Monday, April 29, 2024

RFK Jr. Officially On The Ballot In The Golden State

Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has officially made the ballot in the state with the most Electoral College votes, California, his campaign announced on Monday.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

NYCFC Notches Third Straight Win With Comeback Over Charlotte


NYCFC players crowd around Keaton Parks after his game-tying goal. Photo by Jason Schott.

New York City Football Club has run their winning streak to three games, as they overcame an early goal to beat Charlotte FC, 2-1, in a thriller on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Mets Lineup Gets Jolt From J.D. Martinez


J.D. Martinez swinging on his first hit as a Met, in the second inning on Friday night. Photo by Jason Schott.

On Friday night, the Mets’ lineup got the boost they waited five weeks for, as J.D. Martinez made his debut as they opened a three-game series at Citi Field against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

St. John's Gets Commitment From Vincent Iwuchukwu



The St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team just secured a commitment from University of Sourthen California transfer Vincent Iwuchukwu, who will be on the roster for the upcoming 2024-25 season.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Yankees Shutout By A's After Boone Was Given An Early Exit

Aaron Boone having his say with the crew chief, Umpire Marvin Hudson, while the home plate ump, Hunter Wendelstedt, looks on. Photo by Jason Schott.


It was a manic Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, as the Yankees were shutout by an old friend and the Oakland A's, 2-0, after their Manager, Aaron Boone, was ejected soon after the first pitch.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

NYCFC Notches Second Straight Shutout, Santi Scores To Down DC United

NYCFC goalkeeper Matt Freese taking a free kick in the 67th minute. Photo by Jason Schott. 


New York City Football Club earned their second straight shutout, this one a 2-0 drubbing of DC United at Citi Field on Saturday night.

It's Official: Kennedy Will Be On Hawaii's Ballot In November


Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign scored a major victory on Friday, as his new political party, We The People, will appear on Hawaii's general election ballot. 

Schmidt Big Part Of Rotation Fueling Yankees Fast Start; Soto Finishes Off Rays


Clarke Schmidt pitching to Isaac Paredes before inducing a double play. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Yankees have raced out to a 14-6 record, through Friday, and their starting rotation has been a big part of it - even more remarkable considering that starting five does not include 2023 American League Cy Young Award winner Gerrit Cole.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Kennedy Makes Michigan Ballot


Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. notched a major victory on Thursday, as he announced that his campaign has gained ballot access in Michigan.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Books: New Novels From Anthony Horowitz, Alyssa Cole, J.D. Robb, & Other Top Authors

It's been spring officially for nearly a month now, but this is when it really feels like you can go spend an afternoon in the park reading a book, and there are many new novels you can dive right into: Close to Death, by Anthony Horowitz; One Of Us Knows, by Alyssa Cole; Random in Death, by J.D. Robb; The Fortune Seller, by Rachel Kapelke-Dale; The Excitements, by CJ Wray; and last, but certainly not least, The Women, by Kristin Hannah.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Yankees Radio Voice John Sterling Retires: "I am a very blessed human being"


Giancarlo Stanton, subject of one of John Sterling's best calls, hit a grand slam, in the announcer's final game on April 7. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Yankees announced on Monday afternoon that their radio play-by-play announcer for the last 35 years, John Sterling, will be retiring effective immediately.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

NYCFC Finds Comforts Of Home With New One On Horizon


Action late in the match. Photo by Jason Schott.

Two days after New York City Football Club’s vision of new stadium became as real as ever, they found there was still some magic in their longtime home, as they shutout the New England Revolution, 2-0, on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Makes Iowa Ballot In One Day


@RobertKennedyJr on X.

Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced on Saturday that his campaign has achieved ballot access in Iowa by convening the necessary participants at a convention held in Des Moines.

Yankees Mourn Passing Of Fritz Peterson



Fritz Peterson, who pitched for the Yankees in the late 1960s and into the George Steinbrenner era, passed away on Friday at the age of 82. 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Mets Roll Past Royals On Singles Night At Citi Field


Luis Severino firing one in to Bobby Witt Jr. in the first inning. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Mets, coming off a road trip in which they won four out of six games in Cincinnati and Atlanta,  brought their winning ways back home, as they rolled past the Kansas City Royals, 6-1, on Friday night at Citi Field.

NYCFC Stadium Takes Massive Step To Becoming Reality

NYCFC's new stadium in Queens. Renderings provided by the club.

The New York City Football Club's decade-long dream of having their own stadium within the five boroughs took a major step to becoming reality.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Stroman, In Start of Yankees Tenure, "Comfortable" & In "Command," Boone Says


Marcus Stroman firing one in to Josh Bell in the first inning on Wednesday night. Photo by Jason Schott.

