It's a gray, rainy day in NYC. This morning's early sunshine gave way to swift-moving black clouds and all-knowing Pat Kiernan has called for scary thunderstorms that will threaten our late afternoon and evening. Thankfully, there is no Yankees baseball to get rained out tonight, so as long as my plants stay safe, I really don't care that it is rainin'.
To fill the Yankees off-day void (yes, I brought back Beating the Off-Day Blues!) check out this Sterogum round-up of five baseball-inspired songs. Link via the wonderful Whitney Matheson at Pop Candy.
What's your favorite baseball song? I gotta say, this is my jam!
Because I said I would never do an apology post again.
I've clearly been an absentee blogger for the first half of the season and I do vow that this will change. Hopefully the recent activity has shown this to be true.
I have lots of pics to upload, including from the family trip to Citi, my other trip to Citi with Frenchie, plenty of pics from 420b and 203 at The Stadium and hopefully some pics from my ballin' Field Level MVP seats that I've scored for Sunday.
CFDA has teamed up (HA-HA! Get it?) with the Amazin' Mets to release a line of designer team apparel. While we can hope that this will expand to other teams - and be higher quality than the VS Pink gear - nothing has been confirmed. Designers of the apparel include leading menswear gurus like Billy Reid, Yigal Azrouël, and Loomstate.
I have never in my life worn a piece of Mets apparel - save for the night that I took my nieces, bro and sis-in-law to the Mets game in late May and I put on my giveaway Mets hat for ten seconds for a family photo (sorry, I never did get those adorable pics up...yet...) - but I am really, really digging this unisex Mr. Met t-shirt by Shipley & Hamos.
While I'm sure the t-shirt would be appreciated around my Astoria hood, I'm also pretty sure it would get my ass beat in 203 at Yankee Stadium, so I will probably save my $95 for some jewelry or, I don't know, rent.
Who knows, maybe Mets fans will need this $125 hoodie at Citi come October (Image/edition01)
Will you be preordering the gear or rushing to Citi to stock up?
A family in Ohio found in the attic of a long-deceased relative what is conservatively estitmated to be more than $3 million worth of early 20th century baseball cards. The mint-condition cards include Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Connie Mack (who is not a woman, despite what Lisa Simpson thought in the MoneyBART episode).
Connie Mack, not a woman (Image/unknown via Boston.com)
I'm not quite ready to brave the attic crawlspace of my rented, built-in-1906 home to poke around for hidden Ty Cobb cards but maybe one of my guy friends will...one of my honest guy friends. And then, baseball cookies for all!
I guess the Yankees won't have home-field advantage for the World Series this year, after the National League trounced the American League in the All Star Game.
The final score was 8-0 and what I managed to watch while flitting from friend to friend at a gathering last night was that Derek Jeter got all the hits but no run-support and Josh Hamilton is a better left fielder than Andruw Jones or Raul Ibanez or whomever is in left field for the Yankees while our Brett Brett is injured.
Now, we just have to make it two more days before we get Yankees ball on Friday night. Will anyone else be there? I'm taking Frenchie, for what will be her second New York baseball game in a week (that post to come this weekend).