MLB Postseason Preferences and Predictions


The Major League Baseball playoffs begin tonight and as I’ve done in previous years, I’d like to offer my opinions on which teams I would like to succeed and which teams I expect will actually win. This is an interesting year in that both of my favorite teams – the New York Mets and the…

Photopost: Meet the Mets


My family and I finished up the summer with an extended long weekend visiting my mother in the Bronx.  We took the time to explore New York and have a lot of fun. Here are photos from the first night when my son and I went to see the Mets take on the Washington Nationals,…

Major League Baseball Postseason Preferences & Predictions


Baseball’s postseason starts tonight, and so I’m going to run through which teams I want to win and which teams I will expect to win (likely not the same teams, as I do root for underdogs, but know that they rarely win). Preferences Wild Card Round Yankees vs. Astros – I’m tired of seeing the…

Book Review: The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times by Steven Travers


Author:Steven Travers Title: The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times  Publication Info: Lanham, Md : Taylor Trade, 2011. ISBN: 9781589796607 Summary/Review: I received a free advance review copy of this book through the Library Thing Early Reviewers program.  The biography of the great Mets pitcher and Hall of Fame baseball star is generally a hagiography from the…

Book Review: Best Mets by Matthew Silverman


Author: Matthew Silverman Title: Best Mets Publication Info: Lanham, Md. : Taylor Trade Pub., c2012. ISBN: 9781589796706 Summary/Review: I received and advanced copy of this book for free through the Library Thing Early Reviewers program, who like to send me books about baseball (I wonder why).  The title of the book pretty much sums things up, this is a book…

Photopost: Baseball Double Header


Over Memorial Day Weekend, I enjoyed a two-city, two-team, two-day baseball double header. On Sunday, I traveled down to New York to see R.A. Dickey and the Mets take on the San Diego Padres in the good company of some of my Mets fan friends. The next day, my son Peter & I went to…

Book Review: Taking the Field by Howard Megdal


Author: Howard Megdal Title: Taking the Field Publication Info: Bloomsbury USA (2011) ISBN: 9781608195794 Summary/Review: I received this book through the Library Thing Early Reviewer program.  Mets fan and sports journalist Howard Megdal, frustrated by the mismanagement of his favorite team decides to take action by running for the office of Mets general manager.  The…

Movie Review: Mathematically Alive


Title: Mathematically Alive: A Story of Fandom Release Date: 2007 Director: Joseph Coburn & Katherine Foronjy Production Co: Vitamin Enriched Inc. Country: United States Language: English Genre: Documentary / Sports Rating: *** Summary/Review: This movie is about something near and dear to my heart – fandom of the New York Mets.  Set during the historic…

Support Sharon and Team McGraw


I have an awesome friend name Sharon.  Today is her birthday but that’s not what this post is about.  I’m writing because in exactly one month Sharon will be running in the New York City Marathon.  Sharon’s story is inspiring in that just the past two years she’s lost a lot of weight, got in…