Baseball connects the Corinthos generations.
There is a baseball connection with the Corinthos family. When Mike came to Port Charles to reconnect with his estranged son Sonny, he struggled to communicate with him. The one common bond they had was baseball. Mike had taken Sonny to Yankee games as a young boy. In turn, Sonny has taken his own sons to Yankees games. When Sonny's long lost son, Dante arrives in town, it turns out that he is a huge Yankees fan. So the tradition continues.
Dante has a few NY Yankees books on his bar. 2/24/12
Michael plays with Lucian's baseball glove. 4/13/11
Sonny keeps Morgan's baseball tickets.
When Sonny decides to jump bail and leave the country, he brings the Yankees baseball tickets that Morgan had given him to hold onto.
Sonny's asked what he would do on his last day in life. He says he'd go to a baseball game with his kids.
Sonny: There's a lot of things you don't know about me. You can go ahead and ask me anything.
Claire: Without your attorney present?
Sonny: I waive my right to remain silent.
Claire: Well, let's see. If it was your last day in life who would you spend it with, and what would you do?
Sonny: That's easy. Yankee stadium, first base line, box seats, with my kids, right? Michael, Morgan, Kristina.
Claire: And Dante?
Sonny: And Dante.
Morgan gives Sonny baseball tickets for a Yankess-Red Sox's game.
Morgan: I have something for you.
Sonny: Let me see what you got. Yankee tickets.
Morgan: Yankee, Red Sox tickets.
Sonny: Right by the dugout. Whoo.
Morgan: Right by the on-deck circle.
Morgan: I was gonna get Jeter's autograph.
Sonny: And you wrote everybody's name.
Morgan: Yeah, there were 4. One for me, you, Michael, and Dante. The game's in August, and I thought by then, maybe . . I ripped Dante's up.
Sonny: You can't hate Dante.
Morgan: He promised me that Michael wouldn't go to prison.
Sonny: You take those.
Morgan: No, you take them.
Sonny: No, I can't.
Morgan: Go with Max and Milo and maybe Bernie. Think if you call the ticket place, they'll replace the fourth one. But if you catch a foul ball, it has to come straight to me.
Sonny: Ok. Deal. I'm going to take you to that Yankee game, ok? I'm going to take you. It may not be this year, it may not be next year. But I'm going to take you, Dante, Michael, even Kristina. I know she's a girl, but if she wants to go. I will take you to that Yankee game.
Morgan talks baseball with Sonny.
Morgan: Do you think we'll ever really go to the new Yankee stadium, you, me, Michael, and Dante?
Sonny: I hope so.
Morgan: You know, have soda, eat hot dogs. Maybe I'd take my glove and catch a foul ball.
Sonny: Yeah. Yeah. I like that.
Morgan wins a baseball hat at the carnival 9/8/2009-Video Clip
Morgan: I came to give you this.
Sonny: What? What do we got here? Let me see. Look at that. How was it?
Morgan: It was so cool.
Sonny: The new stadium?
Dominic: Uh, you mean the launch pad.
Sonny: Oh, you've been there?
Dominic: It's a beautiful facility, but it's like Cape frickin' Canaveral with all the long balls.
Sonny: Can you believe how many home runs they're hitting out of that park?
Morgan: I know. I mean, A-rod went deep twice, and then Johnny Damon. . . I mean, he hit one out. And then in the ninth, Jeter made his move, and that pretty much sealed the deal.
Sonny: I saw the same highlight.
Morgan: Oh, you mean the one where he backhanded it, and he was all, like, he almost fell over, and then he got up and gunned it to Teixeira. I think I'm gonna tell my coach that I want to play shortstop.
Dominic: Hey, that is my position.
Sonny: Hey, that was my position.
Dominic: Ha ha!
Morgan gives Mike a New York Yankees mug.
Morgan: It's a surprise. Open it.
Mike: Surprise? Okay. All right. Holy mackerel. Oh, thanks. This is great!
Morgan: You like it?
