YES Network to premiere Jacoby Ellsbury "Yankees Access" this evening at 8 p.m.

02/24/2014 12:36 PM ET
By Staff

Jacoby Ellsbury is expected to provide plenty of speed and power for the Yankees this season.(AP)
The YES Network premieres the latest installment of its Yankees Access series this evening when it debuts its Jacoby Ellsbury show at 8 pm ET (immediately following YES' Yankees Hot Stove show at 7 pm ET). In tonight's Yankees Access, YES, Jack Curry visited Ellsbury in Arizona recently to talk about the latter's Red Sox years, making the move to the Yankees, his Native American heritage and more. Among the angles Ellsbury addresses:

• His reputation for playing all-out, and his ability to produce when healthy; "When I'm on the field, I'm going to put up numbers."
• The inviting right field porch at Yankee Stadium, which could lead to more homers this season
• His mental checklist when he is considering stealing a base
• What it means when Brian Cashman calls him a "difference maker"
He had no reservations, and was actually excited, when agent Scott Boras first told him of the Yankees' interest over the winter
• His ability to stay focused and level-headed as a young player during the Red Sox' run to the 2007 World Series title
• His second-grade teacher listening incredulously when he told her, and his class, he wanted to be a professional baseball player
• The importance of being a role model and giving something back to the Native American community (Ellsbury is the first Native American to play in the Major Leagues)
• The Jacoby Ellsbury Baseball Camp he runs in Scottsdale, Arizona, as part of Nike's N7 program which brings sports and its benefits to Native Americans

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