On August 31st, 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 were sold to Steve Cohen for $2.475 billion. He's not yet approved as owner. He needs 23 votes of approval from the other 29 team owners. If approved (most likely) he will name former Mets former GM Sandy Alderson (2010-18) as President. Alderson, 72 will was waste no time making changes.
U.S. COVID-19 cases are still surging and have no surpassed 13,000,000 to go sadly with 266,966 deaths. Congress returns on Monday (11/30). With unemployment running out for millions of Americans on 12/26 they need pass a stop-gap stimulus bill before Biden takes office 1/21/21.
It's official by a 26-4 MLB owners vote, Steve Cohen is the approved Owner (95%) of the Mets. He paid $2.4 Billion for the team. Former Mets GM (2010-2018) is the President of Baseball Operations. Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is out as is Omar Minaya. Who will the Mets sign, who will be the Mgr, etc.
Hollywood lost a cinema legend on 2/9. Kirk Douglas died at the age of 103. He may be best known as 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 long movie career has left us all 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.
Mets surprisingly signed former Yankee right-handed reliever Dellin Betances, age 31, to a deal worth $10.5 million. With incentives he could earn $13 million a year. That if he appears in 70 games. He also has a player option for 2021.
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 happening. Can you spot someone of potential interest with a surgical or N95 mask on? You can't even see their smile or facial expression. Even harder to meet someone if you are 55+ years of age like I am.
Browns haven't made the playoffs since 2002. That's the longest playoff drought in the NFL. If Cleveland beats Jacksonville (7 point road favorite) the chances of making the postseason grow more likely. Browns will play without Garrett (Reserve/COVID-19 list) and Denzel Ward (calf strain).
Though many Met fans wanted Dusty Baker to replace Carlos Beltran as the team's manager. Instead, Mets hired within and promoted Luis Rojas, who's 38 and is the son of Felipe Alou to be their manager. Many of the players applaud the move including Pete Alonso who played for him in the minors.
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.
Aaron Judge's salary jumped from $684,300 in 2019 to $8,500,000 in 2020. He doesn't become an unrestricted free agent until 2023. What will the Yankees pay him eventually via a long-term deal?
9/18/2020 marked the 50th 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.
Defensive End Myles Garrett indefinite suspension is over. NFL reinstated Garrett this week. He's eligible to play in the Browns 2020 opener.
Mercury Int'l. bought the 25-arce waterfront Dowling campus property in 2017 for $26.1 million. Suffolk County plans to seize the property due to $4,000,000 in unpaid taxes. By January 2021 the deed can be taken and the property sold if Mercury doesn't pay back taxes within 6 months.
Mets won a grievance against Cespedes age 34, for a non-sports related injury that happen on his Florida ranch in which he suffered a broken ankle. As a result, Cespedes' 2020 salary was slashed from $29.5 to $6 million. He's in his final year of a 4-year $110 million deal.
Sebastian Maniscalco is a son of a Sicilian immigrant father. He's a comedian from Chicago who's done specials on Comedy Central, Showtime, appeared in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, published a book "Stay Hungry, sold out the Garden in Manhattan and also appeared in the movie "The Irishman"
Sadly another great electric guitarist has passed. Eddie Van Halen at age 65 to cancer. Anyone that's played guitar on stage or in their room has their own Top 10 list and reasons why.
For so many years Jerry Stiller who was born in Crowns Heights in Brooklyn, made us laugh. He made us laugh hard and often as Frank Costanza, George's father on Seinfeld then again he did the same as Arthur Spooner on King of Queens. He was equally as funny in Zoolander and...
I was flat-out lucky to have a rock solid father for nearly 50 years of my life when a few of my closest friends loss their dad when they were teenagers. June 21st was Father's Day, celebrate the day with him. My father lived to be 84.
Let us not forget the importance of November 11th; 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.
My beloved mother passed away on May 29th of 2008. My life hasn't been the same since. However, I realize how fortunate I was to have such a wonderful mother for so long. Don't wait just until Mother's Day to celebrate/appreciate you still have a Mom.
The holiday season will soon be upon us and with that comes new scratch-offs to play. Beware scratch-offs can be addictive. Don't be a scratch-off fool and catch the costly fever that will burn a hole in your pocket leaving you angry and broke. You will win if...
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...