MLB policy: no cameras allowed on closer coming from the bullpen--Filippelli
- YES Network's John Filippelli was one of founding CEO Leo Hindery's first hires in September 2001 for the 2002 launch. Filippelli is interviewed in late
- 2005 for Sports Business Daily's One on One.
- It seems Selig's feeling of entitlement extends to avoiding scenes of a late inning hero running in from the bullpen:
"Filippelli: "You want to convey to the viewer what’s going on. For a long time, [MLB] was very afraid of what [we] would do.
- I remember getting in an argument in the 1996 World Series.
- I wanted one shot, with a hand-held camera, of the bullpen doors opening.
- I wanted the world to see what [Yankees closer] JOHN WETTELAND saw as he came out into the vast expanse of Yankee Stadium
on a crisp autumn night with a full stadium going wild. I wanted to give some sense of what he was experiencing, of bringing the game to the viewer.
- But that was something that wasn’t done.
- (Mr. Filippelli is President of YES Network Production and Programming).