Sunday, March 24, 2019
They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History
By Wayne Coffey
Crown Archetype; hardcover, $28.00; available this Tuesday, March 26
1969 was a remarkable year for America, as it brought the moon landing, Woodstock, nonstop protests against the Vietnam War, and the most tumultuous and fractious New York City mayoral race in memory.
With spring upon us, it is almost the time for classical music in New York City books. Let's take a look at three books that will deepen your knowledge of this musical genre: Famous Father Girl by Jamie Bernstein, A Mad Love by Vivian Schweitzer, and The Indispensable Composers by Anthony Tommasini.
Something in the Air: American Passion and Defiance in the 1968 Mexico Olympics
By Richard Hoffer
University Of Nebraska Press; paperback, 276 pages;. $19.95
In this era of the activist athlete, it is a good time to look back to where it all started, at the Olympics in Mexico City in 1968.
|Eric Paschall driving the lane. @VillanovaMBB.|
The defending National Champion Villanova Wildcats lost to Purdue, 87-61, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut.
|Yankee Stadium. Photo by Jason Schott.|
With spring training winding down, the Yankees have trimmed their roster and who is in the major league camp over the past couple of days. The Yankees also made a trade with the Rockies, acquiring outfielder Mike Tauchman.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
|Sacha Kljestan (16) making a big defensive play early. Photo by Jason Schott.|
The Red Bulls lost a tough one on Saturday night, 1-0, to Orlando City SC, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
Sacha Kljestan, who used to star for the Red Bulls, got the lone goal of the night for Orlando City in the 73rd minute.