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Holy Cow! Yanks Win ALDS - Bring on the Astros!

As Phil Rizzuto used to say, "Holy Cow!" The Yankees win three straight after losing the first two to the Cleveland Indians, and advance to the American League Championship Series to face the Houston Astros! Go Yankees! Postscript (24 October...

Posted in Notablog on October 11, 2017 11:48 PM

A Wild Yankee Win... Onto Cleveland!

The New York Yankees were down 3-0 in the first inning of tonight's one-game "Wild Card" playoff with the Minnesota Twins, the winner of which would go on to face the Cleveland Indians in the Division Series, preceding the American...

Posted in Notablog on October 4, 2017 01:08 AM

Michael Southern: Triumphs and Tragedy

In May 1981, I had earned my undergraduate degree magna cum laude from New York University, with a triple major in politics, economics, and history (with honors). To say I was stoked to have been accepted to the NYU doctoral...

Posted in Notablog on September 29, 2017 01:35 AM

All Rise for The Judge

Since the 2017 season began, I have been watching the young Bronx Bombers (aka "the Baby Bombers") with great interest. In my playbook, with the era of the Core Four long gone, and a young group being nourished in the...

Posted in Notablog on September 25, 2017 06:34 PM

In Memory of Three New Yorkers: Wolff, Landau, and Romero

This past weekend, three New Yorkers died, each of whom left a significant mark on American popular culture. On Saturday, July 15, 2017, legendary sports broadcaster Bob Wolff died, at the age of 96. Born in New York City on...

Posted in Notablog on July 18, 2017 06:36 AM

Derek Jeter Day in the Bronx

Today, in the Bronx, at the iconic Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees organization retires the Number 2 worn by its All-Star shortstop [YouTube link] from 1996 to his retirement in 2014. Derek Jeter remains pure class in my scorebook;...

Posted in Notablog on May 14, 2017 12:02 AM

Song of the Day #1398

Song of the Day: Go, Cubs, Go!, words and music by Steve Goodman, is the song of the day for the baseball team that has broken the 108-year World Series victory drought for the fans who will soon see a...

Posted in Notablog on November 3, 2016 01:13 AM

A Yankee Fan Salutes Mets' Mike Piazza, Hall of Famer

When the Yankees used to face off against the Mets in interleague play, even during their late 1990s-early 2000s storm into the postseason, the most feared man on the opposing team was always Mike Piazza, the former Mets catcher. He...

Posted in Notablog on July 24, 2016 02:27 PM

Song of the Day #1320

Song of the Day: The Man in the Iron Mask ("Opening"; "A Boy") [TCM clip], composed by Lud Gluskin and Lucien Morawek, received an Oscar nomination for their score to the 1939 film loosely based on the last section of...

Posted in Notablog on February 16, 2016 12:15 PM

The Frank Sinatra Centenary: Celebrating an American Icon

A "Song of the Day" Sinatra Tribute Begins "From This Moment On" Today, Tuesday, November 24, 2015, I begin a tribute to Francis Albert Sinatra, which will culminate on Saturday, December 12, 2015, the day on which we will mark...

Posted in Notablog on November 24, 2015 12:02 AM

Can a Diehard Yankees Fan Root for the Mets? You Betcha!

Yesterday, I was listening to ESPN Radio, to Yankees sports broadcaster Michael Kay, whom I respect, going on and on that a "diehard Yankee fan" can't possibly root for the New York Mets in the postseason. He's gone so far...

Posted in Notablog on October 21, 2015 04:05 PM

It's Over But it Ain't

One of the most famous sayings attributed to the late, great New York Yankees' catcher, Yogi Berra, was: "It ain't over 'til it's over." Alas, today we learned that for Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra, the consummate ballplayer, it is indeed...

