Archive for the ‘Twins’ Category

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.

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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.

What is "One of the More Surreal Experiences of My Life, Alex?"

Monday, October 12th, 2009

So in the end, my anxiety about the ALDS was largely unfounded – except for Carl Pavano’s ace performance; did I call that or what? My recap of last night’s Yankees win went up on the Banter this morning.

And since it worked so well last time, now I’m off to write about all the many ways the ALCS could turn into a total disaster for New York.

Meanwhile, weirdly enough, I’m supposed to be on “Jeopardy!” tonight – I went out to LA for the taping back in August and it was a fun though deeply weird experience. I’m Tivo-ing the show, but as I hate even hearing my own voice on a tape recorder let alone watching myself on TV, I will probably go with the Phils-Rockies game tonight instead.

And I’m not allowed to say how I did before it airs, but I can’t let it go without just one preemptive note: I knew the Mickey Mantle question! I just couldn’t buzz in in time, I swear!