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Good Eye

by 02/20/2015
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

It’s the middle of the season and my son won’t swing at the ball. Jesse is seven and this is his third year playing league baseball.

Can We Get Next?

by 07/29/2014
Neighborhood: Queens

No, not the much respected European Handball, but American Handball which was played by the Irish and Chinese immigrants that first arrived in large cities, yes girls CAN play, pretty well too, and yes it is a real sport in my opinion.

Just Another Night

by 01/12/2014
Neighborhood: Fort Greene

Peter Nolan Smith spends New Year's Eve with Zatoichi, mushroom pasta, the Bruins, and a long distance phone call.

Bumping Heads with New York Yankee Steve Whitaker

by 10/22/2009
Neighborhood: Bronx

No, I wasn’t going to cut school to go to Yankee Stadium and watch the Yankees play the Orioles during their 1967 season. “Aw, c’mon, BB, let’s do it,” recommended “Reese,” one of my Southwest Bronx neighborhood pals and fellow schoolmate during my sophomore year at DeWitt Clinton High School. Otherwise easygoing, when it came […]

Schadenfreude — How Bout Those Boys?

by 12/13/2008
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Long before Jessica Simpson was jinxing the Cowboys, Thomas Pryor was cursing them.