My posts have been way down… since starting the new job. I really need to make more time and get back to my section of commentary. Its been crazy and I too have strong thoughts on the election but I doubt I will be posting regularly again before the election. hopefully I can provide some good post election commentary. For now I will just be happy that Halloween is on a Friday!
The end for Yankee stadium, for us Yankee fans its time to say good-bye to the home we grew up in. I recall my first Yankee stadium memory as sitting along the right field line back in 1987. I went to the game with my neighbor and his son who was my childhood best friend, it was the Yankees vs the Tigers. I remember to over whelming feeling I felt as this mass of humanity pushed towards the gates of the stadium. The first bite of the hot dog, and breaking peanuts out of their shells and since that first game I have been to the stadium dozens of times and its the same wonderful experience every time… well maybe not so wonderful when the Yanks lose… but every time I go regardless of the record its exciting to be there to feel the energy of a place where a huge part of baseball history resides.
The Yanks will finish this season in a not so illustrious way the biggest payroll in baseball history and sadly this season there will be no post season held in our baseball home, not party in october, so today we say good bye and thank you.
Yankee Stadium Fun Facts
Opened: April 18, 1923
Closed: September 30, 1973
Reopened: April 15, 1976
First night game: May 28, 1946
Surface: Merion Bluegrass
Total # of Yankee home games: 6,581
World Series Won at Yankee Stadium: 16 Total 9 of which were Won by the Yankees 1927, 1938, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1977, 1996, 1999
Championship Boxing Bouts: 30
Football : Yankee stadium was home to the New York Football Giants from 1956 to 1973 and hosted what has been called the greatest game ever played.
A ball hitting the foul pole in the 1930s was in play, not a homer.
“Death Valley” in left-center.
Green curtain in center is sometimes raised and lowered like a window shade to force visiting batters to face a background of white-shirted bleacher fans while allowing Yankees hitters to face a dark green background. Sometimes removed in World Series play to sell more seats.
It feels good to be a working man again, now having been through my first week on the Job and started the second it is a good feeling to be up and out and about during the day. working on projects and getting things done once more. This has caused a drop off in my blogging at a critical time with so much going on in weather, science, and oh yeah the election. I do need to set aside some time and get back to the basic on my blog which begins with reading more and posting my thoughts on it. For now though to be working and distracted is a good thing. It makes me appreciate why I started blogging and how much I enjoy m reading and the time I had this summer to enjoy to myself.
Today I went back to work after having lost my job and enjoyingtwo months of sweet summer time freedom. I am back in the hustle and bustle of the morning rush hour fighting the subways feeling the sweltering heat only to get to my job by 9 am sharp! The only problem is I should have been there by 8 oops… I should have asked or they should have mentioned, now we are past that and my first day is done the conclusion is working is the worst thing ever when compared to the sweet freedom of summer. Ah well it was so much fun while it lasted but now I am back!
News broke today that Sarah Palin the Republican Nominee for Vice President 17 year old Daughter Bristol is 5 months pregnant, she is to wed the baby’s father at time still to be determined in the future.
There are a couple interesting things in this story, one is that they are releasing this information to correct a rumor. That rumor was that Sarah Palin’s youngest child (the one with Down Syndrome) is actually Bristol’s (17 yr old Daughter) and Sarah Palin faked the pregnancy. This is not true according to the Palin Family, and I would accept them at their word on that.
There is another interesting aspect to this story.
Republican presidential candidate McCain was aware of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy before he chose her mother for his running mate, the aide said.
“Senator McCain knew this and felt in no way did it disqualify her from being vice president,” said the aide. “Families have difficulties sometimes, and lucky for her she has a supportive family.”
They have known about this pregnancy and choose to release the information as Hurricane Gustav is pounding the gulf coast. Fox news was the first to break this story at approximately noon today, followed by the other news outlets.
