Book Review: One Pitch Away by Mike Sowell – What Happened During & After the 1986 Baseball Season

Being a New York Mets fan, the 1986 baseball season was the ultimate high in my life. I say that even having had three children, that’s how much of a fanatic I am. However, after the euphoria following the World Series win, I always had moments where I mused over the fate of Bill Buckner.Continue reading “Book Review: One Pitch Away by Mike Sowell – What Happened During & After the 1986 Baseball Season”

Book Review – Doc: A Memoir by Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican

I’ve been a Mets fan as long as I can remember. I have a vague memory of watching a baseball game very young, on my parents’ black and white television in the living room of our house. I’m fairly certain that was one of the 1969 World Series games. How that was on our television,Continue reading “Book Review – Doc: A Memoir by Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican”

Tom Seaver 1944-2020

Our heroes are slowly dying. I guess I’m at that age where that’s starting to happen. There have been a few deaths over the years that have left me stunned; people who have left us “before their time.” Now it’s time to acknowledge that I’m going to be seeing a lot of my heroes departingContinue reading “Tom Seaver 1944-2020”

Corona Virus Diaries – July 24, 2020

We had our first Corona Virus death in the county on Wednesday. All we know was it was a male under 60 years old and not connected to a nursing home. Our total number of cases is up to 77. That’s up almost 30 in less than a month – the effect of everything “openingContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries – July 24, 2020”

Musings for a Hot Afternoon: Sunday, July 19, 2020

We have a heat advisory here in the mountains – something that doesn’t happen too often. It’s 93°F here right now with only 43% humidity, so it actually doesn’t feel to bad to be in the house with the fans going. It won’t get out of the 70’s overnight, so the air conditioning is onContinue reading “Musings for a Hot Afternoon: Sunday, July 19, 2020”

Book Review: 108 Stitches by Ron Darling

No baseball so far this season thanks to the Corona Virus, so I’m trying to catch up on my baseball reading. One of the books I had on my list was 108 Stitches by Ron Darling. For those of you who don’t know, Darling was a starting pitcher with the New York Mets from 1983-1991Continue reading “Book Review: 108 Stitches by Ron Darling”

Life, Death, Murder, Intrigue and The Mets! – A Review of the Movie Frequency

Written by Toby EmmerichDirected by Gregory Hoblit I’ve been a Mets fan my whole life. When they won the World Series in 1986, the company I was working for at the time treated it like a holiday for me, that’s how big Mets fan I am. So it should come as no surprise that IContinue reading “Life, Death, Murder, Intrigue and The Mets! – A Review of the Movie Frequency”