Wednesday==>BREAKING NEWS ALERT ... at the end of today’s blog will be some disturbing news regarding A-Rod.
You are given this advance info so you can prepare your self, whether you are a Yankee fan or a Yankee hater. Trust me ... it is pretty grim.
Anyway ... it is another nice morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, blue skies with puffy clouds, nice breeze and a temperature of only 68º @ 11:00am.
So, let’s get started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s concert at Avery Fisher Hall ...
AN ENCHANTED EVENING WITH PAULO SZOT @ Avery Fisher Hall==>TOTALLY AWESOME!
Szot, backed by The New York Philharmonic and also by a Jazz Ensemble headed by Billy Stritch, was in top form and he had the audience enthralled from the first number through his final encore.
He has joined by Megan Hilty and Marin Mazzie and they were both outstanding.
The show was done without an intermission and ran for almost 2 hours. When it was over the full-house audience gave the performers and orchestra a roaring standing ovation. It was well-earned.
I had a discounted $20.00 ticket and it was excellent, in the first row center in the second tier. Nice!!
Needless-to-say, your favorite blogger left Avery Fisher Hall with a big smile on his face. The weather was great so I walked back to PHC while listening to the final innings of the YANKEES/CLEVELAND game on my new Walkman.
Tonight’s entertainment event is ...
8:00==>NAKED DARROW - “A provocative look at our most hated and revered attorney Clarence Darrow as his great mind slips away. A revealing portrait of the man - not the legend - one never before seen and based on the most intimate details of his life.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This is playing at a theatre on West 78th Street and has a running time of 90 minutes, without intermission.
I will walk back to PHC after the show, weather permitting.
Now for Marty’s daily sports fix ...
Last night out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, The Bronx Bombers beat the Indians 4-3 on another clutch homer from Mark Teixeira, this time a 3-run bomb in the bottom of the 3rd.
David Phelps pitched a great game, going 6 innings, giving up only 1 hit and 0 runs.
This afternoon @ 1:05pm it will be our faltering ace CC Sabathia (5-4) vs. Cory Kluber (3-3) for The Indians.
OK ... now about the breaking news ...
As you baseball fans know there has been an ongoing MLB investigation involving performing enhancing substances (PEDs) and the operation of a so-called Anti-Aging Clinic in Miami. There have been rumors about several star players including A-Rod. Thus far everyone has denied any involvement.
Well, it is now reported that the owner of the clinic has reached an agreement with MLB and is furnishing damning information and evidence regarding specific players, including A-Rod, who is currently on the DL due to back surgery.
If this is true then MLB will punish the players with lengthy suspensions.
These are the headlines in today’s papers ...
“A-ROD FACES 100 GAME BAN: Alex among 20 players to be suspended.” - front page of The Daily News
“LAB RAT: Clinic founder looks to dish dirt on A-Rod, others as feds eye probe.” - back page of The Daily News
“TARGET: A-ROD - MLB eyes 100-game suspension for Rodriquez: report.” - back page of The New York Post
“Baseball to Get Help in Doping Case - The head of an anti-aging clinic agrees to provide information.” - front page of Sports Section of The New York Times.
If this plays out as the sources predict then Billi Pod believes that A-Rod’s baseball career, at least in MLB, is over and done with. Good riddance.
So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... stay tuned for more info as the story develops.
On this happy note ... time to post this and do some stuff.
Oh ... yesterday was another excellent walking day ...
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>6.54 miles (or, 14,297 steps)
Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,594.00 miles
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”