Posted in Notablog on September 23, 2015 11:55 PM

Song of the Day #1207

Song of the Day: My Way, with English lyrics written by Paul Anka, was set to music by Claude Francois and Jacques Revaux, for the French composition, "Comme d'habitude." It was popularized by the Chairman of the Board, and though...

Posted in Notablog on September 28, 2014 07:54 PM

It Ain't Over Till It's Over, But . . .

I have seen many remarkable moments in Derek Jeter's remarkable career. From his 1996 "Rookie of the Year" season to his 2012 season, when, at the age of 38, he led the major leagues with 212 hits, before opening the...

Posted in Notablog on September 26, 2014 02:46 PM

Every Day is Derek Jeter Day

Religious fan that I am of the great shortstop of the New York Yankees, I am glued to my television set today, watching the festivities in celebration of the achievements of the Captain of the team, who retires at the...

Posted in Notablog on September 7, 2014 02:23 PM

Song of the Day #1190

Song of the Day: I Will Say Goodbye, music by Michel Legrand, lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, is a gloriously melodic, if sad, song from the Legrand-Bergman songbook. My favorite instrumental version of the song is by jazz pianist...

Posted in Notablog on July 16, 2014 09:15 AM

Song of the Day #1189

Song of the Day: Always, words and music by Irving Berlin, is a 1925 gem that Berlin wrote as a wedding gift for his wife. The song has been recorded so many times by artists from Frank Sinatra to Patsy...

Posted in Notablog on July 4, 2014 03:37 PM

Song of the Day #1187

Song of the Day: Rock the Boat, words and music by Waldo Holmes, was a #1 Billboard Hot 100 single, that was bubbling in the Top Ten on this very date in 1974, when Derek Jeter was born. On this...

Posted in Notablog on June 26, 2014 08:24 PM

OH NO My Captain, Say it Ain't So

The last of the so-called "Core Four," Captain Derek Jeter has announced that the 2014 season will be his final in professional baseball. The past year, he sported so many injuries, this Yankee fan was starting to doubt that he'd...

Posted in Notablog on February 12, 2014 03:30 PM

Song of the Day #1143

Song of the Day: Enter Sandman, written by Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, and Lars Ulrich, is the Metallica song that allows us to celebrate the exit of The Sandman himself, legendary relief pitcher, Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in the...

Posted in Notablog on October 18, 2013 10:03 AM

Song of the Day #1125

Song of the Day: Sweet Caroline, words and music by Neil Diamond, was a huge hit for the singer. Today, a few days after the horrific massacre at the Boston Marathon, the song takes on an even more poignant tone...

Posted in Notablog on April 18, 2013 06:42 PM

Song of the Day #1123

Song of the Day: Drive By, words and music by Patrick Monahan, Espen Lind, and Amund Bjorklund, was recorded by the band Train. The full song can be heard on YouTube, but I must admit that I have a sentimental...

Posted in Notablog on April 1, 2013 02:12 PM

Song of the Day #1080

Song of the Day: Swept Away, words and music by Sara Allen and Daryl Hall (who provides the guitar solo), was a terrific #1 1984 dance track recorded by Diana Ross. So, the Detroit Tigers Swept Away the New York...

Posted in Notablog on October 29, 2012 12:10 PM

Yankees: On To Spring Training!

UGH. Boy was that awful. The Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees in the ALCS, and move on to the World Series. Nothing was more awful than losing The Captain, who went down in Game 1 of this series...

Posted in Notablog on October 18, 2012 07:37 PM

Yankees: On To the ALCS!!!

The New York Yankees just won the ALDS in 5 games, beating the tough Baltimore Orioles, 3-1, with C.C. Sabathia going the distance. It never gets old. Now, the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. Go Yanks!...

Posted in Notablog on October 12, 2012 08:07 PM

Song of the Day #1059

Song of the Day: Whatever Lola Wants, music by Richard Adler, lyrics by Jerry Ross, is from the 1955 Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" on Broadway: "Damn Yankees." Performed by Gwen Verdon in the musical, with the choreography of Bob Fosse,...

