Saturday, September 14, 2019

Mets Outlast Dodgers Late After Cy Young Battl

The Mets' Jacob deGrom battling the Dodgers' Joc Pederson. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Mets beat the Dodgers, 3-0, with all the runs coming in the eighth inning, in a thriller on Saturday night at Citi Field.

This game featured a pitching matchup between two of the top National League Cy Young Award contenders, Jacob deGrom of the Mets, who won the award last season, and Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Dodgers.

Books: "Semicolon," A Fun Look At A Misunderstood Mark

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark
By Cecelia Watson
Ecco; hardcover, 224 pages; $19.99

The semicolon is possibly the most divisive punctuation mark of the modern era. Just hearing about it provokes a reaction, be it love or hate, as well as being deeply misunderstood.

Books: New Installments Of Akashic Books Noir Series

When Brooklyn-based publisher Akashic Books published Brooklyn Noir, edited by Tim McLoughlin, in 2004, they did not expect that it would be the start of a series.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Mets, Thor Trounced By Dodgers

Noah Syndergaard pitching to Max Muncy. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Mets suffered a crushing loss to the Dodgers, 9-2, on Friday night at Citi Field to open a critical three-game series against the best team in the National League.

Ramos Will Be Behind Plate For Syndergaard Friday Night

Noah Syndergaard warming up last Sunday. Photo by Jason Schott.

Noah Syndergaard will be on the mound for the Mets against Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers on Friday night for the opener of a pivotal three-game series as the Mets close in on a Wild Card spot.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Books: Benjamin Moser's Definitive Take On Susan Sontag

Sontag: Her Life and Work
By Benjamin Moser
Ecco; an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover; $39.99; available Tuesday, September 17

Susan Sontag was of one of the 20th Century’s most towering intellectuals and noted New York institution. 

Books: "Belichick," A Look At The Hooded Genius, Now In Paperback

Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time
By Ian O'Connor
Mariner; paperback, $16.99; also available in hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.00

Bill Belichick is arguably the most compelling figure, as he has coached the New England Patriots for nearly two decades, and teamed up with quarterback Tom Brady for a record six Super Bowl championships.