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My Contribution to Changing Subway Series History

Monday, May 27th, 2013

The Mets and Yankees will kick off a four game Subway Series this week. It’s the first time the teams haven’t played three games in each ballpark since 1998. If you remember, the first two years of Interleague play included three games with each team alternating ballparks. The Mets played at the old Yankee Stadium […]

Morning Digest: Classic Subway Series Ending Edition

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Just when you want to see the Subway Series go into the history books for good, you get a weekend like this. Yankees fans invaded Citi Field and gave the Stadium some buzz, and Mets ownership much needed cash. You heard complaints about the Great Wall of Flushing, umpires, and start times. I complain about […]

Listen: Morning Holiday Digest at 11 AM

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

It’s a holiday weekend, and with that, comes a special time for the weekly show. I will kick it off giving my state of the Mets as they wrap up this final leg of Interleague play this afternoon against the Yankees. Sensei John Kreese of nomaas.org talks about his recent interview with Yankees Senior VP […]

Buzz in the Citi, Wall of Flushing, D-Rob MVP, A-Rod Recruiting?

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

There was a certain “buzz” at Citi Field for the Subway Series opener last night. Those that were in the building said it was the best since it opened. There were a lot of Yankees fans in attendance (rough estimate was 55/45 Mets), which may have contributed to it. Let’s be honest, Mets fans have […]

My Subway Series Story

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Once again we’ve arrived at that time of year, where inter-league play starts and a unique energy enters New York’s ballparks. Those grand palaces of our national past time may have changed but the energy and emotion in them remains the same. It’s known as the Subway Series and it’s all about emotion. For me, […]

Time to Address the Jump the Shark Series

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Last May I wrote the following: I just don’t have the same juice for the Subway Series the last few years like when it first came out. As a matter of fact, Interleague Play was fun and exciting, and I now feel like it’s more of an unfair burden to teams that have to play […]

The Fascist Boot Burkhardt

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

During the first inning of today’s Subway Series finale at Yankee Stadium Kevin Burkhardt gave the WPIX viewers, mostly Mets fans, a feel of the Bleacher Creatures. Our good friend Bald Vinny informed me that Burkhardt was booted from the bleachers by Stadium security as they cited a “no media allowed” policy. When I asked […]

Subway Series Talk on 1240 AM WGBB @10pm

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

I will be doing a live hour show from the studios of 1240 AM WGBB. Tonight we talk Subway Series and Jim Baumbach of Newsday will join us to give his thoughts on the direction of both clubs. Paul and Joe from Yankee Roll Call join me for a roundtable discussion as we chat about […]

Classic Subway Series Game But Without the Juice

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

I wrote back in May the Subway Series has “jumped the shark.” I believe six games and two series is a bit much and loses its luster with the fans. Last night at Yankee Stadium we had a ballgame with all the elements of a great Subway Series Game: pitching duel, big hits, tense moments, […]

Yankees Fans Enjoy Citi Field More Than the Stadium?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I had some Yankees fan friends I know go to the Subway Series this weekend. One of the surprises was how much they enjoyed Citi Field. This is a far cry from the days when Yankees fans would complain about the inferior accommodations at Shea Stadium. “Citi Field is like a real ballpark,” they told […]