Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vote for Me- Governor of RSN NY

With much reluctance I have been thrust into the field of potential governors of Red Sox Nation in New York. For this I humbly solicit your support. Please endorse my candidacy here. (If an email is needed please use chris wertz@hotmailDOTcom)

As Governor I will assemble a crackerjack cabinet made up from the leaders of RSN in New York. This position is bigger than one man. It’s a responsibility to be shared by the most talented ex-pats New York City has to offer. Together, we will continue to provide a safe haven for resident and visiting citizens of Red Sox Nation.

I’ve already spearheaded two successful visits by World Series Trophies (2004 and 2007) and I promise to bring the next celebration to the heart of Gotham. In addition, I will use this recognition to organize more charity events important to New Englanders. My goal is that every member of RSN Nation knows that even behind enemy lines in New York City there’s a place to go where everybody knows your name.

I pledge that the music of Jonathan Richman will ring in the streets. That Bill Lee will get sloshed at the bar (again). That Luis Tiant will smoke a cigar on a terrace. That in the land of the East River you will think of Boston first when you think of dirty water.

I pledge to get the 2008 NBA trophy to the bar. I pledge to bring candlepin bowling to NYC! I pledge to bring back Narragansett to Thom's. I pledge clams for everyone (unless you don't like clams). I pledege more Japanese film crews at the bar. In fact I will make any promise you ask if you'll endorse me.

Thank you.


Chris Wertz, humble servitor

"Blessed! Still We Believe 2" Premiere

Overture, curtain, lights,
This is it, the night of nights
No more rehearsing and nursing our parts
We know every part by heart
Overture, curtain, lights This is it, we'll hit the heights
And oh what heights we'll hit
On with the show this is it

It's here! It's finally here. The premiere of the "Blessed! Still We Believe 2" featuring you and you and you will be at Thom's on August 7th. Portions of this film were shot last year at Thom's during Sox games and particularly the play-offs and the World Series Trophy party. Were you there? Then you're probably in the film. The curtain will go up around 8pm. No not miss this star studded event.

BTW There are 3 new clips from Thom's on the YouTube page.

Around New England

You might not realize it, but there are things happening outside of the demilitarized zone we've carved out of the EastVillage. Let's take a look around the motherland.

In Vermont Little Leaguers from the Connecticut Valley South Little League will be shipping off to Cuba to play against their communist counterparts. This event, unsanctioned by Little League International, will not be a covert military exercise.

In Rhode Island family guys are testing the limits of inebriety. Stanley Kobierowski pushed the needle to red when he blew a 0.49 on his breathlizer last week. 0.50 is dead. Not to shabby. One too many Stellas, Stanley? The best part is he was released. Nice move.

I was driving through Connecticut last week listening to the Yankee game on the radio and I heard this: "Attention Connecticut residents! Do you realize that the Connecticut Lottery Red Sox scratch cards are outselling the Yankee scratch cards. You don't want Connecticut to become a Red Sox state, do you?" In other words, to be a Yankee fan in Connecticut is a gamble.

BREAKING NEWS! Sensibility is back in the Granite State. In an ESPN poll on "Which is the better pair of current sport siblings" for a while it seemed that only Massachusetts-that bastion of ladies' tennis-would get it right. But, here comes New Hampshire! 51% of live-free-or-diers now favor the Williamses over the Mannings. Way to go and just in time for the 200th anniversary of the Flume Gorge. The Old Man in the Mountain is gone, but his spirit lives on.

Maine is so normal it's just hard to find an interesting story. How about this: In Lewiston Maine people are finding pythons over 8 feet. Not bad, huh? A bit humdrum by Maine standards, though. Long time Down Easter Sam McGee when asked about the 9 foot python found under a pick-up truck said, "You're lucky it wasn't a Moose." Indeed Sam, indeed.

And then there's Massachusetts where they're still making it! What to do? The Sox are hosting the Yankees this weekend. Don't have tickets? Come to Thom's. We'll be having fun. Oh, you're down the Cape. Well check out the Woods Hole Film Festival. On Saturday they're screening a film we'll be screening in a few weeks: "Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation".

I've been all around the world, but I love New England best.
I might be prejudiced.
But it's true, I love New England best.
Jonathan Richman

...If You Ain't Got That Ring.