If you’re a New York Yankees fan who stays on top off all things Bronx Bombers on social media, then you probably know who @JoezMcFly is.
He is a huge Yankee fan and vlogger on YouTube. He became known last year when at a game between the Yankees and Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, he got pumped for an at bat between Aroldis Chapman and Rafael Devers as the Yankees were looking to close out what looked like to be a big victory over their hated rivals.
Unfortunately for both JoezMcFly and the Yankees, Devers crushed a game-tying home run and the Sox went on to win 3-2 in 10 innings. While it was obviously a bad loss for the team and the fans, it certainly put JoezMcFly on the map.
He was kind enough to take time to talk to us about how he became a Yankees’ fan, how he got in vlogging about the team, as well as share his thoughts on this year’s club.
PH: How did you become a Yankees’ Fan?
JMF: I became one because I grew up so close to the stadium and I fell in love when I went to Yankee stadium for the first time in 94’.
My uncle used to tell me “you see that field, the best in the world play on that field” and that always stuck with me.
PH: Who are some of your favorite Yankees’ players past and present?
JMF: In the past my favorites were Mariano Rivera , Alex Rodriguez, Bernie Williams , Derek Jeter, Andy Pettite, Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano.
Right now, my favorite players are Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, and Didi Gregorius.
PH: How did you get the idea to start Vlogging about the team on YouTube?
JMF: A friend of mine told me that I should do a Yankee blog since I follow the team so closely. I kind of wanted to do something different.
Reaction videos are big online. Whether it’s for shows or big sports events. I always found myself looking for a fan’s perspective that was similar to what I had and what I was feeling.
When I didn’t find it, I decided to do it myself.
PH: What are you trying to deliver viewers when you Vlog?
JMF: The first thing I try to deliver is that they are not the only ones that feel how they feel during a moment of a game or after a big loss or huge win.
The second thing is the experience. A lot of times when I do my Vlogs, I am in the stadium LIVE. Believe it or not, some people have never been to Yankee stadium or experienced a game in person. I try to make them feel apart of the game as if they are there with me.
The third thing is whether I am at the stadium or streaming live during the game, I want people to know that baseball IS fun. There is a huge narrative that the sport is so boring and not interesting and while there are things I think MLB should tweak, to me there is no better sport on earth.
PH: Is this something you are doing as a full-time gig or is it something you hope will become full-time for you?
JMF: At this point, not yet. I would love to do it full time, but I have two kids and as you know, they are not exactly cheap.
This is my passion and who wouldn’t love to work within their passion. I have a post game reaction, a stream, or a VLOG for all 162 or big moment that may have happened (trade, signing , etc).
PH: What are your thoughts on this year’s team?
JMF: I love this team. I think we have the best bullpen in baseball and that will play up in the postseason.
This team has been RAVAGED by injuries. From Chapman to Judge to Sanchez and even Didi, it feels like everyone has been on the DL.
It’s not an excuse or anything (not like I need one as we have the 2nd best record in baseball), but what team could remain 32 games over .500 with their 2, 3, and 5 hitter out of the line up?
PH: Do you think they have a legitimate shot at winning the World Series or do you think there are concerns that might prevent them from doing that?
JMF: ABSOLUTELY! Without a doubt!
Look every team has concerns as no team is perfect. If this team is healthy and has all of its guns to go with that bullpen, I will take my chances vs ANY TEAM.
Yankee stadium in the postseason is a different animal. I felt like last year the Stadium came alive.
I went to every playoff game and the vibe in there felt like they wouldn’t lose a game there. It felt like the old Stadium.
PH: Is there anything else you’d like to share with your fans and Yankees’ fans?
JMF: All I have to say is if you love doing something, just do it. So many people called me stupid and still do for doing what I do.
Just have fun and love your team in the good times and bad. Subscribe to my channel , Follow me on twitter & instagram and lets all have a conversation about baseball man!