Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
We went to the Met game at Shea Stadium today and saw the Mets complete a three game sweep of the Oakland A's by wiining 10-2. John Maine was the winning pitcher while Jose Valentin hit a three run home run. It seems that the Mets have ended their June swoon.
Tomorrow we are leaving for our second Jay Buckley Baseball Tour of the midwest (http://www.jaybuckley.com) . If you check this blog for August 27, 2006, you will read my report of last years 4 day trip. This year we are going for 6 days to Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinati, and Chicago(Wrigley Field). I do not have a laptop computer, so I will take nots with pen and paper and report back here next week. You only go round once in life and you may as well do things that you enjoy.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
The Yankee game started at 3:55 while Saturday Night Oldies started at 6 PM as usual. The Mets played the Oakland A's starting at 7 PM. The Yankee game was lasted 13 innings as the Bronx Bombers lost 6-5. Sorry about that Din. The Mets and the A's were deadlocked in a scoreless tie until David Wright drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. I caught most of Saturday Night Oldies.
The fantastic three went to the movies earlier in the day and saw the Fantastic Four.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Today I almost repeated August 18, 2006 (http://journals.aol.com/bruces8852/BrucesJournal/entries/2006/08/18/baseball-books-for-my-baseball-trip/402)
Since I have Fridays off and Lee was finished with school, we drove over to Crocheron Park in Bayside. Afterward, we went over to the Bay Terrace Shooping Center where we ate lunch at Ben's Deli. From there we went over to the Barnes and Nobles Book Store where I bought the following 3 baseball books:
Tales from the Mets Dougout by Bruce Markusen
The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics by Alan Schwartz
After Jackie: Pride Prjudice and Baseball's forgotten heroes: An Oral History by Cal Fussman
I hope my librarian friends reading this blog will not cricize me for not using MLA or APA style guides. I just wrote down the title and author.
There will be plenty of time on the plane and on the bus rides coming up.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
I wanted Father's Day to be different this year. We started out by having breakfast at Uncle Bill's Diner in the neighborhood. I think this is the first time we have ever eaten breakfast out on a Sunday. From there I drove with Lee to Forest Park where we found out that they were reconstructing the playground area so Lee could not play basketball. Instead we took a long hike through the park.
In the early after noon we set out for the Whitney Museum (http://whitney.org) on Madison Avenue and 75th Street. There was an exhibit called "Summer of Love - Art of the Psychedelic Era" 2007 is the 40th anniversary of the summer of 1967 popularly called the Summer of Love. To quote the website:
Summer of Love revisits the unprecedented explosion of contemporary art and popular culture brought about by the civil unrest and pervasive social change of the 1960s and early 70s, when a new psychedelic aesthetic emerged in art, music, film, architecture, graphic design, and fashion. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs and sculptures by Richard Avedon, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol, among others.
Visitors of the museum were given an audio tour of the exhibit with an MP3 player that played songs associated with the artwork displayed. We enjoyed it.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Saturday, June 9, 2007
WABC was a top 40 hits station from 1960-1982 when it became a news talk station. Last night the station celebrated its 25th anniversary as a talk radio station by having a dinner cruise on the Hudson River. We boarded the boat about 6:00 PM when I met many of my fellow radio enthusiasts including Alan Berman, Linda Cohen, Mary Shaw, Ron Soldano, Peter Kanze, and Rob Frankel. Radio personalities from the talk and music era were there. Mark Simone, Mark Levin, Johnny Donovan and Curtis Sliwa represented the talk era when Cousin Bruce Morrow and Dan Ingram came from the Music Radio days. I was able to take photos there which may be seen at http://new.photos.yahoo.com/bruces8852/ Just click on the WABC Rewound Cruise album to see the photos from the cruise. It was somewhat sad to see Soup Sales there in poor physical condition. He was using a wheel chair and did not look well. He is 81 years old. He is noted for being on a children’s TV show, but in the 1980s also appeared on WNBC radio. The highlight of the evening was my taking a photo with Cousin Bruce Morrow.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Lee and I went to the barbershop together today since we both needed haircuts at the same time. I should consider myself luck to have a full head of hair since there are too many folliclly challenged managers out there with personality problems. From there we drove to Douglaston and walked around Little Neck Bay. At home we watched the last half of the Met game as they beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7 –1. Right now Lee is watching the Yankees as they trail the Red Sox 10-6. Those Yankee/Red Sox games are usually very long.
I am listening to Saturday Night Oldies. Mark Simone will do a tribute to the late Charles Nelson Reilly of Match Game fame. Lee wants to hear that. Later on Mark will interview Tony Dow who played Wally of Leave it to Beaver.
Yesterday was the 40th Anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band. Back in 1967 I had to scrape up my allowance money to buy albums at Alexander’s record department in Rego Park. The CD version was released June 1, 1987. Back then I worked at the New York Public Library at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street and was able to buy the CD at a music store at 5th Avenue and 36th Street.