Foley’s NY: The Best Baseball Bar In NYC

When Shaun Clancy was looking for a name for the midtown bar he was about to take over, he wanted something that captured his vision for the establishment: an Irish bar with a baseball attitude.

He invited 25 buddies over for brainstorming over some beverages. After a couple of hours produced a list of Irish-sounding names, a few frontrunners emerged, including McGreevy’s, an homage to the famed “Royal Rooters” of Boston more than a century ago. But none seemed to fit just right for Clancy, who rejected his own name because numerous other restaurants in New York had the moniker.

Then the answer literally walked through the door.

The Ireland-born Clancy, who literally made a beeline for Yankee Stadium on the day he arrived in the U.S. in 1991, had met Arthur “Red” Foley, longtime Daily News writer and official scorer at New York baseball games for decades, through some of his baseball friends like Gene Michael and Tommy John, and, enamored with the history of the game and Foley’s connection to it, had become close to the man who had spent many nights at Toots Shor’s, the legendary “in place” for sports heroes in years past.

The 18 W. 33rd St. location, which had had numerous names and themes since opening in 1913, some more successful than others, was officially re-christened” Foley’s” in 2004.

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Foley’s NY is also the home of “Baseball Digest TV” and will be the site of an MLB TweetUp on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 4pm-7pm. Watch us tape the show, and then hang out to talk Hot Stove!

Gotham Baseball LIVE: Live From Port St. Lucie

Newsday’s Dave Lennon, who covers the New York Mets, joins the show live from Port St. Lucie to discuss the latest from camp. Cecilia Tan, the Editor of the 2011 Yankees Annual stops by to talk Bombers baseball.

Lisa Swan (Subway Squawkers) will also join the show to talk Yankees, and your calls as well.

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Gotham Baseball LIVE: Fall Of The House Of Wilpon?

On this week’s Gotham Baseball LIVE (Thursday, Feb. 3, 2010, 11:00am – 1:00 pm ET), hosts Mark Healey and Joe McDonald talked to a diverse group about the growing scandal surrounding the Wilpon ownership group.

A late addition to the broadcast, but a incredible one, was Mike Ozanian, the Managing Editor of Forbes.com’s SportsMoney department, who shared his expertise on the scope of the Madoff / Wilpon debacle.

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Joining the discussion also was Mets blogger Steve Keane (The Eddie Kranepool Society), will gave us one fan’s perspective.

Wayne McDonnell, Clinical Associate Professor of Sports Management, was also on the program to talk about his article about the Wilpon mess, which appeared on Forbes.com on Monday;

The Mets have been the epitome of a dysfunctional sports franchise even without any references to Bernie Madoff and the Ponzi scheme. The Mets’ $400 million dollar business relationship with Citigroup, Inc. was the subject of intense scrutiny after thousands of Citigroup employees lost their jobs due to the plight of the American economy. Countless ill-advised contracts and off the field matters have plagued a franchise that has desperately tried to emerge from the daunting shadow cast by their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees. However, the dire financial predicament that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are currently facing is far more serious than signing Oliver Perez to a bloated $36 million dollar contract over three years.

Also, New York Post columnist Kevin Kernan, who says the Mets current plans to bring in a 25 percent partnership is not going to be enough.

The Wilpons need to sell at least 50 percent of the team and bring in equal partners, like they once had with Nelson Doubleday. They need to have co-owners with a vision of victory. They should do that or they should sell the entire team. This 25-percent stuff will not cut it.

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Gotham Baseball LIVE

Jay Ferraro and Hawk Drobnis, talk Yankees-Mets, fantasy baseball and New York sports on a brand new edition of Gotham Baseball LIVE! Jay Ferraro is the Assignment Editor for Gotham Baseball and the Fantasy Editor for BaseballDigest.com and Gotham Gridiron. Hawk Drobnis is a senior columnist for Gotham Baseball and Gotham Gridiron. Jay is a Yankees Fan, Hawk is a Mets Fan, and neither can hit a curveball!

Jay and Hawk are more than just New York baseball! They cover all of Major League Baseball’s hot topics in the “Teepee Talk” segment and all New York City sports on their “Around The Apple” segment.

