Monday Oct. 19: I’ll take part in a forum about Yogi Berra at, where else, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center at Montclair State University in New Jersey, 7 PM. Other panelists: two esteemed colleagues from the Times: Pulitzer-Prize winning Dave Anderson plus Harvey Araton, a/k/a the Rebbe of Roundball and chronicler of Yogi. Admission: $10. For information:
Friday, Oct. 23: I will be part of a panel “Selling Sport in the Cold War,” free to the public, 4:30 PM to 7 PM, at New York University’s Casa Italiana, 24 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011. Panel members include: Amy Bass of The College of New Rochelle, Jeremy Schaap of ESPN and David McDonald of the University of Wisconsin. This is part of a two-day conference, The Global History of Sport in the Cold War, at NYU, Friday and Saturday. (Other events limited in space.) I was privileged to cover the Goodwill Games in Moscow in 1986 and Seattle in 1990 and often wrote about sport in the old Soviet bloc.) For information:
David Vecsey's sweet tale of distant love before the Web, now NYT Podcast, narrated by Griffin Dunne. Please see:
George Vecsey is Hofstra University's Alumnus of the Month! Read a Q&A with George here.