The Groundhog Dreams of Baseball
A few days early, the groundhog emerges,
Temperatures heading toward the 50’s.
The local ball field looks inviting
Maybe it is time for opening day.
How is A-Rod recuperating?
The Yankees, he is told, are looking into new allegations,
Trying to bust his contract, be done with him.
Is that nice R.A. Dickey ready to win another 20?
The Mets let him go, and dissed him on his way out the door.
Never mind, the groundhog says. I’m going back down.
1/30/2013 11:23:45 am
Ii am afraid the Mets will finish below the groundhog. Sigh!
1/30/2013 12:40:55 pm
where is relegation when BB needs it?
1/30/2013 01:40:13 pm
Relegation to where? At the end of Ralph Houk's tenure with the Yankees, my brother and I went to a few games and my brother would shout out to Ralph, "Go back to Spokane!" Where should we send the Wilpons and their team? "Go back to Bensonhurst"? They don't deserve Fort Greene, Boerum Hill or Carroll Gardens. It's Bensonhurst, as Thomas Wolfe seemed to know in Only the Dead Know Brooklyn (and the Mets). Sigh.
1/31/2013 01:57:10 am
Brian, you just quoted my favorite author.
1/31/2013 03:32:21 am
Did the Coney Island Ballfield survive Sandy?--I truly hope so.
1/31/2013 07:25:53 am
Well, I for one am going to miss the old fake-to-third-throw-to-first pick-off move this season. Never failed to remind me and my brother of our favorite Saturday morning cartoon:
1/31/2013 07:31:35 am
Lucy and Charlie Brown
6/1/2014 09:57:23 pm
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From the great Maureen Dowd:
As I write this, I’m in a deserted newsroom in The Times’s D.C. office. After working at home for two years during Covid, I was elated to get back, so I could wander around and pick up the latest scoop.
But in the last year, there has been only a smattering of people whenever I’m here, with row upon row of empty desks. Sometimes a larger group gets lured in for a meeting with a platter of bagels."
--- Dowd writes about the lost world of journalists clustered in newsrooms at all hours, smoking, drinking, gossipping, making phone calls, typing, editing.
"Putting out the paper," we called it.
Much more than nostalgia.