Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ouch

Today will not be a good day in the offices and work places of New York City. Met fans nursing a hangover from last night’s record marathon 14-inning loss to the Royals that ended at 1:16 a.m. are going to … Continue reading

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I Am Not a Mouse (Though Sometimes I Feel Like One)

Two days ago, I opened the dishwasher door and let out a scream. A mouse was in one of the silverware-tray compartments. We stared at one another, me and the mouse, both of us slightly in shock, and then I … Continue reading

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Notes of a Long-Suffering Fan

The Mets win the pennant! The Mets win the pennant! The Mets win the pennant! Excuse me for wanting to shout this from the rooftops the way that radio announcer Russ Hodges did after the Giants’ Bobby Thomson hit the Shot Heard Around the … Continue reading

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What Are We Doing Here?

It’s occurred to me, since I’ve not confined my subject matter in this blog to anything in particular save what’s on my mind at a particular moment, that at times what’s on my mind may seem trivial or unimportant when … Continue reading

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Why I Hate the Pitch Count

“Kershaw’s already up to 17 pitches and we’re not out of the first inning yet,” said my friend Richard as we watched Tuesday night’s Mets-Dodgers playoff game at an adrenaline-charged Citi Field. “This is going well.” I agreed, continuing to … Continue reading

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And away we go

Originally posted on Peter Alson:
I never thought I would be doing this. Back in 2006 when my daughter was born, the blogging phenomenon was already going strong. And I definitely thought I had a handle on it, that I…

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Innocence

I was listening to NPR this morning as I often do while cooking breakfast and helping get Eden off to school. I’m usually half awake and moving slowly, and I find that the mellifluous voices of Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne … Continue reading

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It’s Time (again)

I’ve made a decision. I’m going back on what I call my no-fun diet. I’m stating this publicly in the hope that doing so will actually help me follow through, else suffer in the knowledge that my mouth has written … Continue reading

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Without Us, They’re Nothing

This is a postscript to the piece I wrote yesterday about the DraftKings/FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports scandal. Last night, I had dinner with a friend who said he took exception to the point of my piece, as he understood it. … Continue reading

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American Schizoid

There’s a lot of handwringing going on right now about the scandal that has rocked the daily fantasy sports business. For those of you who haven’t been following it, an employee of DraftKings named Ethan Haskell used insider information to … Continue reading

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