|The field being prepared for Opening Day. Photo by Jason Schott.|
Friday, March 22, 2019
Funny Man: Mel Brooks
By Patrick McGilligan
Harper; an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, 656 pages; $40.00; available today, Tuesday, March 19
Mel Brooks is one of the greatest comedic minds of our times, creator of some of the most influential comedy hits of our time, including The 2,000 Year Old Man, Get Smart, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
|Myles Powell (13) nearly led the Pirates to victory. @SetonHallMBB.|
The Seton Hall Pirates' season came to an end on Thursday night in Jacksonville, as they lost their NCAA Tournament first-round matchup to Wofford, 84-68.
|The Seaver Gate entrance at Citi Field. Photo by Jason Schott.|
Two weeks ago, Tom Seaver's family announced that the greatest pitcher in Mets history was diagnosed with dementia and would be retiring from public life.
On Thursday morning, the Mets announced that they will be renaming the street address to Citi Field to honor Tom Terrific.
|Ichiro in Japan saying goodbye.|
Ichiro Suzuki announced his retirement on Thursday morning after his Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland A's 5-4 in 12 innings in his native Japan.
|Shamorie Ponds. @StJohnsBball.|
The St. John's Red Storm were the last name announced for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night, and they were one of the first to exit as they played listlessly in a 74-65 loss to Arizona State on Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
|Ransom Jackson with Jackie Robinson.|
Handsome Ransom Jackson, who hit the final home run for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1957 before their move to Los Angeles, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, at his home in Athens, Georgia, at the age of 93.
Below is my review of his autobiography, published on this site in September, where he wrote about his time with the Cubs and being traded to Brooklyn to take on the monumental task of replacing Jackie Robinson at third base.