Saturday==>Today is going to be jam-packed with lots of things and stuff for your favorite blogger, sports and theater, so let’s see if we can get this posting finished before it’s time for the noon GATOR/TOLEDO game.
Let’s start with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...
MATT & BEN, when the screenplay for “Good Will Hunting” drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they're being tested by a Higher Power==>B+
It is funny, well acted, informative and thought-provoking as it deals with the interpersonal relationship between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck at the beginning of their professional careers.
I would give the two female actors credit, but there were no programs and/or Playbills available ... so ...
It is performed at The Network Theater, a very uncomfortable small space with folding chairs for seats, has a running time of 70 minutes, without intermission, and runs through this Sunday.
Tonight’s entertainment event is an Off Broadway show ...
8:00==>TCHAIKOVSKY - A NEW PLAY - “The life, loves and death of one of the world’s most influential composers, covering his traumatic childhood, his homosexuality, his failed marriage and his untimely death - featuring over 15 pieces of his music.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This has a very limited run. Tchaikovsky is one of my favorite classical music composers.
The show is playing at the American Theatre of Actors Chermuchin Theatre on West 54th Street, not one of my favorite venues, has a running time of 2:00, with an intermission, and runs through September 1st.
Now ... for Marty ... some sports ...
Last night out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, The Bronx Bombers won game 1 of the 3-game series against The Orioles by a score of 8-5 on the long ball from Alfonso Soriano and Ichiro Suzuki.
Unfortunately, the struggling CC Sabathia continued to struggle, lasting only 5 2/3 innings. He did get the win.
Game 2 is at 1:05pm this afternoon with Ivan Nova (7-4) on the mound for The Bombers vs. Scott Feldman (11-9) for The Orioles.
It is still an uphill battle for one of the wild card spots. According to Manager Joe Girardi The Yankees will have to go 22-6 for the remainder of the season to stand any chance of making the post-season. Not good!
As you loyal and faithful readers and followers know, at noon, down in The Swamp, The Gators will face The University of Toledo. We are favored by 24 points.
The game is carried locally on MSG, so I will probably watch the game on the tube, with the mute button on, while listening to The Yankees game on my Walkman.
Whew ... I think I will be able to post this before the Gator game starts ... whew ...
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.89 miles (or, 6,318 steps)
Total mileage since 7/1/13==>219.17 miles (average 3.59 miles per day)
GO YANKEES!! GO GATORS!!
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”