Today is five years since Bernie the Cat was last with us. Right about now, if he were still stationed on the couch, this would be the look from him. It would be easily translated as, “You got me up for this? For four consecutive wins? For Dickey and Takahashi? Wake me when [...]
It’s three straight Memorial Day weekends that the Mets have visited the Marlins and that would be nothing more than a scheduling quirk barely worth noting except the Mets at the Marlins at this particular juncture of the calendar means one thing to me beyond any wonderful things John Maine, Carlos Delgado and their teammates [...]
Now that’s a star. Bernie The Cat, on a winter’s evening in 1994, is as ready for his closeup as he’s gonna get.Note a) the Sprockets look I sported for this photo shoot; b) our devotion to yet another cat (and his overwrought asthma-hound Chihuahua companion) from the early ’90s; and c) my enduring pride at having attended [...]
The first March 17 that we had Bernie The Cat, we were watching the news when a reporter made reference to the Ancient Order of Hibernians. On cue, we looked over toward our kitten, counted to three and greeted him with a big, hearty HI BERNIE!
Needless to say this startled him. But an annual tradition was [...]
This is not an endorsement of Your Name Here Stadium, but I found it comforting to discover the Mets would be playing at the Marlins this weekend. This is where they were last year at this time, and last year at this time was a weekend I won’t forget.
One year ago today, Stephanie and I [...]
Around 5:40 Saturday evening, you may have thought you heard some serious thunder over the New York area. But it wasn’t thunder. It was Bernie the Cat getting settled into his new surroundings Up There. Way Up There. I know it was him. I know what my boy sounds like. I know what kind of [...]