Thursday, September 21, 2006

No Repeat

As the Mets advance by clinching their division title with a squad more than eager to see October, it makes it difficult to consider the inevitable. Who really wants to see a repeat of the 2000 World Series? New Yorkers and the Tri-State demographic. Not to say that the Mets will easily be rocked by the Yanks, they do have some incredible pitchers.

And they do have power, but nothing like the Yankee ballclub. There is no doubt a few line-up changes and carefully selected starting pitchers will bring the Mets more opportunities. A big part of me would be satisfied if the Mets won the Series this year. It would be exactly 20 years since they last did. Then all the fans at Shea can tear the grass off the field again, winning bragging rights and their third respective championship.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like

Both NY juggernauts have matching records in this year's pennant race [90-58]
Can both Torre and Randolph continue the momentum? I say hell yeah. The Yanks need to focus on the Tigers and getting Sheff back behind the plate, putting up numbers.
At the beginning of this year it wasn't even a concept for me to subscribe to. The thought of another subway series in 6 years time - infuckincredible.
This is a deviant stance, I know - I wouldn't be upset if the Mets took it in 5.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

9. 11 Five Years Later

Tomorrow marks 5 years since the September 11 attacks. The entire world has changed on many different levels from airport security to heightened sensitivity of political matters to the way financial institutions conduct business.

9. 11, terrorism, the war on terror; have all become buzz words to delineate the horrific events of that day to propel a national interest in new foreign policy. What that policy is remains uncertain as we march into the fourth year of the war in Iraq. Many of our men and women in the military aren't coming home, the public view of the situation is steadily declining into dissatisfaction and there has been no support from other non-English speaking nations to aid in war efforts.

But it's not as bad as it sounds. There have been no terrorist attacks on American soil in the last five years, all incidences of planned attacks have been thwarted and it looks like the Israeli-Lebanense conflict is headed for a resolution. That's simply wishful thinking, considering the tension has been barbecuing over there for a very long time.

In New York, politicos and the families of the victims of the World Trade Center have been working out a way to begin the memorial structures at Ground Zero. Not quite sure whether the architects have been commissioned, but it seems as if the sensitivity surrounding the issue about building on the space has been filtered out.