Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mets Thoughts

The Mets are a mess, again. As we enter Memorial Day weekend, the team sits at 23-27, 8.5 games behind the division-leading Philadelphia Phillies. People would normally point to the team’s high payroll, and call them a bunch of over-paid underachievers. But these aren’t normal times: the team’s owner, Fred Wilpon, was the subject of […]

Waiting for Godot

Watching the GOP presidential nomination race reminds me of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play “Waiting for Godot.” Nearly all Republicans are unhappy with the field as it currently stands; many hope a savior will show up, rescue the party, and lead it to victory against Barack Obama in November 2012. Recent polls show that none of […]


Golf has lost its most charismatic figure and, arguably, its most important individual. Seve Ballesteros passed away Saturday at the age of 54, after battling a malignant brain tumor for the past three years. The five time major champion and Ryder Cup star was the pivotal man who led European golf’s renaissance in the 1980s. […]

Appreciating Aaron

Great ballplayers have an iconic moment, an image fans immediately recall when hearing the player’s name. Ted Williams homering in his final at bat; Willie Mays’ catch off Vic Wertz in Game One of the 1954 World Series; Babe Ruth calling his shot at Wrigley Field. Hank Aaron’s moment came on April 8, 1974, when […]