Willie Geist takes over @Yankees, thanks Dustin Pedroia for a well-timed baby
It's been a pretty good Major League season for "Morning Joe" co-host Willie Geist. In June, he and his father -- journalist Bill Geist -- took to the broadcast booth at Yankee Stadium to film a segment for MLB.com's Express Written Consent.
And then on Wednesday, the lifelong Yankees fan finally joined the team -- kind of. Geist still has yet to take the field in pinstripes, but did host @Yankees as the Bombers took on the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Here are a few highlights:
Hey Yankee fans, I'm @williegeist. Growing up in NJ, I always dreamed of playing for the Yanks. Tonight is about as close as I'll get.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 12, 2012
I feel like Saltalamacchia should have changed his last name for showbusiness. Worked for Bob Dylan and Ralph Lauren. - @williegeist— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 12, 2012
Has the Cy Young Award ever gone to a rookie with a 3-4 record in 9 starts? David Phelps has my vote tonight. - @williegeist— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 13, 2012
Hey, Orioles: take the foot off the gas, would ya? You JUST won the World Series in 1983. When is enough enough? - @williegeist— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 13, 2012
Dustin Pedroia's wife goes into labor! Good luck, Pedroias from Yankee fans...and thanks for missing a critical 9th inning at-bat! - Willie— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 13, 2012
Yankees win 5-4 in Boston! Still tied with the Orioles for first. Now, let's hope Jeter's OK. - @williegeist— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 13, 2012