Those are some of the sports questions you can expect to see on "Lineup," MSG's new series looking at New York's "All-Time Best Baseball Players." The series starts Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m. First topic - NY's best-ever catcher. (I'm thinking Yogi Berra has that one sewn up, but it ain't over 'til it's over!) And there's even a way for viewers to get in on the action and win prizes - more on that in a sec.
"The Lineup" will look at Yankees, Mets, Dodgers and Giants greats. A blue-ribbon panel, hosted by Fran Healy, will discuss the possible nominees, whittle them down to a five-man list for each category, and then vote on the all-time great for whatever position is being voted on that night.
Anyhow, about the prizes. MSG is sponsoring a game to go along with the contest. But get your votes in now, before the show starts tomorrow, in order to be eligible. Here's more info on that, courtesy of MSG:
With an interactive fantasy game launched in conjunction with the on-air program and hosted on MSG.com/lineup, viewers can see how they stack up against The Lineup's experts. Fans will try to predict the five players who will be nominated each week and ultimately who will be selected as the starter in the final “Lineup.” Participants will receive points for each correct pick and will be eligible for weekly prizes such as signed memorabilia from baseball greats like Don Mattingly, Joe Torre, Reggie Jackson and Derek Jeter. At the end of the series, the participant with the most points will win a Grand Prize. The site will also feature chats for fans to interact and debate each position, quizzes about the nominated players, photo and video galleries, and player statistics for fans to comb through before making their picks.I voted for Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Bill Dickey, Mike Piazza *, and Jorge Posada as my top five New York catchers. (And yes, that is an asterisk!) What are your choices?
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