Monday, October 19, 2009

As usual, sorry I haven't written here. But my writing elsewhere is getting notice:

My sister-in-law is a very clever video games writer who's won awards in her field. Recently, she was instructed to pen things more in the style of the dating reality show I worked on for 5 seasons. When she told her bosses about me, they said I was a minor celebrity around their office. I don't play much video games, but I'm guessing I shouldn't expect some kind of high-rez graphics version of "Catcher in the Rye".

Also, the show I'm working for now just got the following viewer mail:

"The clips on this show are very good, but the assclowns who write the insufferably smug, rhymin' narration should've been strangled at birth."

That just made my day, 'cause, y'know, it means someone's actually watching.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Yeah, I'm back.
But so are my boys -- the Yankees are in the post-season again.

I'm particularly excited because I think they started getting it right this season, acquiring good, young talent who would do well in NY. I'm also psyched because I just finished Joe Torre's book, The Yankees Years. It was a gift from my wife (the 1-year paper anniversary), and surprisingly engrossing. Okay, not that surprising, considering Tom Verducci was the one who actually wrote it all.

Mostly, it was a trip down memory lane for me. I recalled every L.A. bar I was in when I watched these games, from the glorious '98 season of 125 wins (Dublin's), to the Subway Series (Yankee Doodle's), to the thrilling Mr. November loss to Arizona (San Francisco Saloon), to that amazing 2003 ALCS game 7 (Barney's Beanary), to the utter frustration that followed every moment after Boone's home run.

And now, as the Yankees take the field against Minnesota as I write this, I hope it'll be a return to form. For the Bombers, and maybe, for me with this blog.

Also, if Joe Torre's Dodgers can kick ass in the national league, maybe we can get a World Series to match my childhood memories of LA vs. NY.

And who knows, maybe I can see my Bombers live in Dodgers Stadium this year.

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