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A Potential World Series In Common

17 Oct

The NY Mets & Toronto Blue Jays have a Couple of Things in common:
One is that both clubs are Expansion Teams, with The Mets beginning play in 1962 & The Blue Jays in 1977.
The Other thing in common is the Services of One Ronald Wesley Taylor, Canadian.
For in 1969, Game Two, Ronald Wesley Taylor saved Game Two of the 1969 World Series for NY Mets Pitcher Jerry Koosman.
Today, Toronto’s Team Physician is Ronald Wesley Taylor, MD.

You cannot make THIS Story Up, Eh.

M, Eh!

Kyrie Elaison

The NY Mets, A Test Of Faith

21 May

You may be wondering as to WHY I would write something about Major League Baseball, in particular, the New York Mets.
Normally, this blog covers the World of The Catholic Faith, both Roman/Latin & Eastern, particularly Byzantine in the Eastern Catholic Churches. But, I still follow Baseball.
The Mets are basing themselves on a Team in the San Francisco Bay Area. No, it isn’t a team called the Giants, who over 58 Years Ago, called Upper Manhattan their Home Base.
Rather, The Mets are using the Oakland Athletics Strategy of “Moneyball”, as run by one Billy Beane, a former Minor Leager in the Minor League System of The New York Mets.
However, this Mets Mess is caused by a Primary Ownership, consisting of a Family, whose claim to fame, is having invested in a “Sure Fire Investment Scheme” with “Bernie From Far Rockaway” Madoff, who is now in a Federal Prison for 150 Years(Which means in reality, for good).
A couple of Mets Fans have a Billboard near Citi Field, calling for the Primary Ownership to sell the Team. Good Luck to THAT Strategy.
I am a Boston Red Sox Fan, who was 49 Years Old when the “Olde Towne Team” finally won a World Series for the 1st Time since 1918.
I understand the Mets Situation, having grown up going to Shea Stadium. I have been to Citi Field a total of two times. But, to me, there was nothing like Shea Stadium, what, with the Highest Upper Level in Major League Baseball. And wackier fans than anywhere, except for the Lower Bleachers in Fenway Park in the Kenmore Section in Boston, where I got a chance to razz Hall of Famer Ricky Henderson, for hiding in the Mets Clubhouse in Atlanta, during the 1999 National League Championship Series, playing cards with Bobby Bonilla. It was an evening where some girl named Kristen, was being razzed by certain Red Painted Males, who called her “The Vamp of The Fenway Bleachers” on September 8th, 2000.
It was a combined Red Sox & Mets Moment.
There was in 2002, a Moment in Shea Stadium, where the Utterly Despised William Roger Clemens, he who beaned Mets Catcher Mike Piazza in July, 2000 at Toilet II(Yankee Stadium II), was razzed by the combination of NY Mets & Boston Red Sox Fans. The Battle Flags of The Two Former World Series Opponents of 1986, were waved amid the Sarcastic Chant of “Roggggah”. The Game was televised on FOX. Even Joe Buck of FOX Sports got into this wild scene, calling for Mr Clemens to suffer some pain.
The New York Mets actually won 11 Games in a row on the 1st Home stand of the year, something which has not occurred since 1991 in Major League Baseball. In my opinion, I thought that this was way too good to be true.
But the New York Mets are fading quickly. In this town, you can’t play it like the Oakland Athletics. And I do call for a solution for rather Long Suffering Mets Fans. It is a Demand to the Principal Owner, Fred Wilson, his son Jeffrey and Fred’s Brother In Law, Sol Katz:
” Sell, Freddie, Sell! And take Jeffy and Uncle Sol With You.”
This bunch is as bad as M. Donald Grant, who traded Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, turning Shea Stadium into  “Grant’s Tomb”, which was no National Monument.
Mets Fans Live On.

” Vomit, Barf, Puke!”

M

The Mets Still Suck ..&They’re On FOX

6 Jul

The Ancient Bartolo Colon amazes me, in that he is 8-6. The Long Ball is doing him in, but it is now 5-3 Texas Rangers in an Interleague Matchup for “Baseball Night In America-MLB On FOX.”
Kenny Albert, son of Broadcast Legend Marv Albert, is calling the Game. Cliff Floyd is Lead Baseball Analyst.
The Last Time Cliff Floyd was on FOX, he had a bad Achilles Tendon. Tim Mc Carver kept confusing him with someone named Chris Floyd, which meant that Tim was confusing Cliff Floyd  with Chris Everett Lloyd. From Baseball to Tennis? WHAT?
End of 5, Texas 5, NY Mets 3. Orioles at Red Sox is also on FOX , and I would have preferred that game.It is also the Final Score.

