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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York My lack of interest in sports is fairly notorious around these parts.First, because I work with a lot of men who enjoy talking about bats and balls and touchdowns and runs and team rivalries and other sportsy things in our office. I contribute nothing to these conversations except exaggerated yawns and eye-rolling. I understand that tons of women are into sports. They play them. Watch them. Follow them. Understand what is happening on screen when the TV announcers stop the clock and draw circles around the football players with arrows.But I’m not one of them. So the fact that the Amazin’ Mets are about to play a wild card game—whatever that means—is lost on me.The second thing that makes my non-fandom somewhat remarkable is that I am an award-winning sportswriter.For this piece about NHL Hall-of-Famer Clark Gillies and for assisting with some quotes for this story about Mets superfan Jim Breuer.Related: Jim Breuer: LI’s Former Bad Boy Jokester Opens Up About Life, God and Heavy MetalSo when my daughter’s cheer team was presented with the opportunity to perform at Citi Field at a Mets home game on Sept. 24 against the Philadelphia Phillies, I was excited for her, but not so much about the idea of watching a baseball game. I did like the idea of tailgating, however. I enjoy a 6-foot hero like the rest of America. And I loved that she and her team would have the chance to perform at such a tremendous venue in front of a ginormous audience and that she would feel the fresh green grass that famous baseball players (none of whom I can name without prompting) run through while she and her friends gaze up into the stands while they do their thing. Who gets to do that every day?Let me be honest, they were fantastic! Taught by New York Jets cheerleaders, hundreds of elementary-age cheerleaders (and their coaches) took the field after hours of fun, but intense, practice. They completed a dance to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” and Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too.” In turn, each of the girls was broadcast from the Jumbotron. Exhilarated and excited, my daughter proclaimed that the experience was “the best thing that ever happened in my life—even more than Disney!” If that’s not an endorsement, I don’t know what is.Then we stayed for the game.I tried to make the best of it, and even contacted Press pal and Mets fanatic Jim Breuer to see if he’d be broadcasting his infamously hysterical viral post-game recap videos from the stands, and if so, whether I could join him, but he’s on tour and wasn’t in New York. He implored me to enjoy it. And to wear Mets gear. He let it be known that our friendship kind of hinged on this.“You wear blue and orange to a Mets game,” he told me through the phone in the middle of an editorial meeting. “You get decked out in Mets gear! You love it!”“Enjoy your daughter!” he advised.With a borrowed Mets cap, I tried. But my attention span has a way of cutting out after approximately one minute. So, after chatting with the other parents seated in our section, looking at my phone, texting my husband and snapping pictures, I decided to walk around.The thing about section 337, where we were seated, is that it requires you to take stairs to the third level, walk 50 feet, go down again, around half the stadium, then back up. And around. So I did that.Then I looked at the scoreboard.It was still the first inning.The girls all performed again after the second inning. They stunted, jumped, clapped and cheered in unison to the thunderous roar of the crowd.My daughter was escorted to our section, up the stairs, halfway around, down the stairs, then up again, and by this time, she was “literally starving.” The food lines were long, but I wasn’t interested in the game anyway. Off I went.On the concession line, I learned not only the score of the game and what inning it was, but just how intensely some sports fans take the performance of the players. The Mets’ rough start on the field that day was downright insulting to a lady wearing a black Jurassic Park sweatshirt who was waiting on line for chicken fingers. And she was taking it all very, very personally.Her boyfriend and I got an earful.“It’s ten to nothing,” she said, hands on hips, her eyeballs digging deep into the soul of her date, undoubtedly looking for him to answer for her disappointment. “Ten. Ten to zip. Nothing. Nuh. Thing. To ten. I am so sad right now. I’m like really pissed.”She really was.“Seriously,” she continued. “The score? Is ten to nothing. Seriously. This is the night I come to a game. This is the night. I am not happy right now.”Her boyfriend nodded silently. He was wearing a T-shirt that read: “I’ve got 99 problems.”The line inched forward. The lady paced. She cut in front of a guy holding four beers and a box of hot dogs, causing him to stop short, spill some beer and get mustard on his Mets jersey. He regained his balance and moved forward. Some Mets fans are really resilient.Every time this Jurassic Park lady came back from peering at the field, she repeated the score. Which was 10. To. Zero. The boyfriend had no answer for this, but he looked increasingly guilty as the game oozed slowly forward like thick molasses.She caught the attention of two guys in their 20s fully decked out in Mets gear standing behind me.