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Mo’ Mauer

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

I had a post on Bronx Banter earlier today, about my continuing indecision over whether or not to have a fantasy team this year. Yes, these huge life-altering decisions are always the hardest.

Meanwhile, I was glad to hear the news about Joe Mauer’s new Twins deal. I like Mauer, I like the Twins, and I like the absence of shrill wailing about how the Yankees have ruined baseball (the normal, quieter wailing about how the Yankees have ruined baseball suits me better). Besides, for all the speculation about the current AL MVP one day landing on the Yankees, I don’t think New York City is big enough to contain both David Wright and Joe Mauer. I worry that their clean-shaven, all-American, aw-shucks good-guy personas would cancel each other out, and turn them both in to druggy, whoring Commies. It’s better for everyone this way.



In other news, for any upstate NYers reading this, I’ll be heading to Glens Falls this Friday night for a reading/signing/discussion at the Red Fox bookstore. My dad will be there too. He’s quite a character, and it should be a fun evening – so if you’re in the area, come on by.

Is This Thing On?

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote…
Then longen folk to switch to WordPress.

So it took a bit longer than I expected (as things usually do), but: new website!

I transferred most of my old posts over, but there were a few glitches; anything that’s not here should still be up at (Not that I expect anyone is hankering to relive my 2007 notes on Scott Schoeneweis, but hey, what’s the point of having an internet if you’re not gonna use it?). And thanks to the guys at Mannix for their quality design work.

I do not want to overdo the annoying book promotion in the long-term but, of course, I have to at least mention it. E.g.: My book is out! Finally and at long last. A few people (…awesome people) have asked if I have any preference about how they buy the book – whether Amazon is better, or a local independent bookstore, or what. To which I reply: there is NO WRONG WAY to purchase this book.

It’s good to be back blogging again. But for now it’s almost 2 AM, so excuse me while I go party with Ron Washington.

Back in Black

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Okay, okay, time to get this baby going again. I’ve been posting on the Banter all season, once or twice a week, but I fiiiiiinally finished my book (out March 16!), and I guess I ought to have my own online space again. The Banter’s great for all things Yankee-related, but god knows there’s enough to talk about with this year’s Mets, and elsewhere in baseball too, and the occasional movie or TV review and yes, eventually, some book promotion (but I will certainly try to keep that to a minimum, or at least be as un-annoying as possible about it).

Anyway, I have a post on the Banter on last night’s Yankees win. They’re 30 games over .500 and, for the moment anyway, almost on cruise control. Being a pessimist I realize this does not preclude them from losing in the first round of the playoffs again, but even I’m not so glass-half-empty as to think they won’t at least get to the playoffs.

I’ll be in England next week visiting a friend, so I suppose it’ll be August 26th before I can really get back to a regular posting schedule here, but I figured I might as well get started over the next few days.