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Archive for March, 2009

New Dylan Song: Beyond Here Lies Nothin’

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 Posted in Music, Uncategorized | No Comments »


Fans of Bob Dylan were happy yesterday to learn that his new song, "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'," was made available for FREE DOWNLOAD. Offer expires at midnight tonight (I think), so as they say in the old advertising game: Don't ...

My Ten All-Time Favorite Baseball Books

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Greatest Hits, Interviews & Appreciations, Readings, Six Innings | 11 Comments »


I always like to read a baseball book around this time of year. So I just ordered Ron Darling's new one, The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the Mound. Here in upstate New York, we're in ...

Check Out My Interview

Saturday, March 28th, 2009 Posted in Interviews & Appreciations, Mighty Casey | 2 Comments »


Over at Feiwel and Friends, they are celebrating the publication of Mighty Casey like it's 1999. They are even blogging about it. Please click the link because Matthew Cordell just interviewed . . . me! Their blog is pretty great ...

New TV Show Idea

Friday, March 27th, 2009 Posted in Family | 1 Comment »


As I complained on Wednesday: I’ve got a cold and I’m feeling grumpy. Wheezing, sneezing, stuffed up, head in a fog. No one has suffered with a cold the way I am suffering now. I feel achy! My throat itches! Just look ...

Where The Wild Things Are Trailer

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 Posted in Current Events, Fun Clips | 1 Comment »


Who knows![youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--N9klJXbjQ]

Fan Mail Wednesday #35

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 Posted in Fan Mail, Jigsaw Jones | No Comments »


I've got a cold and I'm feeling grumpy. Wheezing, sneezing, stuffed up, head in a fog. Nothing can possibly make me happy . . . except for FAN MAIL WEDNESDAY! It's better than Vicks VapoRub! Here's one that asks a simple question ...

Hanging the Net

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 Posted in Family | 4 Comments »


This weekend I got around to hanging the net. Fortunately I had some help . . . . . . but not much. Have you figured it out yet? Here's another hint: The view from inside the cage . . . And from another angle. That's right ...

Sleeping in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 Posted in Family, New York Mets | 1 Comment »


Living in Delmar, NY, we're about 75 miles from Cooperstown, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Beautiful little town in the middle of nowhere, with a gorgeous lake and a lost-in-time feel. The museum offers a program called "Extra ...

The Difference Between Dogs and Cats

Friday, March 20th, 2009 Posted in Around the Web | No Comments »


This is one of those jokes that float around the internet, with one difference: This one is actually pretty funny. Go figure. How To Give a Cat a Pill 1.  Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm ...

Bloggy Blogness: Around the Horn

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 Posted in Around the Web | 2 Comments »


A few things: * My Best Pal in the World Whom I Never Actually Met, Matthew Cordell, gets the "Random Illustrator" Feature over at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. They do a first-rate job over there, always. * The fabulous Brenda Bowen ...