Is it a coincidence this information is released at the same time a massive hurricane dominates all news? We certainly can consider that it’s just a coincidence, but it’s just not sitting well with me that the campaign knew this information and choose today during the height of the storm to release the information. It just smells of an attempt to bury the headline. On this one I think I have to call shenanigans on the McCain Campaign.
I have previously written about how I had been laid off and my quest to find new employment. That quest has now ended I have accepted a Job offer and I am very excited for multiple reasons, I had a very relaxing summer and really enjoyed not having to do anything but enjoy any day as I saw fit. My summer also doesn’t end as I will not start my new position until after labor day! This is just great news! I could not be more happy to know I have a job again and I will be back in the work force soon enough but now I can even more enjoy my final few weeks of summer relaxing and enjoying what time I have left knowing I have a job.
I am also excited to join my new office, I met with the president of a company and one of Project Managers I would be working with and I found the interview conversation very easy as folks I could get along with and have a soild working relationship. I look forward to starting in this new office meeting all the new people and the challenges a new job will bring.
There are a couple things I do hope to carry forward from my time off… less worrying about anything… I am or should I say was prone to be a bit of a worry wort about work, no more! I spent this summer not worrying that I have no job I just got my resume out there worked at it day after day and then sooner than I could have expected boom I have another job and I am back in the game. However I made time to do what I wanted as well if was sit in the park and read, play a video game, go for a walk, a mid afternoon movie, lunch with friends… it just been great! I am also very fortunate I have the support of my wonderful and lovely beautiful girlfriend as well as the total support of my family and friends in general it has just been super.
Cheers to the remaining days of summer!
He then proceeds to blow the roof off the dump, last night night I caught the Neil Diamond concert at Madison Square Garden. He is currently on tour in support of his new album Home Before Dark, which is great. It is a collaboration with producer Rick Ruben who previously worked with Johnny Cash on his final albums which also were great. Home Before Dark is Neil Diamond showing his chops as a song writer with a simple style and melody, the album can be infectious.
I bought the tickets a few months back as a present for my mom and dad, but I am also a big Neil Diamond fan so it was something I could share with them and I have also gotten my girlfriend in to Neil as well. We all had a great time, there was no opening act it was just straight Neil Diamond who appears on stage in all black suit with some sequins playing his awesome hits for two and half hours! The people went nuts dancing in the aisles and screaming for more. So what does Neil Diamond play for his concert you ask? Glad you did here is the set list
Love on the Rocks
Thank God for the night time
Home Before Dark
Don’t Go There
Pretty Amazing Grace
Done Too Soon
I am… I said
Forever in Blue Jeans
Sweet Caroline (This was played 3X!!!!)
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Song sung Blue
I’m A believer
Man of God
Brother Loves Traveling Salvation Show
It was a great show, I highly recommend it to anyone who can go and see it and enjoy! Also just for any one who is going to any type of event at MSG, there is a Steak House Nick and Stef’s it actually in MSG with a private entrance to the garden the food is excellent and its a real hoot to use the private entrance.
Tonight we have been watching the Olympics live from Beijing and had an interesting little thought experiment. Beijing is 12 hour ahead of New York. That lead us to a weird conversation where by it is possible to be in two different places at the same time but not the same moment.
For example you could be in Beijing at 8:00 AM 8/12/08 and you could also be in New York at 8:00 AM 8/12/08, you can be in both places at the same time. You just cannot be in both places at the same moment…
I could not be happier about this, to have Brett Farve as the QB for the JETS this season is really going to make for a better season for the JETS and give them a legitimate chance at making a playoff run. Chad Pennington was our boy for years and he was a great guy… but the truth is Farve is better and Pennington was on his way out anyway… he was in competition at training camp for the QB job.
The only issue now is the JETS online store is down, I assume due to the massive amount of JETS fans who like myself are trying to order their Farve Jersey!
Also go over to ESPN when was the last time all anyone talked about was the JETS!