Last week’s Pray4Mets post about my Jewish friend Charles and the 2019 NFC Championships skipped over an important conversation between him and me. It links to this week’s celebrations of renewal among Jews and Christians. As his team, the Los Angeles Rams, was going through their meandering playoff motions on that winter Sunday afternoon, and […]Read more "Thoughts on Redemption"
A Tale For Fans Maya Angelou knew why the caged bird sings. I know why the Rams beat the Saints in the NFL playoff championship in 2019. It’s about faith and the hand of God. My buddy Charles came over to watch the NFL play-off game, a tradition in my family. A cantankerous, single, loud […]Read more "Caged Birds and Winning Rams"
Do you remember where you were 32 years ago? What a season…what a series. George Steinbrenner captured these moments in his final-game essay featured in the October 28, 1986 edition of the New York Post: Let’s Go Mets for 2019. Share your thoughts & prayers at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at Pray4Mets. Join our opening […]Read more "Holy Days"
Join in to watch David Wright’s last homestand with the New York Mets on Saturday, Sept 29, 7 pm, at the home of Maureen & Todd Edelson, 4 North Brookwood Drive, Montclair, New Jersey. Bring a dish or beverage to share. Wear your Mets colors and swag. Get ready to look to the future … […]Read more "David Wright’s Last Homestand: Viewing & Repast in Montclair, 7 pm, Sept 29"
Traveling to the Mets home opener this season, I was grateful for the immense efforts that went into providing a safe venue for 45,000 people to come together and enjoy America’s pastime in New York City. Included in my thoughts was the notion that our Pray4Mets team had the liberty to move freely, assemble, and […]Read more "Stealing Prayers (& Perhaps Some Bases) Today: Memorial Day, the Mets & Liberty"
Game Theory It’s elemental to want to go straight out to capture the flag, go in for a kill, or pray for a grand slam home run. Why not make a beeline for the brass ring of a game win or the holy grail of a World Series title. Judaism instructs people to elevate their […]Read more "Game Theory; Happy Birthday, Mickey Callaway"
If you’re reading this, and your July 4 celebrations include thoughts of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness or endowed by their Creator thoughts of baseball are not far behind. As a uniquely American sport for many years, baseball moved the liberty ball and the American way forward by opening up the landscape of […]Read more "The U.S. & Its Pastime: Liberty Bell, Liberty Ball"