Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Tag: new york mets


First in an occasional series of ill-considered, ill-thought out musings on the baseball season. Y’know, to keep the post count up and stuff. Read the rest of this entry »

Literature with R.A. Dickey, Scrabble with Teju Cole

R.A. Dickey pitching, and being awesome and stuffI’ve never really been comfortable with the idea of meeting my heroes in person. A few years back I was sitting in a bar in Austin (long story, and not a particularly interesting one), and who should walk in but quite possibly my favourite singer-songwriter/alt-country guy, Ryan Adams. I decided against going up and speaking to him. First, he seemed like he was having a fun, relaxing evening and didn’t need me annoying him with how much I loved Heartbreaker or Cold Roses or whatever. Secondly, what if it wasn’t a pleasant experience for me? If that were to happen would it ruin all that great music I loved? Would it spoil the memories I had of his songs pulling me through my sadder moments and soundtracking some of the happier ones? I couldn’t risk it. Read the rest of this entry »

The Mets, Family Guy and a navel-gazing footnote

Today’s reading is the New Yorker profile of the New York Mets’ chairman and chief executive, Fred Wilpon. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet the Met

Steve's Mets trading cardThe baseball season is almost upon us. Spring training is in full swing. And just like the players, I’ve been preparing for the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Not all sportsmen are idiots

Just a quick dispatch today, inspired by a couple of pieces I’ve read today whilst working incredibly hard at being (or at least appearing to be) an Industrious Member of Society. Read the rest of this entry »