Posted in Notablog on June 2, 2012 08:33 PM

Song of the Day #1038

Song of the Day: The Unsinkable Molly Brown ("I Ain't Down Yet"), words and music by Meredith Wilson, is featured in the 1960 Broadway musical, in which the lead character was played by Tammy Grimes, who won the 1961 Tony...

Posted in Notablog on April 13, 2012 10:05 AM

Song of the Day #1081

Song of the Day: Glory Days, composed and performed by "The Boss," Bruce Springsteen, appears on his huge hit album, "Born in the U.S.A." It's the perfect way to kick off the New York Yankees' 2012 baseball season, which begins...

Posted in Notablog on April 6, 2012 03:07 PM

Song of the Day #1080

Song of the Day: Meet the Mets, words and lyrics by Ruth Roberts and Bill Katz, is the fight song of the New York Mets, who open their 2012 baseball season today at Citi Field. I'm a diehard Yankees fan,...

Posted in Notablog on April 5, 2012 01:08 PM

Song of the Day #1020

Song of the Day: Heaven Can Wait features the Oscar-nominated score of composer Dave Grusin. It's one of my favorite cinema comedies (actually an adaptation of Harry Segall's 1938 play of the same name, and a remake of the 1941...

Posted in Notablog on February 5, 2012 12:44 AM

Yankees: Looking Back ... and To The Future

Fifty years ago today, New York Yankees right fielder Roger Maris hit his 61st home run of the season, setting what was, then, the single-season home run record. 61 in '61. It was long said, however, that this achievement would...

Posted in Notablog on October 1, 2011 11:42 PM

Song of the Day #990

Song of the Day: Somebody to Love, composed by Heather Bright, The Stereotypes, and Justin Bieber, was recorded by Bieber for his album, My World 2.0. My favorite version of the pop dance hit is the "remix," performed by Bieber,...

Posted in Notablog on August 11, 2011 10:22 AM

D3K

Readers of Notablog surely know that I've had a long-time bromance with the great Yankee Captain, shortstop Derek Jeter. A few minutes ago, DJ got his 3000th hit, the first New York Yankee player... in fact, the first player in...

Posted in Notablog on July 9, 2011 02:16 PM

Song of the Day #955

Song of the Day: Time Remembered [YouTube clip at that link] is a magnificent composition written and performed by the timeless jazz pianist Bill Evans. It is posted in remembrance, today, of two members of the New York Yankees family...

Posted in Notablog on July 18, 2010 09:54 PM

New York Yankees: World Series Champs!

It's like New Year's Eve in the neighborhood right now... because the New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2, to earn their 27th World Series Championship! CONGRATULATIONS to the greatest franchise in sports history!...

Posted in Notablog on November 5, 2009 12:02 AM

Congrats to the Yankees for 40th AL Banner!

Last night, the New York Yankees won their 40th American League Championship Pennant, beating the LA Angels of Anaheim four games to two. The World Series opens in Da Bronx on Wednesday, October 28th against the Philadelphia Phillies. Yuck. I...

Posted in Notablog on October 26, 2009 11:57 AM

Derek Jeter: All-Time Yankees Hits Leader

My favorite Yankee player just broke the all-time franchise hit record, held by the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig, for the past 72 years. Derek Jeter's single in the third inning---his 2,722nd lifetime hit---pulled him ahead of Gehrig, for the lead...

Posted in Notablog on September 12, 2009 01:12 AM

Shea Goodbye to 2008 Baseball Season

The Mets and the Yankees ended the 2008 season on losing notes yesterday; the Mets closed Shea Stadium to make way for the 2009 opening of Citi Field with a devastating loss to the Florida Marlins for the second straight...

