I heard the Yankee fans booing Randy Johnson yesterday, something The Times today did not mention. It makes you wonder whether the combination of New York’s unique fanbase (a lot of jerks), the in-your-face media, and Johnson’s own doubts about his quadragenarian talents won’t result in a meltdown.
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AIMEE: Brian and I settle in for our final consult with our wedding planner Jennifer Arezzo of A Simple Wish and the barrage of questions begins: menu choices, linens, gift bags, songlist…songlist, stop! Now she’s hit a hot-button issue, one we care about deeply. We’ve got a dancing crowd and the band, which Read More
In a rapid, confidential near-whisper, Jeff Ballabon was offering his counterintuitive take on former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.
“If you go to his house today, he has a mezuzah on the door,” Mr. Ballabon said. And when they went to a Baltimore Orioles baseball game together, he recalled, Mr. Ashcroft knew that combining hot Read More
When pygmies of a certain tribe set out to kill an elephant, this is what they do: They do not charge into combat with the giant, but steal up on it as it rests, spear it hard in the belly and flee. Then, from a safe distance, they trail the bloody spoor-for days on end-while Read More
Even though it’s only a few weeks old, I already know how the baseball season is going to end-in sadness, disappointment and self-pity. That’s because we’re a New York Mets family. I’m not talking about my wife and kids and me, but my parents: my father, to be precise. My mother, who comes from Europe, Read More
Once every decade or so, one comes along like this, a movie star in sanitary socks and spikes–a ballplayer who drives a candy-apple red Cadillac convertible, who can’t make curfew to save his life, who inspires even the most ham-fisted hacks of the press box to greatness. “There is a race to Bo Belinsky’s pad Read More
Were you glued to the television Sunday? Then you know that Mark McGwire struck first, to left field, but Zinedine Zidane quickly followed, with a header into the right side of the net. Both men ended up with two on the day, and glory on the front pages. But alors ! Zizou’s Blues are on Read More