Please click the link to listen live or to past shows:  Gotham Baseball LIVE

Gotham Baseball LIVE: Waiver Wire Abyss

On today’s “Waiver Wire Abyss” edition of Gotham Baseball LIVE, the guys discuss who to pitch or ditch, prospects on the farm, who is hot or not and buy/sell candidates with special guest co-host Corey Parson of Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio.

Fantasy Football is just around the corner and the guys tackle player rankings, position battles, sleepers, hot rookies and the AFC East.

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Jay Ferraro is the Executive Producer of Baseball Digest LIVE and Gotham Baseball LIVE. He is also the Fantasy Editor for Baseballdigest.com as well as a columnist for Baseball Digest Magazine and Assignment Editor for Gothambaseball.com. You can reach him at Jay_Ferraro@Juno.com , follow him on Twitter , add him on Facebook and check out his Official Website.

Gotham Baseball LIVE: MLB Trade Deadline Round Up

Jay Ferraro along with his co-host, Hawk Drobnis, talk baseball, football, sports movies, fantasy baseball, fantasy football, and anything else that pops up! Host Jay Ferraro is the Assignment Editor for GothamBaseball.com and Fantasy Baseball Editor for BaseballDigest.com. Co-Host Hawk Drobnis is a columnist for GothamBaseball.com. Jay is a Yankees Fan, Hawk is a Mets Fan, and neither can hit a curveball!

Jay and Hawk are more than just New York baseball! They cover all of Major League Baseball’s hot topics in the “Teepee Talk” segment, all New York City sports on their “Around The Apple” segment, and what it all means for your fantasy teams in “The Waiver Wire Abyss.”

Please click the link to listen live or to past shows: Gotham Baseball LIVE


Jay Ferraro is the Executive Producer of Baseball Digest LIVE and Gotham Baseball LIVE. He is also the Fantasy Editor for Baseballdigest.com as well as a columnist for Baseball Digest Magazine and Assignment Editor for Gothambaseball.com. You can reach him at Jay_Ferraro@Juno.com , follow him on Twitter , add him on Facebook and check out his Official Website.

Gotham Baseball LIVE: TGIFantasy Baseball & Football

Jay Ferraro along with his co-host, Hawk Drobnis, talk baseball, football, sports movies, fantasy baseball, fantasy football, and anything else that pops up! Host Jay Ferraro is the Assignment Editor for GothamBaseball.com and Fantasy Baseball Editor for BaseballDigest.com. Co-Host Hawk Drobnis is a columnist for GothamBaseball.com. Jay is a Yankees Fan, Hawk is a Mets Fan, and neither can hit a curveball!

On today’s “TGIFantasy Baseball & Football” edition of Gotham Baseball LIVE, the guys discuss who to pitch or ditch, prospects on the farm, who is hot or not and buy/sell candidates.

Fantasy Football is just around the corner and the guys tackle player rankings, position battles, sleepers, hot rookies, and the AFC West with GBL’s Fantasy Football insider Cory Parson of Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio.

Jay and Hawk are more than just New York baseball! They cover all of Major League Baseball’s hot topics in the “Teepee Talk” segment, all New York City sports on their “Around The Apple” segment, and what it all means for your fantasy teams in “The Waiver Wire Abyss.”

Please click the link to listen live or to past shows: Gotham Baseball LIVE


Jay Ferraro is the Executive Producer of Baseball Digest LIVE and Gotham Baseball LIVE. He is also the Fantasy Editor for Baseballdigest.com as well as a columnist for Baseball Digest Magazine and Assignment Editor for Gothambaseball.com. You can reach him at Jay_Ferraro@Juno.com , follow him on Twitter , add him on Facebook and check out his Official Website.

Gotham Baseball LIVE: Waiver Wire Abyss

Jay Ferraro along with his co-host, Hawk Drobnis, talk baseball, football, sports movies, fantasy baseball, fantasy football, and anything else that pops up! Host Jay Ferraro is the Assignment Editor for GothamBaseball.com and Fantasy Baseball Editor for BaseballDigest.com. Co-Host Hawk Drobnis is a columnist for GothamBaseball.com. Jay is a Yankees Fan, Hawk is a Mets Fan, and neither can hit a curveball!

On today’s “Waiver Wire Abyss” edition of Gotham Baseball LIVE, the guys discuss who to pitch or ditch, prospects on the farm, who is hot or not and buy/sell candidates with special guest Lenny Melnick of Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio “The FantasyPros911 Show on XM 147/Sirius 211.