Posted in Notablog on September 29, 2008 07:55 AM

Farewell, Yankee Stadium

Readers of Notablog know that I am a fanatic when it comes to the New York Yankees. Tonight, the 85-year old Yankee Stadium, "the House that Ruth Built," hosts the final regular season baseball game of its storied history. The...

Posted in Notablog on September 21, 2008 12:05 PM

Derek Jeter Breaks Record

Yankee fans have little to cheer this year; the team ain't gonna make the postseason, and the Ol' Stadium is being torn down at the end of the season, as a new one opens across the street for the 2009...

Posted in Notablog on September 17, 2008 06:50 AM

All Star Stadium

Thank goodness for DVR... 'cause some of us just keep fighting to stay awake for some of these events that seem to go on and on all night! Nevertheless, it was an event worth watching, if only because the 2008...

Posted in Notablog on July 16, 2008 10:27 AM

Bobby Murcer, RIP

I was very deeply saddened by the loss of Bobby Murcer, a long-time Yankees player and broadcaster, and all-around-good-guy. Murcer had been battling cancer for quite a while, and his fans, and I count myself among them, were rooting for...

Posted in Notablog on July 13, 2008 09:54 PM

Play Ball 2008!

Today marks the last Opening Day at the Old Yankee Stadium. Next year, a new ballpark opens across the street from the field of dreams. And in another week, Shea Stadium will have its last Opening Day, as the Mets...

Posted in Notablog on March 31, 2008 09:25 AM

No Rain on Our Parade

There is a 50% chance for rain in the Big Apple, but it's all sunshine in Giants land today. The Giants parade up the "Canyon of Heroes" begins at 11 a.m. in celebration of their improbable victory over the New...

Posted in Notablog on February 5, 2008 09:15 AM

Goodbye Donnie Baseball; Hello Joe G.

Many Yankee fans thought for sure that beloved Don Mattingly would become the new manager of the New York Yankees. It turns out that Donnie Baseball is not to be in the Bronx, and former Yankees catcher Joe Girardi (who...

Posted in Notablog on October 30, 2007 07:00 AM

Baseball $ox

Congratulations to Red Sox Nation for their second World Series championship in the new century. Looks like the beginning of the last century ... Perhaps the Bosox will try to deal a death blow to their hated rivals, the New...

Posted in Notablog on October 29, 2007 07:05 AM

Passings

Changes happening... some permanent... let me note a few: o Deborah Kerr, whom I loved in such movies as "The King and I," "An Affair to Remember," and "Quo Vadis," passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. o Joey Bishop,...

Posted in Notablog on October 19, 2007 08:00 PM

Holy Cow! Yanks Clinch Wild Card!

Holy Cow, indeed! After a miserable start to the season, the Yanks came roaring back and have clinched the Wild Card in the American League. Post-season starts next week! Stay tuned!...

Posted in Notablog on September 27, 2007 06:15 AM

New York Movies and "The Fugitive"

I'm so behind in my reading of the New York Daily News that I just discovered that Elizabeth Weitzman referred to me in a recent column of hers, which continues a series of enlightening articles she's been writing on people's...

Posted in Notablog on August 20, 2007 07:11 AM

Merv and The Scooter

Over the past two days, two of the most memorable personalities of my youth passed away. Yesterday, I found out about the passing of Merv Griffin, who is known best today as the producer of long-running game shows, such as...

Posted in Notablog on August 14, 2007 07:45 PM

As the (Yankee) World Turns

Spring Training is here, and that means that as the Yankees take Legends Field in Florida, Soap Opera takes Center Stage! The media has been all over the changing relationship between Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez and shortstop Derek Jeter....

Posted in Notablog on February 21, 2007 10:24 AM

Jeter Wuz Robbed!

Readers of Notablog know that I'm a huge New York Yankees fan and a big Derek Jeter fan, and let me just say that, with regard to yesterday's balloting for the American League Most Valuable Player Award, in which Jeter...

