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MEMORIES OF YOU: THE EDDIE LOCKE MEMORIAL AND HOT STOVE REVERIES

November 23, 2009

Tags: Eddie Locke, World Series Game 2 1969, Roger Angell, Bryan Lambe via Murray Chass

I have always loved the Eubie Blake/Noble Sissle classic song “Memories of You” with its lyric about “a rosary of tears.” On Sunday night November 22, there were some tears yet happily more peals of laughter when the jazz drummer Eddie Locke was memorialized at St. Peter’s Church in the Citicorp Center on (more…)

WINTER HAS COME

November 7, 2009

Tags: 2009 World Series, Johnny Damon, Pedro Feliz, Brad Lidge, Yadier Molina, 2006 NLCS

When Shane Victorino hit a routine 4-3 grounder to end the World Series Wednesday night November 4 2009, as far as I’m concerned winter officially came. It breaks your heart this game of ours, as late baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti put it eloquently. Just when you need it the most as the days grow short (more…)

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