Joey will wear #3 on his jersey and play the outfield. He bats & throws right handed.
The Macabees will come in to MCU Park on Tuesday, April 25th for a doubleheader that begins at 5:00 PM.
Joey recently spoke with Brooklyn Baseball Banter’s Daniel Weiss about the upcoming season.
How does it feel to be playing for the Yeshiva University Macabees?
I am very happy to play for Yeshiva University. I want to thank Head Coach Frankie Delgado for this amazing opportunity.
Through my experiences, it helps me represent the Jewish identity in baseball. I feel like I’m going out there and helping build Jewish baseball.”
It was always my number in basketball growing up because I loved Allen Iverson and I stuck with it for baseball in High School. I also love the style of Carl Crawford and Curtis Granderson in the outfield, both of whom wear 3 on their jerseys.
How do you feel about playing at MCU Park against the NYU Violets on April 25th?
It’s gonna be very cool. I see it as sort of a homecoming from my days as Bat Boy for the Brooklyn Cyclones. It will also be 7 months to the day since Team Israel won the World Baseball Classic Qualifier that I was fortunate enough to work as a Bat Boy.
When I worked for the Cyclones, I used to shag Batting Practice with the guys, so I know the outfield very well. But I’ve never experienced balls coming off of metal bats in the outfield, so it will be slightly different.
There will be a number of familiar faces at MCU Park that day. Between NYU Asst. Coach Tommy Cardona, who worked ticketing when I was there, & Max Colten, who was the Head Clubhouse Manager when I worked there, plus a handful of familiar fans in the stands, it will be a unique experience.