When Marcus Stroman joined the Yankees in the offseason, there was what could be described as cautious optimism, as he certainly is one of the most recognizable pitchers in baseball, but one not afraid of the spotlight and all that it brings.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

RFK Jr. Campaign Has Enough Signatures To Make Ballot In Nebraska


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Provided by his campaign.

Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign announced on Tuesday that it has amassed the necessary amount of signatures to make the ballot in Nebraska.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Mets Hall Of Famer Jerry Grote, Catcher On '69 Champs, Passed Away



On Sunday night, the Mets announced the sad news that Jerry Grote, the catcher of the 1969 World Championship team and a member of the team's Hall of Fame, passed away at the age of 81 in the Texas Cardiac Arrythmia Institute in Austin, Texas.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Yanks Jolt Jays As Gil Returns In Style & Giancarlo Goes Off


Giancarlo Stanton is ready to high five Juan Soto after his grand slam. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Yankees rolled to an 8-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium to take two out of three games their weekend series and continue the strong start to their season.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Kennedy Issues A Statement On January 6 Capital Attack


Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

On Friday, Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. issued a statement to "clarify his views," as his campaign termed it, on the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capital by supporters of then-President Donald J. Trump.

In the interest of reading it as it is intended by Mr. Kennedy, there will not be any summation here, but his statement presented in full:

"January 6 is one of the most polarizing topics on the political landscape. I am listening to people of diverse viewpoints on it in order to make sense of the event and what followed. I want to hear every side.

It is quite clear that many of the January 6 protesters broke the law in what may have started as a protest but turned into a riot. Because it happened with the encouragement of President Trump, and in the context of his delusion that the election was stolen from him, many people see it not as a riot but as an insurrection.

I have not examined the evidence in detail, but reasonable people, including Trump opponents, tell me there is little evidence of a true insurrection. They observe that the protesters carried no weapons, had no plans or ability to seize the reins of government, and that Trump himself had urged them to protest 'peacefully.'

Like many reasonable Americans, I am concerned about the possibility that political objectives motivated the vigor of the prosecution of the J6 defendants, their long sentences, and their harsh treatment. That would fit a disturbing pattern of the weaponization of government agencies - the DoJ, the IRS, the SEC, the FBI, etc. - against political opponents.

One can, as I do, oppose Donald Trump and all he stands for, and still be disturbed by the weaponization of government against him.

As President, I will appoint a special counsel - an individual respected by all sides - to investigate whether prosecutorial discretion was abused for political ends in this case, and I will right any wrongs that we discover. Without the impartial rule of law, there is no true democracy or moral governance. That's why John Adams, a staunch patriot, defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre in court. If we betray justice in pursuit of an ideal, that betrayal will corrupt anything we accomplish.

Both establishment parties are using J6 to pour fuel on the fire of America's divisions. Each side claims that a victory by their opponents marks the end of democracy. Then, anything is justified to stop them. We run the risk of destroying democracy in order to save it.

Instead of demonizing our opponents as apocalyptic threats to democracy, let's focus on the issues and priorities of how they will govern, and defeat them at the ballot box rather than through legal maneuvers and dirty tricks. Presidents Trump and Biden both presided over the continued worsening of our national debt, chronic disease epidemic, government corruption, erosion of civil liberties, and foreign military entanglements. Maybe it is because the establishment parties differ very little on these key issues that they campaign on the demonization of their opponents and all who support them instead." 

UPDATE: Kennedy's campaign released this addendum later Friday: "The statement that 'the protesters had no weapons' was retracted from this press release. Mr. Kennedy explained: 'My understanding that none of the January 6 rioters who invaded the capitol were carrying firearms was incorrect. Several have been convicted of carrying firearms into the Capitol building. Others assaulted Capitol police with pepper spray, bludgeons, and other makeshift weapons.

"This behavior is inexcusable. I have never minimized or dismissed the seriousness of the riot or any crime committed on that day. My hope is to move the country away from the issues that divide us and focus on common ground and a path for rebuilding trust in each other and hope for an American future."

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Yankee Stadium Has Exciting New Dining Options This Season


Photos by Jason Schott.

The Yankees recently unveiled their new food and beverage options for the season, ahead of their home opener on Friday afternoon against their division rival Toronto Blue Jays.

Kennedy Has Needed Signatures To Make Ballot In Idaho


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in Brooklyn on February 18. Photo by Jason Schott.

Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign announced on Thursday that it has collected the necessary amount of signatures to make the ballot in Idaho. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Mets Set For Doubleheader With Detroit Thursday After Pair Of Rain Outs


Citi Field decked out for Opening Week. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Mets and the Detroit Tigers will play a single-admission doubleheader on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. at Citi Field after two nights of rain outs.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Kennedy Set To Make The Ballot In North Carolina


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Provided by his campaign.

Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced that his campaign has amassed the necessary signatures to appear on the ballot in North Carolina.