Saturday, September 21, 2019

Drive My Car by the Beatles - Requested but not played on the 60s 70s Show


Since Rick Ocasek of the Cars passed away last week, car songs was the 4th-hour theme on the 60s 70s show.  Since there is only so much time for the show, Bob just didn't have time to play it.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series #15 Will Be Released November 1


 I found out today that Travelin' Thru Volume 15 of Dylan's Bootleg Series will be released on November 1 almost one year to the day that Volume 14 More Blood More Tracks was issued.  This 3 CD set will include 37 previously unreleased tracks including the Dylan Cash Sessions and outtakes from the John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline sessions in 1967-69.  I just put my order into Amazon.com, so I will attack the postman on November 1.

Visit to the Cooper Hewitt Museum


I looked through CulturePass the other day and was able to get free admission for today for the Cooper Hewitt Museum on East 91st Street.  The exhibits completely changed since I was there on December 18, 2018.

The photo above is from an exhibit titled Nature - Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.  Co-organized with Cube design museum in the Netherlands, the exhibition features more than 60 groundbreaking works from designers across all disciplines who are collaborating with scientists, engineers, farmers, environmentalists, and nature itself to design a more harmonious and regenerative future

One of the other exhibitions was Wyss Institute Selects. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University uses nature’s design principles to develop bioinspired technologies and commercial products that will bring about positive impact worldwide

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Random Thoughts of the Day


The Mets are now 78-72 with 12 games to go.  They will have to get very hot the rest of the way and the teams ahead of them must lose in order for them to get a wild card spot in the playoffs.

Even though the Yankees have all but clinched the American League East, but must try to have a better record than the Houston Astros to gain the home-field advantage in a possible match-up in the American League Championship Series.  Luis Severino who missed the entire season to date pitched well for 4 innings last night, but reliever Delin Betances reinjured himself.  Giancarlo Stanton is supposed to return soon after a long-term injury.  The Yankees will have difficult decisions to make in their post-season roster as fill-ins like Mike Ford and Mike Tauchmann have done well.

 Jason Zuffranieri won his 13th game on Jeopardy last night and is now tield for 5th place in the all-time number of wins.  He uses the same strategy as James Holzhauer by picking the answers with the highest value first.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Dodgers 3 Mets 2

This game was originally scheduled for the afternoon but was changed to a 7 PM start to accommodate ESPN.  It was a pitching duel between Zach Wheeler of the Mets and Walker Buehler of the Dodgers.  The Mets scored 2 runs in the second inning with a triple by Brandon Nimmo,  The Dodgers scored a run in the 4th inning on a single by Corey Seager.

The Met's bullpen has performed poorly all season.  Presently, Justin Wilson and Seth Lugo are the only reliable relief pitchers.  Last night Wilson allowed a run in the 8th and Lugo a run in the 9th to win the game for the Dodgers 3-2.

I really think that poor hitting, not the bullpen must be blamed for the loss as the Mets only got 3 hits off Dodger pitching.  This is the second game in a row that the Mets only got 3 hits.  The Mets now travel to Denver to play the Rockies with their two best relievers unavailable.  Their chances for a wildcard are slim as they would have to win almost all their games while the teams ahead of them would have to get cold.

Game Recap 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Do All Prolific Baseball Writers Make Jokes About Mass Transit?

Gregory Wolf at Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the White Sox

Gregory Wolf is a distinguished member of SABR, Society for American Baseball Research, as he has written numerous biographies and game reports.  He has also edited several books for SABR,  He is also Professor of German and holder of the Dennis and Jean Bauman endowed chair of the Humanities at North Central College in Naperville, IL.  He is obviously a very busy man.

However, he finds the time to tease me on Facebook about mass transit delays.  I certainly encountered many of them when I commuted from Queens, NY to Newark, NJ from 1992-2017.  I documented many of them in this journal and my companion blog New York-New Jersey Commuting.  I no longer ride on New Jersey Transit and ride the New York City subway only in non-peak hours.  Thankfully, any delays I have endured in retirement were minimal.

I wonder if other prolific baseball writers make jokes about mass transit.

 
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