Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Oh boy! Here we go. I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but I can't wait. This is what we all live for. Next week it's the Red Sox versus the Yankees in a battle for, ahm, well, pride? Yeah, that's it, pride.

You'll see all of your favorite players. Red Sox stalwarts like Jed Lowrie, Jason Bay, Kevin Cash, and Paul Byrd. And, don't forget those hated Yankees like Cody Ransom, Jose' Molina, and Edwar Ramirez. They might even mock us by parading pitcher Carl Pavano, a player stolen from us just a few years ago.

All of the stars will be there to-o.k so the rivalry has lost its luster just a tad bit. But, that doesn't mean we need to be any less hateful. Remember these are the Yankees that tear down parks! These are the Yankees that hate pine tar. They might as well hate trees! These are the Yankees that fight Bill Lee. Bill Lee! He hangs out at Thom's. That means they fight you.

So, what are you going to do about these tree hating, park killing, Bill Lee fighters? I'll tell you what I'm going to do. I'm going to go to Thom's and drink and yell at the TV. Who wants to join me? The first two games are Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Then on Thursday celebrate the Sox in style at the semi-annual BLOHARDS luncheon.

Yes, the Sox are coming to town, and that must mean that it's time for another BLOHARDS luncheon. This one is at the Yale Club on Wed., August 27th at high noon.

The BLOHARDS are the longest standing Sox group in NYC and past guests have included Roger Clemens, Jonathan Papelbon, and John Quinn. This time the guest list so far includes:

  • WFAN's Ed Randall
  • MSG's (former NESN fave) Tina Cervasio
  • Prof. Thom's Trivia Time-Out with John Quinn
  • Author Nicholas Dawidoff
  • The guy who caught Manny's 500th HR
  • And a Sox player to be named later.

David Aardsma brought his A-game to the April luncheon. Tickets available at http://www.blohards.com/

Thommies in the News

Jazz great and great Thommy John Pizzarelli recently released a Richard Rogers record.

Check out Ken Eng's fascinating film on Japanese high school baseball ""Kokoyakyu". On most PBS stations, the film will be shown on Tuesday, August 26 at 10pm.
Please check your local listings here.

I bet we been together for a million years,
And I bet we’ll be together for a million more.
Oh, It’s like I started breathing on the night we kissed,
And I can’t remember what I ever did before.
What would we do baby, without Us?
-by Jeff Barry & music by Tom Scott

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