CAN THE YANKEES GET UP OFF THE MAT? YOU BE THE JUDGE.

I picked up a copy of The Phantom Punch by Rob Sneddon on Saturday. In it, Sneddon recounts the events that led to the second Liston-Ali fight being staged in Lewiston, Maine of all places on earth.  Oddly enough, it got me thinking about tonight's Yankees game v. the upstart Houston Astros. So, I decided…Read more CAN THE YANKEES GET UP OFF THE MAT? YOU BE THE JUDGE.

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A NIGHT IN HARLEM

Nearly 50 years ago, someone had the bright idea to send a Dan Rather look-a-like to Harlem to interview a group of Black folks about Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. The mission was called Apollo XI.  And, the reactions to the millions of dollars invested into the space program were captured in front of…Read more A NIGHT IN HARLEM

REMEMBER TIM REID’S SHOW?

I'd been seeing these promos for a new IFC show called "Brockmire"  as the 2017 baseball season approached.   It's a story about a one-time, MLB play-by-play announcer named "Jim Brockmire" who lost his gig after airing some of his own dirty laundry about his wife and her infidelities during a live broadcast.  And, his own alcoholism.…Read more REMEMBER TIM REID’S SHOW?

JUST HAVE A DASH OF MERCY & A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE

I read Bryan Stevenson's "Just Mercy" over the weekend after seeing the veteran civil rights attorney on a Tavis Smiley re-airing.   The book describes some of the legal maneuvering that lands many folks on death row, irrespective of counsel.  I was absolutely floored by the story of Walter McMillian and other folks who become,…Read more JUST HAVE A DASH OF MERCY & A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE