Programming Note: Episode Four Airs Friday at 11 PM on MSG after Knicks-Grizzlies
There may not be a more coveted job in pro sports than playing center fielder for the New York Yankees.
Bernie Williams had that privilege. The four-time World Series champion was a part of the recent Yankees dynasty and talked about the trials and tribulations on episode four of Four Courses With JB Smoove.
“Coming in to the Yankees as a young player, you’re just happy to make it,” the five-time All-Star said. “You don’t know any better. One day, you get the base hit to win the game and you’re the hero. “The next day, you make an error, you lose the game and they’re going to run you out of town!”
The Bronx Bombers of the mid-to-late ’90s were arguably one of their greatest baseball teams assembled. With young, homegrown talent at its core and a steely determination throughout, the Yanks were able to dominate Major League Baseball. The key to their success was their cohesion as a group, according to Williams.
“There’s something to be said about the chemistry of the team,” he said. “You don’t want guys coming in and out year after year. At least take maybe a year-and-a-half to get to know each other.
Here’s what else to watch for in episode four:
· Did Bill Laimbeer enjoy playing the villain while playing with the Bad Boy Pistons?
· What was interviewing President Barack Obama like for Sway Calloway?
· The PONY NYC Moment: Which of these fictional characters most epitomizes NYC: Ralph Cramden, Oscar Madison or Archie Bunker?
Don’t miss this episode Friday after Knicks-Grizzlies post game coverage on MSG.