Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Some Thoughts on Bobblehead Dolls from the Mets

Over the years we have collected several bobblehead dolls from the Mets.  It used to be that all people who bought tickets got one as they entered, but now they limit it to the first 15,000 customers.  In order to get one, you must arrive at least 2 hours before game time and wait on line to get one.  Of course, some entrepreneurs get a doll and sell it on Ebay for as much as $100.

Some years ago we got one for Mo Vaughn while he was on the disabled list.  It turned out that he never again played for the Mets.  This weekend the Mets are giving away a bobblehead for Asrubal Cabrera who has just demanded a trade.  It is quite possible that less than a month after people get the doll, he will be on another team.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Another Bob Dylan Covers CD

I saw this mentioned on Facebook and saw that it got a good review in the Washington Post.  Of course, I had to order it so it should be in the mail today or tomorrow.  I guess I can't get enough of Bob Dylan covers.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Looking forward to the SABR Convention This Week

I was always interested in the history of baseball and heard of SABR, but a few years ago I joined it.  As I am approaching retirement, I wanted to have an outlet and become active in the organization and then "step it up" when I actually retire.  For about a year I have been the record keeper for SABR Games Project .  I wrote a few articles for a book about key Met games, but I really want to do more once I retire.

This year the annual convention will meet at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.  So I going and will try to meet many of the people that I have contacted through email.  The program is really excellent and I am looking forward to going.  There will be reports here later in the week.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Panhandlers Should Show Some Gratitude

For at least a few years there is a thin woman in downtown Flushing who shouts out "One Dollar, One Dollar."  I have probably passed her at least 100 times.  As a general rule, I don't give money to panhandlers, but this afternoon I felt kind hearted and gave her a dollar bill.  She didn't even say thank you.  Can't these people show a little gratitude?  Maybe the only words in English that she knows is one dollar.

Panhandlers often make up stories and use the money they get to buy drugs, but this woman obviously needed the money for food.  After this little experience, I will follow the advice on the photo above and donate to reputable charities that help out the hungry and homeless.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I Just Loved Today's Double Jeopardy Categories

The writers on Jeopardy must have known that I was watching tonight because they picked 6 categories in Double Jeopardy that made me smile:

  • Blowin' in the Wind
  • Tangled Up in Blue
  • It's Alright Ma (I'm only bleeding"
  • Things Have Changed
  • Forever "Young"
  • Bob Dylan

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Missing Dad on Fathers Day

It is almost 20 years since my Dad, Irving Slutsky, passed away.  I still miss him after all these years.  For many years he worked for 6 days a week to support his family.  He is certainly not forgotten.
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