“What?! They’re down by ten?! It’s the fourth inning! We’re better than this!” she proclaimed.That’s a thing that trips me up. Not to sound like Chazz Palminteri in A Bronx Tale, but how exactly do fans consider themselves a collective “we”? As in: “We won!” “We beat the Patriots!” “We are the champions, my friend!”I had spent a small fortune on tickets and parking, but I didn’t feel as if the Mets players and I were all in this together.I’d moved six inches in line. Now the 10-0 lady started leading the chicken-finger line in a “Let’s Go Mets!” chant.Eventually, I saw the Promised Land, disguised as an overworked woman taking the orders of the people right in front of me. Apparently, the boyfriend had lost his appetite.“Are you serious right now?” Jurassic Park lady said. “We’ve been on this line for an hour and a half, and now you don’t want food? I will f–king body-slam you right now. Get a f–king pretzel.”He did as he was told.I finally got an order of chicken fingers, but now I can’t pay my mortgage.It was the sixth inning by the time I returned to section 337. The Mets were batting. Everybody started cheering like crazy so I looked on the field and saw that the bases were loaded and a guy had just scored.Then another guy hit the ball and the guy in the field didn’t catch it, so another player ran home. That happened two more times and the people in the stands were going absolutely bananas. It was impossible to feel nothing.In all of the excitement, I clapped. I yelled “Whooo!” from section 337.Eventually, there were three outs. The Mets had scored four runs. The crowd was electrified. My heart felt happy for the Jurassic Park lady. I imagined she was eating her chicken fingers with a renewed gusto (and most likely her boyfriend’s pretzel as well).And then we left early to beat the traffic. I never found out if the Mets won or lost. I still don’t know.Good game, anyway, sports fans. Good game. And a truly Amazin’ time with my daughter. Thanks, Jim.(Featured photo credit: Eric Kilby)
Bragg’s sports media subsidiary GMS gets NJ affiliate approval January 9, 2020 SBC’s On The Ball – Going Dutch October 12, 2018 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Share Snack Media drives digital growth with Wisden partnership July 9, 2020 Submit Snack Media has strengthened its offering to advertisers, rights holders and independent media owners after acquiring GIVEMESPORT.The combined business will have an audience of over 210 million unique users across all platforms, and will offer coverage from football, Formula 1, tennis, golf, combat sports and esports.Niall Coen, CEO of Snack Media, commented: “We are delighted to have acquired GIVEMESPORT and are tremendously excited by the opportunity it presents. Not only the size and quality of the audience we now have but also the strength of expertise of the GIVEMESPORT team.“When we started Snack Media 13 years ago, we wanted to become the best new media sports business in the UK and since then we have grown organically. Our guiding values, sound strategy, great people and long-lasting relationships with our publishing partners have stood the test of time. Enabling us to grow even through these uncertain times.“We are extremely confident about the positive benefits that this acquisition can bring to new clients and the stakeholders in the Snack Media group. It marks a new and exciting phase for the business.”He added: “The acquisition adds tremendous value to our proposition for both Advertisers, Sponsors, Rights Holders and Publishers. Snack Media is now one of the largest sports media platforms in the UK. The aim is to become one of the largest sports publishers in the world.”
LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers reached a one-year contract agreement with catcher Austin Barnes but did not tender a contract to relief pitcher Yimi Garcia, allowing him to become a free agent.Monday was the deadline for teams to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. Garcia was the only one from that group to become a non-tendered free agent. Relief pitcher Scott Alexander agreed to a one-year, $875,000 contract and Barnes to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.Outfielder/first baseman Cody Bellinger, shortstop Corey Seager, outfielder Joc Pederson, outfielder/infielder Kiké Hernandez, infielder Max Muncy, infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor and pitchers Julio Urias, Ross Stripling and pitcher Pedro Baez were all tendered contracts and could go to arbitration.After making 59 appearances out of the Dodgers’ bullpen in 2015, Garcia’s career was derailed by multiple injuries including Tommy John surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2017 season. He split 2018 between the majors and the minors but made 64 appearances for the Dodgers in 2019 (second on the team behind Baez), going 1-4 with a 3.61 ERA but giving up 15 home runs (tied for the most of any National League reliever). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Barnes entered the 2019 season as the Dodgers’ primary catcher but a two-year offensive slide continued, landing him back in Triple-A when Will Smith was promoted and took over the job in late July. Barnes finished with a .203 average and .633 OPS in 75 big-league games.Monday’s moves leave the Dodgers with 39 players on their 40-man roster.
