Monday, March 25, 2013
One Week To Go
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Baseball on the radio and the joys of summer can't be far behind.
People ask me what I do in the winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Hope Springs Eternal
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Real Yankee Stadium Redux
UPDATE: I went to the final game in the original Yankee Stadium and the opening pre-season game of the newest Stadium (to be reviewed).
THAT'S what the Stadium looked like when I was a kid. There was a lot more shock and awe than in the concrete remodeling Steinbrenner made in the 1970s. I went to a lot of games there, including the final game.
As you can see, not all the games were crowded. Even on Saturday afternoons, you could often easily get three seats to yourself in the upper deck. During rallies, the procedure was to hold the seats to each side of you and smash them up and down in unison with the rest of the crowd. A few hundred people doing that could make a lot of noise. My brother and I would catch double headers in the bleachers — 18 innings in the sun for $1.
The monuments were still on the field (during the renovation, the Yankees moved the center field fence in 50 feet, so that monuments were behind the wall). We once saw Bobby Murcer chase down a fly that bounced right behind them. He sped around the monuments and faced the center field wall, anticipating the rebound off the wall. But it bounced past him, and he wheeled around and dashed towards the ball. It bounced of the monuments and back to him, and ran around to the side to see where to throw the ball. I think it was an inside the park home run.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
¡Hip Hip Jorge!
It's sad to see Jorgie go. He came up in 1965 with Captain Jeter, Andy Pettite and Saint Mo, and the Yankees went to the World Series 5 times in the next 6 years, winning 4 of them. Then they went again 2 years later, and finally won again when they beat the Phillies in 2009 with Jorgie catching - so he has 5 rings and 8 appearances.
He's on the cusp of being a Hall of Famer. You might not think so looking at his individual years, but only a handful of catchers have better career numbers. Of course one of those is 3-time MVP Yogi Berra, who won 10 rings playing with the Yankees and 3 more as a coach with the Yankees and the Mets.
This YouTube video shows Jorgie getting the hit that clinched the the AL East at the end of a tough season for him. Watching at the time, you knew it was a hit the second his bat hit the ball.
Friday, October 14, 2011
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Mayor Mike visited Zuccotti Park, now Chase CEO Jamie Dimon should invite #OWS to Occupy Chase Plaza - and help with tents, hot food etc.
"I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love." Steve Jobs
Bought 2 arch guides in Amsterdam. More than 30% of bldngs on both lists since 1940. Have they been to Amsterdam? #ArchitectsAreIdeologues
From Amsterdam on a perfect day: When the Dutch ride Vespas, the noise is a pleasant summer drone. Italians? A raucous cacophany!
“There’s class warfare, all right,” Warren Buffett said, “but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
Strikes me @ ps1.org/calendar/view/… that many New York urbanists have an ideological rejection of New Urbanists based solely on style (Pt 1)
Yo! The 20th century is over—we don't have to be "Modern" anymore
Duchamp's urinal was "created" 94 years ago. Must we still pay the consequences today? #bringbackthebeautiful
Beautiful architecture speaks to the senses Lot of contemporary architecture speaks to intellect Without common sense the intellect is dumb
I've lost what little patience I had for new architecture that supports alienation, anomie, depression, misanthropy, nihilism ... and ego.
New Urbanist-leanings of Guggenheim Lab paint democratic vision of a civic ideal. What is your civic vision?: bit.ly/pU99ii RT@NewUrbanism
Paul Newman talks about urbanism - and gets it all right bitly.com/vvpnew
Andrew Sullivan asks if we need more roads (hint: "no) bit.ly/2manyrds
@NAHBhome: old days of selling sububan houses like hotcakes are over. In new world, we have too much sprawl and too little walkable urbanism
Curbed shows Starchitects' houses but skips all the Starchitects who live in traditional buildings like Rem & Zaha http://bit.ly/starchi
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Sunday, April 03, 2011
Ty Cobb, Quote of the Day
Shortly before Ty Cobb died in the 1960s, a sportswriter asked the Hall of Famer what he thought he'd hit against the pitchers of the day. "About .320," said Cobb. "Is that all?" the sportswriter asked, "You're a .367 lifetime hitter."
"Yeah, well, you have to remember, I'm seventy-five years old," Cobb said.