Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Trey Mancini hit his first Major League home run for the Baltimore Orioles, and his mom Beth was there to see it. She was shocked, amazed and tearful, the exact reaction I would expect a mother to have. It was very similar to the reaction of Grandpa Matz when Steven had 3 hits in his Major League debut. I promise you if any of my kids ever homer, majors, minors, high school or Little League, I will make her reaction look subdued in comparison.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Three years ago I was lucky enough to attend a Mets game and spend pre-game on the field, and take one of my favorite pictures ever, with Mr. and Mrs. Met. The experience I had before Friday's game against the Twins was even better. Thanks to the dogged persistence of a friend we were invited for a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium by the Mets PR team. We entered at the Hodges gate, where right through that door is the press room where we often see Terry Collins discussing Mets injuries.
So I forgot Week 1. I probably would have started off with a -1 so good thing I didn't. We'll start and Week 2 and see what develops. NEW ENGLAND -6 1/2 miami This is dangerous because the Patriots looked good in a nationally televised game, but that doesn't mean all their worries are gone. Plus the Dolphins sucked. And as you know, all that could change very quickly in the NFL, which in case you forgot stands for Not For Long. tampa bay +7 ARIZONA Again I am going against my opposites theory but I just think this is a heck of a lot of points to give to Jameis Winston. indianapolis +7 DENVER Another big road dog, but I really wasn't impressed with Denver last week and Luck should be good for a backdoor cover. OAKLAND 4 1/2 atlanta The Falcons suck and the Raiders are a fun bandwagon team. BEST BET green bay -1 1/2 MINNESOTA I think Aaron Rodgers will pull this one out.