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Corey Bearak
Jul31
A Friendly Gathering Around A Rivalry
Posted By : Corey Bearak

  We took over Citi Field last Tuesday.  At least one section of the Left-Field Landing.  Last week’s commentary concluded with a mention of Tuesday night when some 250 of my closest friends and their family, friends and colleagues would join me at Citi Field where Friday’s bloggers Yankees and my Mets previewed a later October (and maybe early No

Corey Bearak
Jul10
Keith’s day
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Depending on one’s age you may be more familiar with the baseball broadcaster/analyst than the total ballplayer many of us “experienced” after Keith Hernandez joined the New York Mets June 15, 1983. It was electric inside and outside Citi Field yesterday (July 9, 2022). The Mets emailed ticketholders to arrive early; my Mets Group Sales rep Aaron R

Corey Bearak
May29
Gil and Buck
Posted By : Corey Bearak

It's not exactly unknown that I root for the Mets.  Friends and colleagues know, I have strong opinions on personnel, staffing, who plays, player moves, even in game strategy. When first discussed last fall, I was not on board with hiring Buck Showalter to manage my Mets.  It turned out what I read about him was not what he turned out to be.  It st

Corey Bearak
Apr17
Our seder(s)
Posted By : Corey Bearak

A nice start to a weekend built around family with Passover seders as main events. Prior to the gathering with daughter Marisa I attended Mets Opening Day, preceded by the Tom Seaver statute unveiling (probably merits its own blog), at Citi Field with daughter Marisa and some friends and clients; just delightful! Later we enjoyed a small seder – c

Corey Bearak
Apr10
Three wins, no losses
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Baseball opened for real last week and my team remains undefeated after its first three games. A feat not achieved in an entire decade. That year, my team only won another 71 games. Hopefully things will prove markedly different this year. After all, ownership has a clue AND resources. Over the first three games, I watched a series of lineups with

Corey Bearak
Mar13
Play Ball!
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Months ago I expected to draft a blog like this last month. But then that lockout imposed by a clueless commissioner happened. No doubt exists that the collective bargaining agreement reached last week could have been reached without the rancor. Nonetheless this correspondent exudes excitement about the prospect of baseball’s return. I planned to a

Corey Bearak
Feb20
Season ahead?
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Normally, this blog heralds optimism about the start of the baseball season; while some ballplayers populated Spring Training complexes, none currently find their names listed on any Major League Baseball team’s 40 manning roster. It reflects an inability of rather wealthy team owners, from the perspective of this labor-affiliated advocate, to barg

Corey Bearak
Jan30
A Super Way to support charities
Posted By : Corey Bearak

As we learn today which teams will survive conference championship games later today in order to compete two weeks hence in Superbowl LVI, I find it easier to focus on a fun fundraiser that helps raise funds my home Knights of Pythias lodge’s foundation distributes later this year. Each year, FDR Lodge 613’s Kings FDR Tolerance Foundation distribut

Corey Bearak
Jan23
Game on
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Major League Baseball owners’ non-sensical lockout of its players puts Spring Training in jeopardy; maybe even the season. With the school year calendar no longer an issue for my household, I entertained thoughts of attending Spring training to watch my team some. Of course Covid-19 and reports by friends in South Florida how seriously or not many

Corey Bearak
Sep26
Gotham parks it
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Gotham held a picnic in Queens, not the usual Long Island location. Last Spring tribal council prevailed on this commentator to arrange it. I targeted the Alley-Springfield portion of my fave Alley Pond Park because it included a good size parking lot, enjoyed a comfort station and plenty of ball fields. It also lies about 1/4 miles north of the hi

Corey Bearak
Mar10
Isn't It About Time
Posted By : Corey Bearak

When I wrote my then regular The Public Ought to Know column (on which my book of the same name), I routinely scoped out topics I planned to cover. Sometimes, current events or experiences changed the order or pushed back or supplanted topics; indeed sometimes entire columns as drafted faced delay or re-write, or both. My approach to this regular G

Corey Bearak
Feb03
A Super Day?
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Today represents for many one of those much watch TV days. Some for the pomp and circumstances. Others for the commercials. A few for the gala at half-time. And most for the main event, the Superbowl. I’ll watch. At time of this drafting, not exactly sure where (I can post in the comments for any who really ought to know.). My interest since my tea

Corey Bearak
Jan27
Seven
Posted By : Corey Bearak

As I started day seven of the just ended week, it was solely about the number of decades – seven– someone just surpassed.   (At one point this morning I thought it might also be the number of full court games my team won; it just turned out to be the number of games my friend Shawn and I played (We did take five of seven; we hit foul shots to get i

Corey Bearak
Sep09
Softball
Posted By : Corey Bearak

A year ago I discussed two gatherings. This time just one. It represented almost that cross-pollination effect that Fridays blogger likes to note at meetings or other things Gotham. Most times I enjoy a morning full court “game.” This week no court experience but the 4th Annual Gotham Picnic and Softball game.  Keeping with tradition, we used my ca

Corey Bearak
Jul08
Hoping
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I was advised we needed to do something outside today. I suggested seeing “Thor” pitch in a rehab assignment in Coney Island. She agreed. The team we all hope he rejoins soon frustrates me. I am sure all the players are trying their best but the record suggests a limit to their collective abilities and it remains a source of frustration. No plans t

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