-watch television anyway.”

Fans can log onto or call 1-800-909-9162 to purchase their player-specific item.  Should that particular player hit a home run on Saturday, the fan will not be charged for their ordered item, and will receive it free of charge (however, standard shipping rates will apply).  If that player fails to hit a home run, all orders will be treated as a normal order and will be subject to any impending charges.  Fans will be asked to provide a credit card upon purchase, but will only be charged if, and only if, their particular player fails to hit a home run on May 8th.

“It’s really simple,” says Steiner.  “For example, purchase a Derek Jeter hand signed baseball from Steiner Sports prior to the game, if Derek hits a home run, you won’t be charged for that baseball.  The same would apply for all players on both teams this Saturday.”

Fans are encouraged to place their orders under the following guidelines: Orders must be placed prior to first pitch on Saturday, May 8, 2010 (approximately 3:05 PM EST).  All sales are final, even if a particular player doesn’t appear in the game.  The standard 30-day return policy does not apply.  Game used or Yankee Stadium demolition items do not apply.  This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer and is only valid on new orders placed between Thursday, May 6 at 3:00 PM and Saturday May 8 at 3:05 PM.  Should multiple players appear on a single piece, all players must hit a home run to qualify.

“This sort of promotion really appeals to all fans, no matter how big of a collector they are,” says Brett Schissler, Director of Sales.  “There is a little bit of risk involved, but ultimately, whether a particular player hits a home run or not, fans will walk away with a great Steiner Sports collectible to add to their collection.  This is a great opportunity for anyone to get a special Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even a birthday gift for free.”

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