Thursday, November 23, 2006

I love Thanksgiving...

Without question my favorite holiday. No presents, no
commercialization just good food and, hopefully, good
company. I wish every holiday was this uncomplicated.
Happy Thanksgiving all.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Nothing like a dentist appt after a rough day at work. Blinding pain to cap off the day. Perfect...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Played my last game of golf for the year...

I imagine. Pretty nice weather for late November really. Partly sunny and in the mid-fifties. Good stuff. We played a course way out on the island, (exit 70!!). Calverton Links, very nice course and a reduced green fee due to the lateness of the season. My score was nothing to write home about but we had fun and that's what matters. Now the long golf winter begins...sigh.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

That's one way to lower attendance....

Its official, the Mets have sold out. The new stadium will be named Citi Field, after Citibank. My 10 year old son heard this last night, paused for a moment, and then commented, "that stinks." A young boy gets it and all the suits in the Mets organization don't. I predict that whatever money the bank is forking over for the branding rights here will be lost many times over from the fans. Nobody is going to feel good about going to a ballpark named after a bank. Nobody. Shea Stadium was named after William Shea who, concerned about the loss of the Dodgers from Brooklyn, lobbied the league for a new NY team. Shea was successful and the Mets are the result. God forbid they should keep that name. There was even talk of naming the new park after Jackie Robinson, which also would have been a good call in my opinion. The Mets are sort of the spiritual successors to the fabled Dodgers,(the real Dodgers, not the joke out west), and honoring Jackie Robinson, the Dodger who broke the color barrier in baseball (to say nothing about being one of the true greats of the game) would have cemented that relationship in the public's mind. Instead, the Mets went the Walmart route. A fast buck at the expense of their reputation. Shame really. It will be a riot if Citibank merges with say Bank of Tokyo and the stadium has to be renamed Tokyo Park or some such nonsense. Then again, if it happens, the Mets will have only themselves to blame.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Very weird weather in NYC today. Feels like late
spring. I'm wearing a short sleeve polo shirt, no
jacket, and I'm comfortable. Isn't November supposed
to be cold? Don't get me wrong, I'm sure enjoying
this but it feels really odd.

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