Sunday, May 19, 2019

Books: Senator Tom Cotton's "Sacred Duty" At Arlington

Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery
By Tom Cotton, U.S. Senator from Arkansas
William Morrow; hardcover, $28.99; E-book, $22.99

Tom Cotton is the United States Senator from Arkansas. He served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

Red Bulls Shutout Atlanta

The Red Bulls celebrate their goal. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Red Bulls shutout Atlanta United FC, 1-0, on Sunday at Red Bull Arena for their fourth win in five games.

They have moved into sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 5-5-2 with 17 points. Atlanta is in fourth with 20 points (6-2-4).

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Mark Harmon Named 2019 NFF Gold Metal Recipient

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that former UCLA quarterback Mark Harmon has been named the 2019 recipient of the NFF Gold Medal in recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, unblemished reputation and for reflecting the values of amateur football.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Yankees Take First Place In Style

The Yankees celebrating their big win. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Yankees scored three in the ninth, as Gio Urshela got another game-winning hit, to beat Tampa Bay 4-3 on Friday night at Yankee Stadium and take first place in the American League East for the first time since Opening Day.

Mets To Hold Seinfeld Night On July 5

Keith Hernandez and Jerry Seinfeld on their iconic episode of "Seinfeld."

Jerry Seinfeld and Keith Hernandez will reunite for Seinfeld Night at Citi Field on July 5, 2019, which is 30 years to the day of the premiere of the iconic show on NBC, when the Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 p.m.

Books: The Real Topgun

Topgun: An American Story
By Dan Pedersen
Hachette; hardcover, 320 pages; $28.00

When people think of Top Gun, they instantly think of the classic 1986 movie that starred Tom Cruise.

The title of that movie refers to its setting at the Topgun Navy Fighter School, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Books: English Baseball A "Pastime Lost"

Pastime Lost: The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball
By David Block
University of Nebraska Press; 328 pages; hardcover & eBook, $29.95 

Next month, the Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two games in London, the first time Major League Baseball will play regular season games in the country.

England is arguably the birthplace of the sport, as its citizens of all ages, genders, and classes of society were playing a game called baseball long before the sport became America’s national pastime.