FREEHOLD — The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders formally returned to exclusively Republican rule at its annual reorganization meeting, held last Thursday at the Biotechnology High School, Kosloski Road.Freeholder John P. Curley will serve as director for 2012.The defeat of incumbent Democrat Amy Mallet in November returned the five-member freeholder board to an exclusively GOP body, with former Spring Lake resident Gary Rich taking the seat formerly held by Mallet.Re-elected incumbent Republican Lillian Burry is beginning her third three-year term on the freeholder board. Rounding out the all Republican lineup is Rosemarie Peters, who was sworn in for her second five-year term as county surrogate.As Freeholder Director, Curley will preside over freeholder meetings and act as the board’s spokesman and representative during the year.Curley failed in his first try for a freeholder seat in 2008, but was elected to the board the following year after serving for about five years on the Red Bank Borough Council.He was first elected to the Red Bank Council as a Democrat. Shortly after changing his party affiliation to Republican, Curley established a reputation as a populist firebrand, regularly locking horns with other elected officials.Curley continued to battle his political opponents during his tenure as a freeholder, at times butting heads with fellow Republicans.Curley, a Middletown resident, who said his relationship with a family owned auto dealership allows him to function as a fulltime freeholder, told the capacity crowd that, “I will not entertain any new tax increases,” and pledged that he would “not remain silent in accepting the status quo.”Last year, Curley was as strong critic of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees’ handling of alleged financial improprieties by then college President Peter Burnham, which led to the ouster of some high level administrators, including the president.A member of the county college’s board of school estimate (which oversees the college’s actions) Curley pledged, “It is my commitment to clean house at Brookdale once and for all,” vowing to replace all of the board of trustees members who were there during the upheaval and controversy of the last year.In addition, Curley said, he plans on looking for ways to privatize some county services (including the operations of two of the county’s golf courses), hold the line on hiring and equipment purchases, sell off some assets (like the county owned and operated senior nursing facilities) all to provide some relief to taxpayers.Freeholder Thomas Arnone, who was elected in 2010, was named as deputy director for 2012. Members of the board also offered its best wishes to Freeholder Robert Clifton, last year’s director who is moving on to the State Assembly in the newly redrawn 12th District, where he won a seat last November.Mallet, Fair Haven, who was leaving the board after one three-year term, said she was not sure what she will pursue next.“There are quite a few opportunities available to me,” she explained. “But I want to go where I can make the most difference.”The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored outgoing member Robert Clifton at the county’s reorganization meeting in Freehold last Thursday, Jan. 5. Clifton was leaving the board to join the state Assembly in Trenton. (L to R) Incoming Freeholder Gary Rich, Freeholder Director John P. Curley, outgoing Freeholder Rob Clifton, Freeholder Lillian Burry and Freeholder Tom Arnone.
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DES MOINES, Iowa – Six of the top 10 American 800-meter runners are set to make two laps around the Blue Oval as part of the men’s 800 meters at the 107th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The field includes the recently crowned indoor World Champion and the indoor World Championships bronze medalist.Leading off the field is Boris Berian, the newly minted World Champion is the top-ranked American runner after also claiming the U.S. Indoor title. Matthew Centrowitz, the top American and an Olympian at 1,500 meters will step down to the 800 meters and event in which he’s ranked third in the nation.Erik Sowinski, who competed collegiately at Iowa, returns to the Blue Oval after earning a bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships and finishing his 2015 season as the No. 4 competitor in the country.Sowinski will be joined by another Iowa product in Tyler Mulder, a native of Orange City and graduate of UNI.Also in the field are the Nos. 5, 7 and 8 runners in the U.S. In Casimir Loxsom, Charles Jock and Mike Rutt, respectively. Robbie Andrews, Ryan Martin and Johnny Gregorek round out the collection of elite American half-milers that will be featured on the Blue Oval.The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee men’s 800 meters is scheduled for 2:02 p.m. on April 30.Single-session tickets for the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are now on sale as are all-session and multi-session tickets. To secure your seats at Drake Stadium, visit www.DrakeRelays.org, www.DrakeTix.com or by calling the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-3647.Print Friendly Version
After losing all three games during their Texas Three Step road trip (read about those here, here and here), can the Warriors (12-6) get back on track against the red-hot Thunder (10-6)?When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m.Projected Thunder starters: Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Steven Adams, Jerami Grant, Hamidou DialloHow the Thunder are doing: After losing their first four games of the season, the Thunder come into Wednesday’s game one of the hottest teams in the Western Conference, …