Friday, September 22, 2017

Books: Tur Takes On Trump And An "Unbelievable" Campaign

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
By Katy Tur
Dey St. An imprint of William Morrow

In June of 2015, Katy Tur was living an incredible life. She was NBC News' correspondent in London, spending weekends in France with her beau Beniot, and received an invitation from Make-A-Wish to come back to the United States.

While here, a certain man announced he was running for president in New York City in a building bearing his name, Trump Tower.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Yankees, MLB To Host Play Ball: Stickball This Saturday

Yankee Stadium. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Yankees and Major League Baseball, in partnership with the New York Emperors Stickball League (NYESL) and the 161st Street Business Improvement District, will host a ‘PLAY BALL: Stickball’ event on Saturday, September 23rd in the Bronx, N.Y.

The event will take place on River Avenue between 158th Street and 161st Street from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Yankees Team with Ed Randall To Offer Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Ed Randall promoting his Fans for The Cure charity at the MLB Fan Fest in 2013. Photo by Jason Schott.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Yankees will join with New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine and Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (, to save the lives of their fans and employees from prostate cancer during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by offering a free screening.

Prior to and during the 7:05 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, September 26, ticketed fans, game day employees and media members 40 years of age and older are encouraged to visit the area near Main Level Section 220 where medical personnel under the direction of Dr. James McKiernan, Urologist-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, will be standing by to administer quick and simple PSA blood tests to all who request one. Those fans will have the option of continuing on to the first aid room across the hall to take a digital rectal exam, a highly accurate marker for the disease.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Red Bulls And Union Play To A Scoreless Tie

An early chance for the Red Bulls. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union played to a scoreless draw on Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.

The Red Bulls earned a point, and it was their fourth tie in a row starting with a 1-1 draw against NYCFC on August 25, followed by ties in Dallas and Chicago.

They now hold the sixth and final playoff spot with 42 points (12-6-10), just one point behind Atlanta United (43 points, 12-7-8). Atlanta tied Orlando City 3-3 in their game on Saturday. Columbus is in fourth place with 44 points (13-5-12).

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mets Will Host Hurricane Relief Drive Sept. 19-21 At Citi Field

Citi Field. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Mets will be partnering with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz to hold a Hurricane Relief Drive next week at Citi Field to help those affected in Houston and Florida.

The Mets will be accepting donations at Citi Field next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (September 19-21) from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Yankees To Honor 2007 Giants Championship Team

Eli Manning with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Giants won Super Bowl XLII.

The New York Yankees announced that they will be hosting a special pregame ceremony recognizing the 10-year anniversary of the New York Football Giants’ 2007 Super Bowl Champions before Saturday's game against Baltimore.

The Giants won that championship with a historic victory in Super Bowl XLII over the then-undefeated New England Patriots.

Books: "Lou" On A Life In Baseball

LOU: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball
By Lou Piniella, With Bill Madden
Harper Collins

Lou Piniella's career is defined by the indispensable role he played in the Yankees championship teams in 1977 and 1978, but that is just part of a historic baseball life that lasted almost 50 years.

Piniella was an accomplished manager, with his greatest achievement coming in 1990, when he led the Cincinnati Reds to an unexpected championship. He then went to the Seattle Mariners, where he had a great run as their manager. He led the Mariners to their first-ever playoff series win in the 1995 Division Series over the Yankees and to the most wins in a regular season in 2001. He then managed the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, where he could not get the expansion franchise going, and the Chicago Cubs, where he won a couple of division titles.

St. John's Releases 2017-18 Schedule, Featuring Duke At The Garden

Carnesecca Arena. Photo by Jason Schott.

The St. John’s men’s basketball team finalized its 31-game schedule for 2017-18 on Tuesday with the Big East’s public release of the conference lineup.

St. John’s will play a total of 16 home games this season at Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden, with seven of those contests on weekend dates.

Mets Release 2018 Schedule

Citi Field. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Mets announced that they will open the 2018 regular season on Thursday, March 29 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.
That is part of a six-game homestand in which they will play three against the Cardinals, with the final two games of the series Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, and a three-game set with the Phillies Monday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Books: Bolling Examines "The Swamp"

The Swamp: Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption, Cronyism, and Really Strange Creatures - and how Trump Can Drain It
By Eric Bolling
St. Martin's Press

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling takes a look at "the swamp" of Washington D.C., by examining a dark history of the Republican and Democratic parties.

Bolling details national political scandals, high crimes and misdemeanors, and even events that should have been a blip on the radar and mushroomed into spiraling out-of-control controversies.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Books: "Letterman, The Last Giant of Late Night" By Zinoman

LETTERMAN, The Last Giant Of Late Night
By Jason Zinoman
Harper Collins Publishers

When it was announced recently that David Letterman was returning to television with a new series on Netflix, there was an unmistakable buzz.

That is because there really is nobody like David Letterman.

After a record 33 years as host of a late night talk show, Late Night on NBC and the Late Show on CBS, his style and the importance of what he has to say still resonates.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Yankees At Citi Field: What You Need To Know

Citi Field. Photo by Jason Schott.

Major League Baseball announced on Friday that the Yankees' upcoming three-game series at the Tampa Bay Rays starting Monday has been relocated from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida to Citi Field due to Hurricane Irma.

Game times for Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12 are 7:10 p.m.; and Wednesday, September 13 at 1:10 p.m.

NYCFC House Open In the Meatpacking District

New York City Football Club has opened the NYCFC House, the Club’s first ever Pop-Up shop and experiential space in the heart of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
Located at 446 West 14th Street and spanning four floors, #NYCFCHouse will run from until September 21 and feature a series of soccer-related events and exclusive product releases, in addition to a full assortment of team merchandise available for purchase.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Yankees Mourn Passing Of "Stick" Michael, Architect of 1990s Dynasty

Gene Michael.

On Thursday morning, the Yankees were saddened to learn of the passing of Gene "Stick" Michael, who passed away at his home in Oldsmar, Florida, and was 79 years old.

Michael played for the Yankees in the 1960s, and later served as their manager and general manager.

Most importantly, Michael was the architect of the 1990s dynasty that produced five championships, as he drafted the Fab Five of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams.