Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Total Sports Saturday - What Was Lost - The Yankees

Saturday==>OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, Billi Pod needs to be up front with you ... today/tonight is going to be totally devoted to sports - college football and baseball.

Yeah ... and ... this is being written at 1:00am on Saturday morning ... so ... 

Billi Pod’s anticipated sports schedule for Saturday will be ...

8:30am==>UCF vs. Penn State - from Dublin, Ireland  (my son Bill III aka The Bill is a UCF graduate)

1:07pm==>Yankees vs. Blue Jays - from Toronto (details below)

5:30pm==>Clemson vs. Univ. of Georgia

7:00pm==>GATORS vs. UNIV. OF IDAHO - from The Swamp

10:00pm and on==>alternate between football and baseball.

Yeah ... I know ... but remember ... your favorite blogger is an unabashed baseball and college football fan/follower.

Now ... moving forward to Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...

WHAT WAS LOST, after a six-year hiatus, beloved stage and screen actress Laurette Taylor returns to the stage. For the first time in nearly a decade, she takes the stage sober. The show chronicles her process from the first rehearsal of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie through her legendary first performance as Amanda Wingfield==>B+

This is a very emotionally involving drama that addresses the issues of the power of addiction and the difficult road to recovery, especially for those who are also “celebrities.”

The acting is uniformly excellent. Pennylynn White makes Laurette Taylor believable and ultimately likeable and Paul Thomas Ryan’s Tennessee Williams is an imposing stage presence, with inner anger seething for release.

The small theater space was full and the audience seemed to be very much into the show.

Billi Pod says==>worth seeing.

The show is playing in repertory with Shades of Blue at the Abingdon Theatre Complex on West 36th Street, has a running time of 1:15, without intermission, and runs through September 13th.

Moving on to Billi Pod’s sports report ...

Last night in Toronto The Yankees (70-63) beat The Blue Jays (67-67) 6-3 on another solid outing from Chris Capuano and the long ball from Jacoby Ellsbury. Ellsbury later injured his ankle and is doubtful for today’s game. Bummer!

This afternoon at 1:07pm is game 2 of the 3-game series. On the mound for The Yankees will be Michael Pineda (3-2) vs. Drew Hutchison (8-11) for The Jays.

OK ... time to post this and then settle in for a great day/evening of sports ...


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.03 miles (or, 6,621 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>972.81 miles (average 4.03 miles per day)


Billi Pod
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