Sunday, March 24, 2019

Books: "They Said It Couldn't Be Done" On 1969 Mets

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.

Books: On Classical Music

Leonard Bernstein.

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.

Books: On The Most Famous Protest By Athletes

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.

Defending National Champs Villanova Out Of March Madness

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.

Yankees Trim Roster, Make Trade With Rockies, As Spring Training Winds Down

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

Red Bulls Outlasted By Orlando City & Old Friend

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.

Yankees' Stephen Tarpley Wins Dawson Awar

Stephen Tarpley.

The Yankees today announced that left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley is the recipient of the 2019 James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the most outstanding Yankees rookie in spring training.