Perfect I’m Not: Boomer on Beer, Brawls, Backaches, and Baseball , by David Wells with Chris Kreski. William Morrow, 415 Pages, $25.95.
In the late spring of 2002, those of us who spend our time listening to sports radio while quietly questioning what’s gone wrong with our lives heard perhaps a week’s worth of rants, Read More
Steve Cohen stood behind home plate, his face a picture of grim anticipation.
The first pitch of the Queens Kings’ home opener was just minutes away. Mr. Cohen, the team’s general manager, watched as two groundskeepers laid out the batter’s box, a last touch on the $6 million in publicly financed renovations made to the Read More
Ninety minutes before game time on April 27 at Shea Stadium, Derek Bell, the Mets right-fielder and the hottest hitter in New York, stood in front of his locker getting ready for the road.
A reporter approached him to ask a question, but Mr. Bell put his hand up and said, very politely, “I’ll be Read More
Cannes has beaches, Venice has gondolas, New York has bagels. But at the 24th Toronto International Film Festival, it was obvious that this city has everything. With more movies, more parties and more stars than any other film festival in the world, it’s easy to see why the town everyone calls “New York With Windex” Read More
Stopped by Shea Stadium the other night. It was Jewish Night. Heard lots about Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax (they played baseball) and Bernard Malamud (he wrote about baseball) and Neil Diamond (well, baseball is played on a diamond). Got a nifty pin celebrating Israel’s 50th anniversary. Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed us via videotape.
The parking Read More