Games
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

Corey Bearak
Jun10
Gotham Knights.
Posted By : Corey Bearak

The evening before involved a rather large outing of sorts.   Some 265 or so of friends, colleagues, their family, friends, colleagues and clients. Attending either through Gotham City Networking, Inc.® or Kings FDR Tolerance Foundation of FDR Lodge 613, Knights of Pythias.   Citifield. Mets v. Yankees. Five home runs.   Fireworks during the game

Corey Bearak
Feb04
the big one
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I grew up loving football. Playing it. Organizing teams. Tackle. Touch. Flag. It did not matter. Strategizing (I'd argue none better!).   And today we all – at least the ratings say so – gather to watch the big one. The Super Bowl.   I recall watching my beloved Jets from a living room chair maybe four feet away from the set watching the gre

Corey Bearak
Jan21
Four (4)
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I had to cut short my weekend basketball (not easy when you shoot 75%) for baseball (well, sort of). I accepted an invite to visit Citifield – home of my beloved Mets with Shelly. Doors opened at 12:30 p.m. and hoops officially ends at noon but often runs a bistle over. Needless to say, we arrived a bit early. We met my brand new group sales li

Corey Bearak
Aug20
Back-to-Back Baseball Games
Posted By : Corey Bearak

The week past I ran two different group outings on successive days to Citifield. Both teams on the field represented New York.   The first eve, we also raised some money for a Foundation I served as President for a two-year stint.   The second eve, for this networking group, I connected some folks who might benefit from the introduction.   I en

Corey Bearak
Aug13
Where Baseball Falls $hort
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I enjoy friends with rather diverse work and professional “assignments.” Not unusual to find some associated with a cause derived from their work. One such cause involves baseball. Not how the games get played. Not who plays it, coaches it, umps it or runs it. It involves how several hundred former players get screwed. As someone who advises

Corey Bearak
Apr02
Got game?
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Most here know I care deeply about a lot of things. That includes sports. I contribute frequently to the “Sportstalk” listserve provided here as a service by Gotham City Networking, Inc.®. While Gotham and Fred boast of its Bombers and Batmen softball teams, year-round my Pythian Lodge sponsors full-court basketball that I enjoy with some of th

Corey Bearak
Mar06
A New board; it's elementary!
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Twice a week I go to court.  Not unusual for an attorney but not that kind of venue. It may surprise some folks but I get together with some good guys Saturday mornings and Tuesdays eves to play ball; we play full court basketball over two hours. Mostly it includes men of a certain age; a few younger, and sometimes a few younger ones (a son and st