Archive for: 2007

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Sep 27th, 2007

WHAT TIME IS IT?

“Why, Stevie, I believe it’s time to ACT LIKE YOU WANT TO GO TO THE POST SEASON.”… [more]

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Sep 26th, 2007

DEAD MOON NIGHT. [09-25-07]

As it turned out, tonight might likely be my last regular-season game at Shea; it is certainly the only one I have tickets left for. This morning the MG household made a snap decision to attend a concert by Mr. Bruce Springsteen at the Continental Airlines Arena on Friday, and since they were only selling about 2500 tickets for this rehearsal show, felt that it could easily trump the Mets right now. Don’t get me wrong, I mean, if you find people who paid their playoff invoices with more alacrity than we did, I’d like to meet them, and we’re not booking anything on potential playoff nights no matter what.… [more]

Sep 25th, 2007

DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN, IT’S THE *NATIONALS*

FEH. I’ll be there tomorrow night, with Coop and Zoe and darling Will, who is my date, since TBF will be off in Asbury Park seeing a certain band whose name starts with the fifth letter of the alphabet (a place I cannot be due to the new job, a fact that is not helping my crankiness right now). HOLY FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER, WHAT IS GOING ON IN THAT DUGOUT????… [more]

Sep 24th, 2007

PAPERBACK WRITER.

“Stop walking so fast,” I ask TBF, as we start walking down 14th Street. He slows down, but not enough, and I realize that the two of us tethered together by earphones is not going to be conducive to speed. So I abandon the headphones to him. “Just tell me what’s happening.” We were late for a party, but we assumed that all the other invited guests would also be late, for the very same reasons. We decide to drive to the subway stop to save time, because we cannot tear ourselves away from the screen. And then we bring the radio down onto the platform of the Bedford L stop, where you can get AM reception.… [more]

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Sep 21st, 2007

PLEASE COME TO THE WHITE COURTESY PHONE.

“Mr. Reaper, paging Mr. Reaper.” [more]

Sep 20th, 2007

SMALL FAVORS.

I was in an office supply store in downtown Brooklyn late yesterday afternoon. I don’t know if it’s owned by Orthodox Jews, but the place was full of workers in varying degrees of orthodoxy. I was perusing the file folders aisle when one of them noticed my hat. “I like your cap,” he said, pointing. He wasn’t Hasidic or he wouldn’t have initiated the conversation, but he was definitely Orthodox. “Thanks.” “They’re not doing so well right now, you know.” “Erfhgdhghghm.” “A sore subject?” “Did you see that game last night?” “I was working overtime and I turned it on around 10pm, thought we were safe.” “Not so much.” He then went to help a customer, and passed me a few minutes later as he carried a box to the front counter.… [more]

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Sep 18th, 2007

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO THE NEW YORK METS.

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Sep 15th, 2007

IF YOU DIDN’T LAUGH, YOU’D CRY. [09-14-07]

Coop via text: “Score, please” MG: “Fhdjdjfyryreggd.” Coop: “Do I want to know?” MG: “F BRETT MYERS . 2-3 PHUCKING PHILLIES” Coop: “Anyone but him” MG: “Word” Coop: “What happened” MG: “Books never written: ‘In Game Strategy’ by Willie Randolph. ‘How To Use The Suicide Squeeze When Gomez and Reyes Are At The Corners.’ etc.” Coop: “Story of our lives.” MG: “Yeees.” Really, you know, it shouldn’t have ended that way. Starting the game with a home run by D. Wright in the first inning is a great way to inspire confidence and tell the Phillies to take an, um, hike.… [more]

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Sep 12th, 2007

SKY OF MEMORY AND SHADOW. [9-11-07]-

The game, not so much worth talking about.… [more]

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Sep 9th, 2007

RIDE THE LIGHTNING.

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