YES Network Provides Access To Granderson11/29/2011 2:44 AM Eastern
When the YES Network premieres its new series it will give viewers plenty of access to New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson.
During the premiere of Yankees Access on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. (ET) YES Yankees reporter Jack Curry will put the spotlight on Granderson, who was part of a Major League Baseball All-Star team, which also included Bronx Bombers' second baseman Robinson Cano, that traveled to Taiwan for a series of exhibition games earlier this month.
Yankees Access provides unprecedented behind-the-scenes off-the-field access to Yankees players. Among the highlights of Tuesday's series premiere:
*During an on-field demonstration, Granderson shows Curry step-by-step how he and Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long changed the player's batting stance in August 2010, which led to a vast improvement in his offensive output;
* A visit by Granderson and Curry to Snake Alley, one of the famous "night markets" in Taipei where Granderson downed a shot of snake blood;
*Curry interviews him in the dugout immediately following Granderson's grand slam in the first game of the MLB vs. Taiwan All-Stars series;
*Granderson admires the in-game activities such as on-field dancing in between innings, and says he'd like to see similar additions made to the in-game experience in the U.S.; and
*Viewers hear from two of Granderson's best childhood friends -- Adam Lewis and Joe Lacy -- who accompanied him to Taiwan.