Mets Jacob deGrom is often referred to as the current day Tom Seaver. Are these two Mets aces actually comparable at this point? deGrom was having an incredible season via of a 1.08 ERA being 7-2, but he was shutdown and is on the IL again.
I find it baffling that Lincoln's bodyguard John Frederick Parker wasn't fired or at least punished for not being at his post at Ford's Theater the night Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Is it true Lincoln dismissed him at intermission? He went to the saloon and never returned.
In Tampa, in Super Bowl LV, Bucs upset KC 31-9. Brady, age 43, threw 3 TD passes. Two were to TE Gronkowski and one to Antonio Brown. Brady gets his 7th Super Bowl ring and earns his 5th SB MVP. The Mets Tom was Terrific, Tampa's Tom is Great, as is in the G.O.A.T.
On 8/31/20, legendary Mets pitcher Tom Seaver passed away. He was my childhood baseball hero and my favorite Met. A man I respected for his talent, leadership, and what he accomplished. Seaver was a Hall of Fame pitcher who won 311 games, won a World Series, and won 3 Cy Young awards.
Remembering your first car is like remembering your first kiss, your first relationship. For me, it was a 1969 Chevelle Malibu with a 6-cyclinder 250 engine. It was turquoise with a white painted top. It was so easy to keep clean and repair, especially tune-up.
Mets caved and gave in Francisco Lindor's contract demand of being signed before opening day. Mets first offer was for $325 million over 10 years. They settled on a $341 million 10-year deal. $1 million more than Tatis got from the Padres. However, he's 22 and put up big #s; 42 HRs 97 RBIs .282
Before Thanksgiving, the House passed the $1.75 trillion "Build Back Better plan. The biggest hurdle is coming. The Senate needs to approve it before the President signs it into law and that won't be easy. For sure changes are coming. What will be cut? Will a 4th stimulus check be included?
Mets owner Steve Cohen made a huge $plash. They've landed the starting pitcher they've coveted most; Max Scherzer on a 3-year, $130 million deal. The 3x Cy Young award will be paid more per year than any Mets player ever at $43.3 million per year.
Hollywood lost a cinema legend on 2/9/20. Kirk Douglas died at the age of 103. He may be best known for playing Vincent van Gogh in "Lust for Life" or to others playing the role of Spartacus. He was the epitome of toughness and intensity. His movie career has left us a lifetime of memories.
Just like you remember your first car, your first pet leaves you with many memories that last a lifetime. My first and favorite pet was a mix breed dog named "Brownie" who I found on a Brooklyn apartment rooftop when I was six. Brownie was our loyal and loving dog for 15 years.
If you play rock guitar or just an avid listener of guitar solos, you have your Top 10 list. I share my list. Let me know if we agree on some or any that I've listed? If not, tell me your Top 10 must listen to solos.
If you're single, it's not easy to meet someone, especially now with the COVID-19 pandemic still somewhat happening. It's even harder to meet someone if you are 55+ years of age like I am. However, now with most people vaccinated things have opened up. Yes, it's worth a try or two, maybe three.
The 2.5 favorite Browns host the Ravens. Browns are coming off a Bye. They got a lot of help considering Baltimore, Bills, Raiders, Bengals, and Denver all lost. Ahead of them for a wild-card spot is the Bills (7-5), Chargers (7-5), Pittsburgh (6-5-1), Bengals (7-5) and Colts (7-6).
Boston, it was the Red Sox 6-2 over the Yankees in the wild card game. In the 1st, Bogaerts a 2-run HR. In the 3rd Schwarber a solo HR. Cole was relieved in the 3rd. He went 2 innings allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, struck out 4, and walked 2. Eovaldi went 5.1 innings allowed 1 run on 4 hits, 8 Ks.
Noah Syndergaard missed all of '20 and most of '21 recovering from Tommy John surgery. He started today, went just 1 inning, allowed 2 runs on 3 hits. He finishes the season going 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA, but pitched just 2 innings all year. He's a free agent. I expect the Mets to sign him for a year/2
Experiencing Vertigo for the first time is scary. You feel like you were hit by a title wave. You have no balance, can't stand up straight initially once an attack comes on. You feel nauseous and dizzy. Suddenly your world is spinning out of control. Getting it a second time I learned what to do.
Yankees season is over as is Judge's 1-year contract that paid him $10.175 million this season. Next year is his last year of arbitration. We know he's assured of getting a raise based on his stats in '21: 39 HRs 98 RBIs .287. Will he be offered a long-term contract by the Yankees instead?
September 18th was the 51st anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's passing. Still today many consider him to be the greatest, most influential rock guitarist ever. He died of a drug overdose at age 27 in London. Hendrix's music and performances are legendary. Great music stands the test of time.
Defensive End Myles Garrett indefinite suspension is over. NFL reinstated Garrett this week. He's eligible to play in the Browns 2020 opener.
Mercury International which bought what was Dowling College in Oakdale in 2017, was recently absorbed by the Hunan Bank of China. They will keep up with the taxes but will likely do nothing with what was once picture-perfect property other than list it on their balance sheet
Opening day for the NY Yankees is April 1st. Likely the most famous Sicilian son of all-time is Joe DiMaggio who was the 6th of 7 children of Italian immigrant parents from Sicily. DiMaggio "The Yankee Clipper" was inducted in HOF in 1955 with a lifetime batting average of .325 and 2,214 hits.
Anyone that's played guitar on stage or in their room, has their own Top 10 list and reasons why. Who's your favorite player(s)?
Harry Nilsson was a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter born in Bedford Stuyvesant. As a teenager, he moved to LA to escape poverty and pursue a career in music. He won a Grammy for singing "Everybody's Talkin." He wrote "One" which the band Three Dog Night turned into a hit.
I was flat-out lucky to have a rock solid father for 50 years of my life when a few of my closest friends loss their Dad when they were teenagers. June 20th was Father's Day, don't wait until then to appreciate your father. Celebrate each day with him, especially if you're 50+ years of age.
Let us not ever forget the importance of Veterans Day. I'm proud to say my father served in the U.S. Navy aboard the Antietam CV-36 during WW11 and my nephew served in the Marines in Afghanistan. If you see a veteran today you know or even don't know, thank them for their service.
May 9th was Mother's Day. My life hasn't been the same since Mom passed on 5/29/08. However, I realize how fortunate I was to have such a wonderful mother for so long. Don't wait until Mother's Day to celebrate and appreciate that you still have a Mom especially if you are 50+ years of age.
The Holidays are approaching, with that comes new scratch-off tickets. Yes, Holidays or any scratch-off can be a rush when you win something good or big. However, beware they can be addictive. You need to know when to stop playing.
I decided to head South to North Carolina. It was touted to be a good place to live and work, which it is. Unfortunately, the good paying job part never materialized. I tried. Next!
The transition from New York to North Carolina wasn't as smooth as the new roads that abound in NC. The quality of life was good, housing is affordable, but can you land a good paying job in the area?
If you're considering moving to the South from New York to say North Carolina, get ready to embrace change. Living in North Carolina for me has been peaceful and positive, but not productive financially thus far one year later. NC does offer good...