For the first time in 33 years, I have Joe Torre’s 1967 Topps card, the first baseball item of any kind I can ever recall latching onto, a dead ringer for the one that my mother threw away in an unprecedented purge of my mess of a room in 1974. Though there is no contemporary [...]
If you’ve been staring at the same damn face for four decades, chances are it’s Flashback Friday at Faith and Fear in Flushing.
Some facts I was exposed to when I was 4 years old:
In 1960, Joe led the Northern League with a .344 avg.
In 1964, Joe led the N.L. with a .994 fielding mark.
The young [...]
In the morning I'm frequently awakened because a four-year-old just stamped on my clavicle, bounced himself next to my head, snaked the covers off me or is jumping up and down yelling “AND THE METS WIN!” This is one of Joshua's newer habits — he makes up baseball games and runs the bases. In his [...]
Jose Reyes was swinging at the first pitch.
David Wright was learning on the job.
Carlos Beltran seemed, at last, to be finding himself.
Aaron Heilman pitched a couple of key innings.
Ramon Castro came off the bench and made you wonder why he doesn't start more often.
Tom Glavine looked like he'd never get close to 300 wins.
And Marlon [...]