Posted in Notablog on November 22, 2006 05:51 AM

Postseason Sparkle

There's a long, long way to go, but yesterday the postseason started off with a bang for Yankee fans. The Yanks took the opener of their division series against the Detroit Tigers, 8-4. MVP candidate Derek Jeter was terrific, going...

Posted in Notablog on October 4, 2006 06:24 AM

Baseball Fever Grips Apple

The Mets have won the National League East for the first time in 18 years. And the Yanks have taken the American League East for the ninth straight year. (And after a 25-game hitting streak, Captain Clutch is an MVP...

Posted in Notablog on September 21, 2006 06:57 AM

The House that George Built

Okay. Please put your rationality to the side. We're talking baseball fanaticism here. And the utility of good luck charms. And the disutility of curses! Last summer, I expressed jitters with regard to the newly proposed Yankee Stadium, which will...

Posted in Notablog on August 18, 2006 05:59 AM

All-Time Yankees

Tom Stone continues to post draft chapters on his all-time baseball teams. Yesterday, he posted on his selections for the Yankees All-Time Team, and I largely agree with all his choices. If Alex Rodriguez ever comes into his own at...

Posted in Notablog on June 18, 2006 08:26 AM

D2K

Notablog readers don't need to be reminded that Derek Jeter is one of my favorite Yankees of all time. Well, the Yanks are currently losing to the Kansas City Royals, 7-5; the game is in rain delay. But this much...

Posted in Notablog on May 26, 2006 10:43 PM

Major League Round-Up

The New York Mets won their opener, 3-2, hosting the biggest Opening Day sellout crowd in their history at Shea Stadium, with 3B David Wright hitting an opposite field home run. And then, last night, the New York Yankees rocked...

Posted in Notablog on April 4, 2006 07:00 AM

Play Ball!

The World Champion Chicago White Sox opened the 2006 baseball season with a win last night. Today, weather permitting, the New York Mets open their season at Shea Stadium, and the Yankees open their season on the road, in Oakland....

Posted in Notablog on April 3, 2006 07:31 AM

Spring (Training) is Here

With a dismal forecast by the Groundhog, and the biggest snowfall in New York City history, with temperatures entering the 60s today, and dropping back down to the 20s tonight, we're not quite sure what season it is. But yesterday,...

Posted in Notablog on February 17, 2006 09:30 AM

Eu-Damon-ia

The whole freaking world is falling apart, I know. The Iraqi elections have emboldened a religious element with ties to Iran. Iran has a President who spouts anti-Semitic garbage, boasts about nuclear ambitions, and bans Western music. The Transit Worker's...

Posted in Notablog on December 21, 2005 07:11 AM

A-Rod: MVP

Alex Rodriguez, third baseman for the NY Yankees, edged out Bosox DH David Ortiz to become the 2005 MVP of the American League. Read all about it here. As I expressed here, I'm somewhat ambivalent about A-Rod's MVP. He had...

Posted in Notablog on November 14, 2005 03:46 PM

Ron Guidry: Yankee Pitching Coach

Notablog readers know that Ron Guidry is one of my favorite Yankees of all-time (see here, for example). I was really sorry to see pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre leave the Bronx, but good news for the Yanks: Guidry has taken...

Posted in Notablog on November 5, 2005 12:35 PM

Oh Captain, My Captain

Well, it's little consolation for being knocked out of the postseason so quickly, but... the first of the postseason honors are coming in, and my favorite Yankee, shortstop and Captain of the team, Derek Jeter got his second straight Gold...

Posted in Notablog on November 1, 2005 09:55 PM

Patrick Giles, RIP

Patrick Giles was a writer. His articles appeared in the NY Times, Newsday, Interview, and so many other periodicals. I first met Patrick online on one of those contentious e-forums. We had a few things in common: We were both...

Posted in Notablog on October 25, 2005 06:50 PM

Waitil Next Year!