M, Eh!

Mets Sweep Yankees At Toilet 3

14 May

Daisuke Matsuzaka worked 3 2/3 Innings and got his 1st Win of the Year, with the New York Mets Trashing the New York Yankees 12-7.
In this Derek Jeter Farewell Tour of Baseball, going back to Last Year, the Yankees have dropped 6 in a row to The Mets. The Chickens are coming Home to Roost in The Bronx.
Mets and Yankees no longer the FOX Teams. Now it is Midweek. No Tim Mc Carver to kick around any more.
Actually, it is a Good Thing because it would be a Friday Night Affair on Local TV, Saturday Afternoon on FOX(Torturous, as Joe Buck, Mr Snarkasm and Tim Mc Carver, also called Captain Obvious, were given to levels of low to high acid indigestion and Nausea, with one such 2002 Telecast from Shea Stadium, June 15th, 2002, on the 25th Anniversary of The 1st Tom Seaver Trade, when Roger “Rocket” Clemens, pitching for the Yankees, and loved as much by Mets and Red Sox Fans, as Hitler is in Forest Hills in Queens{NOT}, was given a brushback pitch, sending the Delirious Mets/Red Sox Fans into Frenzy, as both Teams Fans are an incredible alliance with a Sheer Hatred of The NY Yankees, and especially Roger Clemens, Poster Boy for “Lidocaine & Vitamin B12.” Boston Red Sox and NY Mets War Flags Flew at Full Staff, being waved all over Shea Stadium in the Days before “A-Rod”, said by Tim Mc Carver to be “Responsible for Global Warming.” Roger served up a 2 Run Homer to NY Mets Starting Pitcher Shawn Estes and a Solo Shot to The Catcher he beaned in 2000 @ Yankee Stadium, Mike Piazza, sending Mets/Red Sox Allies into Sheer Delirium, with sarcastic chants of “Roggahhh”, in a game from whence Clemens would end up on the 15 Day DL, a match which would have Mc Carver stating that the feud between Clemens and Piazza was over, only to have Buck calling for Clemens to get hit with a Fastball to his noggin)&Sunday Night on ESPN.

The Action of this Series switches to Citi Field, tonight and tomorrow evening. The Yankees leave town, while the Mets are here for a few more days.
Much of The Yankees Club is old and it is starting to show. Much of the Mets Club is young and inexperienced.

But “Dice K” isn’t a bad pickup at all, especially as Long Relief.

From Red Sox Nation NYC to NY Mets Fans, one big, cheering, rousing Chorus for You and Your Team:
“M-E-T-S, Mets, Mets, Mets!”

I Love It at Fenway Park. I also miss Shea Stadium so very much.

M-Red Sox Nation-NY

Sharing video STAGS E43/44 A Video By M(HD 720p)

7 May

http://vimeo.com/68439246

DICE K

27 Apr

2 Good Innings and no runs. He looks like he shaved off most hair and shaving Home Plate.

6-6 Mets Marlins at Citi Field, 2 Outs, Runner Chris Young at 1st and Hit by Pitch, End of 9th Inning.

M, Eh!

1964 World’s Fair Opened

23 Apr

It was on April 23rd, 1964, that the NY World’s Fair opened up a new world.
Imagine riding to the Fair for $.15 via the IRT #7 Flushing Line. It was tokens then.
Tokens don’t exist now. It is the MTA MetroCard. The ride is $2.50 with the card, $2.75 without the card.
Actually, the 1st Part of the Fair opened on April 17th, 1964, and the place was Shea Stadium. Citi Field, an Ebbets Field Replication, replaced Shea Stadium. But, reminders of Shea are in the Citi Field Parking Lot, with replication of Home Plate, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Base, in the exact spots they were at Shea Stadium.
In Effect, the World’s Fair, opened up with the Bumbling New York Mets, followed by Exhibits of the future.
There was a two way Picture Phone from AT&T, but it didn’t really sell, but it did serve as Prototype for Today’s Smartphone. A tv camera on the Picture Phone, was prototype for Smartphones with cameras for videos and Internet Television.
Another Live Internet Television Special on either Bambuser or Veetle, will come entirely from a Smartphone. The 1964 Fair was site to prototypes. And now we have the working finished product.

Live From Queens…

M, Eh!

