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Press Conference! Frankie Camp and Yankees2

Hey Pinstripe Alley!

Although most of you are familiar with my fanposts and comments, my name is Chris (Yankees2). Frank and I are the newest writers for this glorious website, and we're beyond excited to grace you with our *hopefully* insightful analysis as well as be the mods on game threads and recaps. This obviously sounds cliche, but I wish to thank John, Travis and the rest of the hooligans for inviting me to join the staff. I'm absolutely thrilled. More after the jump. 

Now... a little bit about myself. I grew up in a town known as Ridgefield, Connecticut. My house is about a thirty second drive from the state of New York and merely an hour drive to "Da Bronx." I'm currently a freshman at Penn State University and absolutely love State College, PA.

I've been a Yankee fan since the summer of 1999. I wish I could say that I appreciated the '98 season while it happened, but I'm still young. I explained how my fanhood came about in WWJD's post. If you're interested in knowing... click here. Whenever I'm asked who my favorite baseball player is... two players immediately come to mind: Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. If I had to pick one, it'd be Jeter. The guy is a class act and, simply put, a winner. He's selfless, witty and determined. He always says the right thing and I respect his passion for his job. 

I've had my favorite games listed in my profile ever since I joined this site. It's so difficult to say which game is my favorite. I've been to many meaningful games (last game in Yankee Stadium, first game in New Yankee Stadium, Jeter's "Mr. November" game in 2001, to name a few). However, the most meaningful and exciting game I've been to has got to be Game 6 of the 2009 ALCS. The atmosphere was overwhelming and I was on the edge of my seat all game. When the Angels finally threw away the game (quite literally), we all knew it was just a matter of outs before the Yanks were back in the Fall Classic. When Rivera sat down Gary Matthews, Jr., I embraced my friends and total strangers. Incredible memory. 

For now, that's all I've got. Feel free to contact me via email if you ever have any questions or concerns. Let's have another great season! 

Frankie -

After such a great introduction from Chris, I guess it's my turn! Before I begin, I too would like to thank Travis, John, and the rest of the writers for welcoming me aboard and being extremely helpful throughout the process of learning the ropes.

I'm a small town Jersey boy, born and raised in Rochelle Park, a mile-square town near the Garden State Plaza. Luckily for me, I'm only about a 10 minute drive to the George Washington Bridge, without traffic of course. I am currently a sophomore at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, majoring in Psychology and Education. 

Being so close to the Bronx led to me spending some time in the Bleachers at a really young age. Frequently, my dad and I would head up to the Bronx, buy two $6 Bleacher tickets at the gate, and head out around the 7th inning so I could get to bed at a reasonable hour. Cut me some slack for leaving early. I was 6 or 7 years old and we went on school nights.

There's a few games I've been to that I will never forget. I saw Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th home run, and I've never heard the stadium so loud. I saw Phil Hughes shut out the Twins to complete a sweep in the 2010 ALDS. I saw Jon Lester and Andy Pettitte go head to head for 7 strong innings until Alex Rodriguez finally broke through with a solo shot. Phil Coke would surrender that lead, but Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira went back to back (and belly to belly) off of Daniel Bard as the Yankees won a thriller against the Red Sox in August 2009. The Stadium was rocking.

Growing up, I idolized Derek Jeter. I have played competitive baseball for my entire life, so naturally I played shortstop. I love playing the game and love the game as a whole. Its gotten me through a lot, and for that, baseball will always hold a special place in my heart.

That's all I've got for you now. Just so you know, my email is listed in my profile so feel free to contact me with any questions, post requests, or anything else you can think of.

Chris and I are really excited to be a part of this amazing website and, hopefully, we'll do it justice!

Let's get 28!