Friday, June 14, 2024

My Uncle Simon Wagman Passed Away at 101


I found out this week that my Uncle Sy passed away in Washington, D.C. at 101.  I remember him best for his kindness and generosity to the family.  I am grateful that he lived a long and wonderful life.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Mets 10 Marlins 4


My 20-game plan included a few mid-week games including Wednesday night's matchup vs the Miami Marlins.  The Mets' offense featured home runs by Harrison Bader, Starlin Marte, and Franciso Lindor.  At the end of five innings, the Mets were ahead 6-4 when starting pitcher Dave Peterson was removed.  I crossed my fingers that the bullpen could hold the lead.  Dedniel Núñez, Jake Diekman, and Reed Garrett held the Marlins scoreless over the last 4 innings as the Mets' hitting helped by some sloppy defense by the Marlins won 10-4.

Game Recap

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Adriana Harmeyer - Latest Jeopardy Superstar


I consider any contestant who wins ten or more games a Jeopardy Superstar.  With last night's 10th victory, Adriana has won $225,700.  According to The Jeopardy Fan, the only women who have exceeded her dollar amount in regular competition are Amy Schneider, Mattea Roach, Julia Collins, and Hannah Wilson.

Adriana is an archivist for university history at Purdue.  Thus she is a librarian.  Her education and job history are documented on her LinkedIn account.

We don't know how many games she will win since we don't know her future competition.  The luck factor in Jeopardy is hitting the Daily Doubles and getting them correct.  I wish her well in her Jeopardy appearances and her career as an archivist.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

The 60s 70s Show with Bob Radil Will Return on Friday July 5 - Best Radio News in Years


For several years, I listened to the 60s 70s Show on Friday nights on WNHU - New Haven or on Rewound Radio.  Sadly, in Fall 2019, a dispute between two radio people forced the show off the internet.  Friday nights have been different for almost five years.  Here is the announcement Bob Radil just made stating the show will return on July 5.

Plans are in the works for a return of the 60s70s Show.
The date ---  July 5th, 2024 --- is penciled in!
The time – 6:00 PM, Eastern USA time!
A couple details yet to be worked out, but we’ll do our best.
But mark the date on your calendars!
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Technical improvements have been done.
Server repairs and upgrades have happened.

Our internet service has also been greatly improved.
You be able to hear us on Pop Gold Radio or the 60s70s+ Channel.

Our 60s70s+ streams are working perfectly! We’re striving for the highest audio quality. These streams will work on most, if not all, Windows computers, Mac computers, and handheld devices.
We’re looking to supplement the Pop Gold Radio service.
We also have a neat new website feature called ''The Listener Lounge''. It’s basically a message board, but with a few added features. Features include the display of the title and artist of the record currently being played, an image of the record currently being played(if loaded), and free coffee! Check it out!

We’ve already done a few ''Bob and Snoop'' shows.

Stay tuned for more details as they happen.

We’ll be stocking up on coffee and air guitars!

Snoop is here. ''Supercat'' is here. We hope you will be here, too!
Yes... it's been WAY too long.

Over the years I have made several posts in this journal about the show.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Crosstown Traffic by Jimi Hendrix in "Honor" of the Congestion Pricing Controversy


Since I never drive my car into Manhattan, congestion pricing is not an issue for me.  I see both sides of the problem as money is needed to improve mass transit, but this new tax can burden businesses and the general public.  IMHO, this pause is a political ploy by the governor not to antagonize voters.  Too much money has already been invested in infrastructure needed to support congestion pricing.  I predict it will take effect on January 1, 2025.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Still Crazy after All These Years by Paul Simon - Reminds Me of a Reconnection with an Acquaintance


I knew HF when I was active in a Jewish singles group in Queens from 1978-81.  He was an avid sports fan and went to countless events.  He sat in section 1 of the upper deck of Shea Stadium with Fuzzy and his crew of diehards.  He would watch one game in person and listen to another on his little transistor radio.  He had a one-track mind and could only talk about sports.

I reconnected with him when I saw him at the trivia events at Commonpoint Queens in Bayside.  He was a sloppy dresser back then and still is. He can still only talk about sports.  Now he sits in Section 515 of Citi Field with Mike and his crew of diehards.  I will speak to him, but keep a distance as I want to look ahead to the future, not back upon the past.

He is "still crazy after all these years."

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Mets Lose to the Diamondbacks 5-4 on a Blown Save by Jake Diekman

This is not Jake Diekman

The only good thing about the afternoon was the Darryl Strawberry bobbleheads we got as we entered the ballpark.  Ketel Marte hit a home run on the third pitch of the game.  Later that inning Lourdes Gurriel Jr, homered to make the score 2-0.  The Diamondbacks plated another run in the second inning to make the score 3-0.  In the third inning which featured back-to-back triples by Brandon Nimmo and J.D. Martinez, the Mets scored four runs to take the lead.  There was no further scoring so as we entered the top of the ninth inning I was cautiously optimistic that the Mets could pull out a victory.  Jake Diekman was brought in and gave up a double to Gabriel Moreno and a home run to Ketel Marte to win the game for the visitors.

Manager Carlos Mendoza made a poor decision by not letting 8th-inning reliever Adam Ottavino finish the game.  He was effective and had a low pitch count.  Even with the three-batter rule there are just too many pitching changes.


Saturday, June 1, 2024

June 1 is National Game Show Day


I will list  some game shows I have watched over the years.  Many are no longer seen:

  • Jeopardy
  • Wheel Of Fortune
  • Family Feud
  • 25 Words or Less
  • Concentration
  • Beat the Odds
  • Break the Bank
  • The Who What or Where Game
  • Password
  • Pyramid
  • Twenty-One
  • TicTac Toe
  • The Price is Right
  • Let's Make a Deal
  • Hollywood Squares
  • $64,000 Question
  • Master Minds
  • The Chase
  • The Weakest Link
I am sure there are many more.

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