It is Time for Catholics To Go Beyond You Tube

20 Apr

Years ago, it was Public Access Cable Channels. Eventually, it was the World Wide Web. Then came Vimeo in 2004, followed by Dailymotion and then You Tube. Then the Smartphone Revolution came and one could send a Video into Cyberspace from that Smartphone. Apple came out with the iPod Touch and iPad.
Then, Live Video Streaming Networks came into being. One can make a Good News Piece on the spot.
The Evangelical Christians are using Live Video Streaming Networks for their Wednesday Night and Sunday Services. I see this all the time on Veetle, Bambuser and Ustream.

I have yet to see Lay Catholics doing this. They usually head to You Tube as a matter of habit, though Vimeo is becoming a destination. On Vimeo, it is artists who comment, not imbecilic types who have trouble spelling a 3 letter word, though they have no trouble with the 4 letter kind.

But, one with a Smartphone and the right app, can broadcast any event imaginable.

On Holy Thursday, portions of The Catholic Mass of The Lord’s Supper, were telecast live from Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Forest Hills, Queens, NY, over Veetle, an Easy to use Service. Views were not bad at all.
On Good Friday, Ustream was used to televise the St. Thomas Apostle to Holy Child Jesus Walk. But, Ustream, which the experts say is THE Place to get lots of viewers, only registered 11 Views in 25 Minutes of Transmission. Ustream is actually for the pros at the Traditional Broadcasting Networks, who may carry a story which is intended for web telecast only.
Easter Vigil at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in Forest Hills Queens NY, was carried on Veetle and 31 views were registered. Part of the Tridentine Latin Mass of Easter Sunday, was carried by Veetle, as it handled a weak transmission signal quite well for 14 views in 11 Minutes. The Bambuser Feed failed twice and needs a stronger data signal to handle the transmission.
But two days before Palm Sunday, it handled the telecast of a portion of The Children’s Stations Of The Cross, Live from St. Pancras Roman Catholic Church in Glendale, Queens, NY. It lasted 3 Minutes and 11 Seconds, getting 18 Views.
Those of you who watch “ChurchMillitant.tv”, the show “Mic’d Up” With Michael Voris, is carried Live on Wednesday Nights, with Live Feed on Livestream. Livestream like Ustream, caters to the Pros.

It is time to “Go Live” & preach the Good News. Many of The services are free. The Results will amaze you. You Tube is “So 2005.”

A Catholic Presence is needed.
You are The Media.

Pax Tecum!
Gloria In Excelsis Deo!

M, Eh

Two Live Video Streaming Networks New Functions

20 Apr

Veetle will be the Cultural, Religious & Entertainment Network, while Bambuser will be for news and public affairs Network.
Ustream?
For something outrageous.

M, Eh!

67 Years Ago Today At Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place A Man Wore #42

15 Apr

The Brooklyn Dodgers had their Home Opener at Ebbets Field.  Jackie Robinson played his 1st Game.
A child who would later own the Chicago White Sox, one Jerome Reinsdorf, was at this historic game.
Baseball’s Colour Line was broken.

Yet, it was 1972, 25 Years after Jackie’s Historic 1st Game. For the 1st of “The Boys Of Summer” had passed on. Gil Hodges was a Member of the 1955 World Championship Brooklyn Dodgers as 1st Baseman. In 1969, he managed the World Championship NY Mets.
For a greying man of colour was exiting a vehicle outside of Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church on Avenue M in Brooklyn. He was going through Blindness as he exited the vehicle. This was in April, 1972.
#42, Jackie Robinson was seem. A frail and seriously ill man, a far cry from the Player who stole Home Plate in the 1955 World Series, he needed help to enter the Parish Church, where Gil Hodges Lay In State. The Brooklyn Dodgers decamped for Los Angeles, 15 Years Earlier.
#42, Jackie Robinson died in October, 1972, 25 Years after his 1st Season and 1st World Series.

And he is remembered 67 years later, on a rainy, chilly day in the 5 Boroughs.

By the way, the Robinson’s Babysitter, built a monument in Jackie’s Memory, as part of a new stadium, located adjacent to where Shea Stadium used to be.
The new ball park, called Citi Field, is an exterior replica of Ebbets Field, with a huge Rotunda at the entrance.
The Rotunda, which replicates the Ebbets Field Rotunda, is a multimedia tribute to Jackie Robinson and named for him.

The Babysitte? Fred Wilpon, Principal Partner in the New York Mets.

Missing from this ball park is the trolley line which ran by Ebbets Field. An elevated line runs by the ball park now, called the 7 Train.

Strange, but Ebbets Field was once served by a Rapid Transit Line called the Franklin Brighton Line.
It was also
called The 7 Line.

Remember this day for Baseball and life changed.

M