Yeah, yeah, I'm disappointed in the Yankees' loss last night to the Angels. The "Waitil Next Year!" refrain is starting to make me sound like an old Brooklyn Dodgers' fan. I could go on and on about why I think...

Posted in Notablog on October 11, 2005 09:05 AM

Touring a Baseball Cathedral

The 2005 baseball postseason is set: Of most interest to this New York fan, the Yankees are headed out West to play the Angels. (If the rumors are true, some NY baseball greats might be joining the Los Angeles Angels...

Posted in Notablog on October 3, 2005 08:44 AM

Yankees Win the AL East!!!

The New York Yankees win the Eastern Division of the American League, beating Boston today, and heading to the postseason for the 11th straight year. Lots more to follow. It's just great to achieve this AL title (and Boston is...

Posted in Notablog on October 1, 2005 04:51 PM

Barry Bonds v. Babe Ruth

Last night, Alex Rodriguez set the Yankees' single-season club home-run record for right-handed hitters: he hit the 47th home-run of the season, eclipsing Joe DiMaggio's record 46 HRs. (And the Yanks have moved one game up, into sole possession of...

Posted in Notablog on September 29, 2005 08:20 AM

There Are No Rose Petals in Baseball

Readers of Notablog are familiar with the humanity inherent in my "Rose Petal Assumption," that is, the assumption that it is possible to find "one rose petal in a pile of manure." It makes for a wonderful way to bridge...

Posted in Notablog on September 24, 2005 10:15 AM

The Bugs of Summer

A few summers back, I was going through a particularly difficult period. Everything seemed to be going wrong on so many levels. The weather was miserable. My health wasn't too great. Friends and family were in distress over other life...

Posted in Notablog on September 20, 2005 11:08 AM

The Comic Book Geek Revolutionaries

Okay, I'm not a total Comic Book Geek; I did score 82% "comic pure," which does not make me a Comic Book Geek by any stretch of the imagination. But clearly, there is still 18% "comic corruption" in my soul....

Posted in Notablog on September 14, 2005 09:41 AM

Song of the Day #328

Song of the Day: Let's Get it Started is credited to six writers, including Jamie Gomez and Allan Pineda of the hip hop hybrid group known as Black Eyed Peas. It has become a rhythmic anthem of sorts in many...

Posted in Notablog on July 12, 2005 08:24 AM

Derek Jeter, Yankee

From the very first moment that he took the field in 1995 to his full Rookie of the Year season in 1996, from his naming as MVP of the 2000 All-Star Game and 2000 World Series to his naming as...

Posted in Notablog on June 18, 2005 10:37 PM

A New Yankee Stadium?

I watched the whole YES Network press conference, with all those self-congratulating politicians, as the Yankee brass unveiled their plans for a new Stadium, this one a retro-design that harks back to the original 1923 cathedral of baseball. Okay, so...

Posted in Notablog on June 16, 2005 07:47 AM

History Matters

Rather than clutter up previous Notablog posts (here, here, and here) with endless updates, I'm republishing today's SOLO HQ comments (from here) as a separate entry. This has been an interesting discussion for me, because I'm in the midst of...

Posted in Notablog on June 3, 2005 10:57 AM

Another Winner Last Night

Derek Jeter led the New York Yankees to a win over the Detroit Tigers, 4-2, with one of those classic catches that will be shown on sports highlight shows for eons ... along with his many other spectacular plays. Yanks...

Posted in Notablog on May 26, 2005 10:58 AM

Subway Series Slopfest

Well, it was an enjoyable "Subway Series" between baseball's New York Yankees and New York Mets. Yanks took two of the three games at Shea Stadium, including the last one pitched by Pedro Martinez (formerly of Red Sox Nation). Though...

Posted in Notablog on May 24, 2005 08:59 AM

Happy Birthday, Yogi!

No, not Yogi Bear! Yogi BERRA! He turns 80 years young today. And his Yogi-isms still crack me up. Happy Birthday to a great Yankee! Comments welcome....

