Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Off The Bench (A Tired Tuesday Edition)

If the Rangers win Game 7, remember the save that I just saw "King" Henrik make against Viktor Kozlov of the Caps. It deserved a wow for the sprawling stonewall action.

Oh, the Hurricanes and Devils are playing a game 7 tonight as well. Equal time and all.

I spoke glowingly about the Cardinals of Greenwich and their comeback win against Norwalk last Friday. Today, not so much. It got ugly...to the tune of 18-0 at the hands of a Darien team that was good but had no business beating GHS by that score.

I just have nothing to add. It was brutal.

The last time I was at Mohegan Sun was in 1998 or so. That is basically a lifetime ago - pre-Sean and all. I thought it was kind of cool back then and it's gotten better.

I'd be interested in going back. Yet, like Las Vegas (or New Orleans, where I also went the casino), it's not so much for the gambling. Sure we gambled away a few bucks (but very little of my own money!) and I walked away with $10 (which I used to buy a book, a cup of Imus coffee, and some Krispy Kreme's!). But it's the atmosphere that I like. I enjoy the people-watching (pretty girls, retirees, and more) and the hustle and bustle of it all. Plus the technology, the shopping, and the food. The tribe does a great job even though I didn't win big wampum.

I could off about the Yankees...but I won't.

I'm enjoying the hockey tonight.

Still, I won't ignore news from Bomberland. First up is this via Kat O'Brien of Newsday (who's leaving the beat to return to school - best wishes to her). The Yankees are lowering the high rent ticket prices. They had to.

More from Hal Steinbrenner via PeteAbe.

How is Matt Vasgersian the so-called "lead voice" of MLB TV?

This is not the first time he has said something flat-out wrong or a little "out there." He once ripped the Ozarks and dropped and "F" bomb on TV, so there's some history. But he had the sense to "man up" Via Kissing Suzy Kolber:
“I am an idiot .. Save the racial stuff which is just flat out wrong, almost all of what has been posted on my regrettably horrific timing is spot on .. It was a bad decision made on live tv and i can absolutely understand how that make an announcer sound insensitive. Bad on the spot judgment. Nobody feels worse about it than I do guys.”

Nick Fox took his blog down. No point in me posting the link; it's gone, due to asshats who thought it was appropriate to hack into his blog.

Add more people to the list of those who karma will one day get medieval with.

Start with the liars, phonies and people who mess with little kids. Sometimes they're the same person.

Rangers/Caps...'Canes/Devils...Yankees/Tigers...and who else is playing? Minor league ball? The JV? Whatever...I wish I had several TV's lined tonight - too much to watch.

I'll finish with this tonight: Much has been made with what's wrong with Yankee Stadium. Just as much has been made with the whining in the community. The original concept was that the old Stadium would be partially preserved, to serve as seating and a baseball field. Thanks to the neighborhood, that plan died and the building is slated for total demolition.

Ladies and gentleman, I offer you the best answer. Now I don't love that the old Stadium is falling but if it has to go like this, than here is the best compromise. You see, if you look at initial plan, you'll see the old building was to be somewhat preserved. With the community-selfish current plan, they get their athletic fields, eliminate the "winter bubble", move the softball fields closer and tear down the House that Ruth Built.

Way to go, Mayor Bloomberg and company.

Let's see if I've got this straight. The community was up in arms over the loss of the athletic fields, yet here comes these people 81 times a year to spend money in your community. OK, I see their frustration with the loss of the fields while the construction went on and the elimination of park space, but let's consider what is to be gained. I walked across those fields from time to time. You dodged the broken glass and played on dirt and not a lot of grass. Now, they have new artificial turf fields (one on top of the Ruppert Plaza Garage). Everything will be nice and new.

And a legendary building will be gone, unless people see to it to save Gate 2 and create the Yankee Stadium Memorial at Heritage Park. Check out this PDF file with all of the details.

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