Mike: Oh, do I like it? This is gonna go great with the rest of my stuff.
Morgan: You're gonna add it to your collection?
Mike: Yeah. Yeah. You know, last week, I got my hands on a seat from the old stadium. I got it on an online auction.
Dominic: No way.
Mike: Yeah! I did. I did. You guys want to check it out? It's in the back. Listen. It cost a pretty penny, but I consider it kind of an investment in history. Okay? Come on. Let's go.
Morgan: You coming?
Dominic: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm in. Uhh. Oh. You know what? I totally forgot. I got a bunch of stuff I gotta take care of. You guys go ahead. I'll check it out later.
Mike: Come on. Let's go.
Mike gives Morgan some baseball cards.
Mike: So, check it out.
Morgan: Oh, cool!
Mike: Yeah! Thought you'd like them. Hey, it's good to see you out and about.
Carly: Oh, it's so good to be out of the house.
Morgan: Oh, we're here for ice cream.
Dominic: Well, you came to the right place, buddy. I'll leave you guys to it.
Mike: All right. So the big question is, one spoon or two?
Morgan has tickets to a Yankees game. Dante, who doesn't know Morgan is his brother yet, is impressed.
Morgan: That was awesome. Thanks for the save.
Dominic: Hey, no problem. Are these yours? Yankees? I would say your dad raised you right.
|Mike took Sonny to a few Yankee games when he was little. Mike would also play catch with Sonny in front of the house, where Adela would watch them play. Mike once bought Sonny a new glove and Sonny had the newest glove on the block.|
Sonny: I don't know if you remember when we used to go out in the street and we used to play catch. I loved playing catch with you. You made the other dads look like wimps.
Mike: Did I? Well, I'm glad you have something good to remember.
Sonny: And the other kids, they never had brand-new gloves. They had hand-me-downs.
Mike: Yeah. Well, I had a good run that week.
Sonny: Yeah, I remember when you used to have good runs because if you were on a winning streak, you used to come home and you used to give me something or mom.
Mike: Yeah, I remember your mother sat on the stoop and she'd watch us. Right? It made her happy seeing us together.
Sonny: Why don't you take Michael and Morgan to the park, play catch? And then you can show all the other, you know, Grandaddies that they're wimps. 6/9/06
Michael has a nice collection of baseball cards.
Michael playing catch on the docks.
When Michael returns home after his kidnapping, he seems to only respond to talk about baseball.
Reese: Hey, Michael. How's it going?
Michael: Pretty good.
Reese: Well, I'm glad to hear it.
Michael: Thanks for helping me.
Reese: Hey, I was glad to do it. You know, you're pretty easy to care about. Wow. Look at all those baseball cards, huh? What, you have a Jeter?
Reese: I think Derek Jeter's going to win M.V.P. this season.
Reese: Well, because he has to show everybody he can do better than last season.
Michael: My dad's going to take me to see him play.
Reese: Well, that sounds like fun. I bet you're looking forward to that, huh?
Michael: I'm glad all the bad stuff is over.
Reese: So am I.
After Lily died, Mike asked Sonny to go to a baseball game with him. Sonny agreed to go, telling Mike, "The only place life has any order is at the ballpark."
Mike: (walks back slowly, picks up the ashtray, sets it on the table and sits back down. Sonny is unable to look at Mike) It’s all right It's all right. Look, the conversation was getting too metaphysical anyway and guilt and retribution aren’t exactly my favorite subjects. (Sonny sighs, touches his forehead with his hand) Besides, like the man said, the only place that life has order is at the
Mike and Sonny: (in unison) Ballpark.
Mike: (surprised) You remember?
Sonny: Yankee Stadium (he finally glances up at Mike). I was what, seven years old?
Mike: (laughs) You caught that foul tip back in the stands and I remember saying, that kids gonna be one hell of an athlete. (Sonny's looking down) You know, matter of fact, I’m um. . gonna go to a game tonight. Want to come along?
Mike: If you don’t have any other plans.
Sonny: (softly) Sure, why not.