Archive for: January, 2011

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Jan 31st, 2011

THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT.

Let’s not forget Dave Howard’s appearance (via telephone) on the Fox Business Channel in August 2009, where he confronted reports that the Mets would have to sell. He called claims that the Wilpons would sell was “flat-out wrong,” “false,” “irresponsible,” “very disturbing,” “outrageous” and “unfounded,” noting that the team was “not for sale, in whole or in part.” TBF and I communicate via text message when things are important during the day, since I live in email and he does not. Mostly it’s me sending him news, whether it’s alternate side parking being suspended, Bruce Springsteen being spotted somewhere, Supreme Court decisions, and, of course, the Mets.… [more]

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Jan 25th, 2011

EVENT REVIEW: “THE ART OF TELEVISED BASEBALL”

Tonight’s event at the Museum of the Moving Image, “The Art of Televised Baseball” was informative and absolutely fascinating. It was a great off-season diversion for any baseball fan. I learned, I laughed, I missed baseball just a tiny bit less for an hour. The event featured Curt Gowdy Jr. and Bill Webb from SNY, but in reality, Bill Webb did most of the talking. These are old school cranky baseball guys, the kind of people who you want to listen to talk for hours and hours. The event was preceded by a brief clip that showed Bill Webb in action in the SNY truck at Citi Field, and how he directs a game broadcast, with the multiple cameras and director’s views.… [more]

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Jan 23rd, 2011

I WENT TO SEE THE GIANTS WORLD SERIES TROPHY.

When my pal Katie asked me if I wanted to go with her to see the Giants World Series trophy, it seemed like a good idea. I like Katie, it’s the World Series trophy, she just had ACL surgery and has trouble getting around, etc. When I got on line today outside a bar in the East Village around 2:30 and waited in the freezing cold for the next hour, surrounded by Giants fans in black and orange, it seemed anything but a good idea. Goddamn, but there are a lot of San Francisco transplants in the New York metropolitan area.… [more]

The reveal after assembly. They are on eBay now for less $$ folks. Go take a look.

Jan 17th, 2011

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE.

So, our DVR is dying. Thanks to the wonderful quality technology that is provided by Time Warner Cable (that’s sarcasm, folks), this will be the third time in six years that we’ve had to replace the DVR. Unfortunately, that also means that we lose everything that’s on the DVR. This time, at least, we had some warning, so we started watching everything. My best friend’s band on Conan O’Brien and then on Jimmy Fallon. The 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when R.E.M. and Patti Smith were inducted (the original broadcast). Bruce Springsteen on Jimmy Fallon (which I was lucky enough to attend).… [more]