Posted in Notablog on May 12, 2005 09:32 AM

The Dialectics of Baseball

Some people, who admit to their own obsessions, have noted my obsession with baseball, and have wondered when I'm going to explain the sport's "dialectical significance," along with its "singular place in the fabric of liberty and of our nationís...

Posted in Notablog on April 17, 2005 04:59 PM

Yanks 2, Boston 0

I know, I know, it's still very early ... but that was fun. The Bosox tied the game in the 9th inning, and Derek Jeter came up in the bottom of the 9th, the Stadium bathed in spring sunlight, and...

Posted in Notablog on April 5, 2005 04:47 PM

Yanks 1, Boston 0

Okay, we've got a long way to go. But it was still nice seeing pitcher Randy Johnson make his debut at The Stadium. It was still nice seeing shortstop, and Yankee captain, Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees beat...

Posted in Notablog on April 4, 2005 10:32 AM

Song of the Day #221

Song of the Day: Take Me Out to the Ball Game, composed by Jack Norworth in 1908 (and re-fashioned in 1927), is a perennial baseball park favorite, and one of my all-time favorites too... because it reminds me of my...

Posted in Notablog on April 3, 2005 01:00 PM

A Word About Links

Yesterday, I posted the following comment on SOLO HQ, which is worth reproducing here at Notablog. It also elicited additional follow-up starting here and continuing here (with a response from me here about a television interview I gave back in...

Posted in Notablog on March 10, 2005 08:52 AM

Congratulations to Ken and Willie

In the world of games and sports, big congratulations to two winners today: Ken Jennings, who, after 66 appearances on "Jeopardy," has cumulative winnings of $2,197,000, making him the biggest game-show winner ever. And to former Yankee second baseman and...

Posted in Notablog on November 4, 2004 07:30 AM

The Fall Classic

I have some follow-up thoughts about the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry in today's L&P post: "The Fall Classic." Check out the comments too....

Posted in Notablog on October 22, 2004 09:43 AM

When You're a Loser ...

... it doesn't feel all that good. And what a loss it was for Yankee fans. But who am I to talk about losses? Not in the face of a history of enormous losses by the Boston Red Sox, who...

Posted in Notablog on October 21, 2004 08:36 AM

It All Comes Down to This

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are tied at three games each in the American League Championship Series. The winner meets the National League champ in the World Series. Boston pitcher Curt Schilling was the big winner...

Posted in Notablog on October 20, 2004 09:53 AM

Yanks versus Sox, Again

The Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins, and advance to the American League Championship Series to face their long-time rivals, the Boston Red Sox. See my post at L&P: Here We Go Again.......

Posted in Notablog on October 9, 2004 09:33 PM

October Baseball

Whether the Yankees ultimately win or lose this division series with the Minnesota Twins, last night's game, for Yankee fans especially, was the quintessential example of October baseball. A thrilling, dramatic extra-inning game in Da Bronx, as Derek Jeter, Alex...

Posted in Notablog on October 7, 2004 07:29 AM

Song of the Day #36

(Yes, #36: I neglected to take into account the two songs I picked on 9/11/04; so the titles have been corrected, and even the daily listing here has been corrected to reflect the change.) Song of the Day: Here Come...

Posted in Notablog on October 5, 2004 07:29 AM

Neocon Newbie

In addition to some brief observations about the New York Yankees' post-season, I have some observations on another game: the game of politics. Check out my Liberty & Power (L&P) post on Kerry's growing affection for neoconservative foreign policy prescriptions:...

Posted in Notablog on October 4, 2004 12:25 PM

October 01, 2004

Congratulations to the New York Yankees, who won their 100th game of the season last night, along with the Eastern Division of the American League. The game was won on Bernie Williams' walk-off 2-run homer, the 241st home-run of the...

Posted in Notablog on October 2, 2004 01:40 PM