This is the story of a guy driving a little gray Volkswagen on a late summer afternoon. He rolls along the Palisades Parkway, the sun and breeze blowing through the window, around his ears, which protrude from the sides of his back-turned baseball cap. Art Tatum is in the tape deck. The Volkswagen purrs along Read More
By Phil Rubin 8/16/99 12:00am
A few weeks ago, the Mets’ management dressed its players in spacesuits for Turn Ahead the Clock Night. As I sat at home watching the game on the tube, I pictured the veteran Orel Hershiser at home, his wife shoving him out the door, telling him it would be all right. He wouldn’t look like Read More
By Phil Rubin 3/29/99 12:00am
There’s a little place off Lexington where I read the paper over my morning slice of pound cake. One day, there I was, deep in the obituaries. Sweeping crumbs aside, I saw a photo many New Yorkers were undoubtedly looking at that very moment. Stuey Ungar.
He was so strange-looking, gaunt, almost simian. A Read More