Fantasy Football is just around the corner and the guys tackle player rankings, position battles, sleepers, and hot rookies with Cory Parson of Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio.

Jay and Hawk are more than just New York baseball! They cover all of Major League Baseball’s hot topics in the “Teepee Talk” segment, all New York City sports on their “Around The Apple” segment, and what it all means for your fantasy teams in “The Waiver Wire Abyss.”

Please click the link to listen live or to past shows: Gotham Baseball LIVE


Jay Ferraro is the Executive Producer of Baseball Digest LIVE and Gotham Baseball LIVE. He is also the Fantasy Editor for Baseballdigest.com as well as a columnist for Baseball Digest Magazine and Assignment Editor for Gothambaseball.com. You can reach him at Jay_Ferraro@Juno.com , follow him on Twitter , add him on Facebook and check out his Official Website.

Gotham Baseball LIVE: Mets & Yankees VS Lebron James With Special Guest Bob Lorenz

Jay Ferraro along with his co-host, Hawk Drobnis, talk baseball, sports movies, fantasy trades, and anything else that pops up! Host Jay Ferraro is the Assignment Editor for GothamBaseball.com and Fantasy Baseball Editor for BaseballDigest.com. Co-Host Hawk Drobnis is a columnist for GothamBaseball.com. Jay is a Yankees Fan, Hawk is a Mets Fan, and neither can hit a curveball!

Today’s lineup of guests include: Howard Megdal, who writes for SNY.tv, Capital New York, MLBTradeRumors.com, NYBaseballDigest.com and is running for GM of the New York Mets. WFAN columnist Jason Keidel gives us his two cents on where “The King” is going to land. And  the YES networks Bob Lorenz weighs in on the Yankees recent road trip and the Yankees headed to the All Star Game.

Jay and Hawk are more than just New York baseball! They cover all of Major League Baseball’s hot topics in the “Teepee Talk” segment, all New York City sports on their “Around The Apple” segment, and what it all means for your fantasy teams in “The Waiver Wire Abyss.”

Please click the link to listen live or to past shows:  Gotham Baseball LIVE

Jay Ferraro is the Executive Producer of Baseball Digest LIVE and Gotham Baseball LIVE.  He is also the Fantasy Editor for Baseballdigest.com as well as a columnist for Baseball Digest Magazine and Assignment Editor for Gothambaseball.com. You can reach him at Jay_Ferraro@Juno.com , follow him on Twitter , add him on Facebook and check out his Official Website.

Gotham Baseball LIVE: TGIFantasy Baseball & Football

Jay Ferraro along with his co-host, Hawk Drobnis, talk baseball, sports movies, fantasy trades, and anything else that pops up! Host Jay Ferraro is the Assignment Editor for GothamBaseball.com and Fantasy Baseball Editor for BaseballDigest.com. Co-Host Hawk Drobnis is a columnist for GothamBaseball.com. Jay is a Yankees Fan, Hawk is a Mets Fan, and neither can hit a curveball!

On today’s “TGIFantasy Baseball And Football” edition of Gotham Baseball LIVE, the guys discuss who to pitch or ditch, prospects on the farm, who is hot or not and buy/sell candidates with special guest Lenny Melnick of Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio’s “The FantasyPros911 Show on XM 147/Sirius 211

Fantasy Football is just around the corner and the guys tackle player rankings, position battles, sleepers, and hot rookies with Cory Parson of  Sirius XM  Fantasy Sports Radio.

Jay and Hawk are more than just New York baseball! They cover all of Major League Baseball’s hot topics in the “Teepee Talk” segment, all New York City sports on their “Around The Apple” segment, and what it all means for your fantasy teams in “The Waiver Wire Abyss.”

Please click the link to listen live or to past shows:  Gotham Baseball LIVE

Jay Ferraro is the Executive Producer of Baseball Digest LIVE and Gotham Baseball LIVE.  He is also the Fantasy Editor for Baseballdigest.com as well as a columnist for Baseball Digest Magazine and Assignment Editor for Gothambaseball.com. You can reach him at Jay_Ferraro@Juno.com , follow him on Twitter , add him on Facebook and check out his Official Website.