Sunday, August 24, 2014

Summer Shorts, Series A & B - Joe Torre & The Yankees

Sunday==>It is another beautiful Summer morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

We are blessed with azure blue skies, a few puffy clouds, a nice breeze coming off the Hudson River and a temperature of 71ยบ at 10:30am.

Your favorite blogger wants to have a walk and wander session before he settles in for the afternoon to watch sports (details below) ... so ... we will get started with ...

Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...

SUMMER SHORTS, SERIES B, featuring 3 one-act plays ...

Doubtless by Albert Innaurato - With such formidable opponents as hypocrisy, government, hysteria, neurosis, family, religion and pop culture - can we ever really know and accept who we are? Well, these two brave nuns are going to give it a go.==>A-<==profane, blasphemous and very funny. Well acted.

The Mulberry Bush by Neil LaBrute - About two men who meet up on a bench in the park. One of them is meant to be there. The other is not.==>B-<==rather unbelievable story line is saved by excellent acting.

Napoleon In Exile by Daniel Reitz - About Corey who is 25, living at home, can't hold a job, and is obsessed with Minecraft. His mother has other ideas for him==>B-<==rather formalistic in its story line with not very likable characters.

This show is playing at the 59E59 Theatre Complex, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and runs through August 30th.

When the show was over the weather was totally awesome so I walked back to the apartment. This and the in-apartment walking during the evening's baseball games made for yet another good working day==>5.03 miles.

As I posted above, this afternoon will be spent watching baseball ... then ... for the evening will be an Off Broadway show ...

7:15pm==>SUMMER SHORTS, SERIES A - The plays in Series A are ...

The Sky and the Limit by Roger Hedden - “Much to the amusement of his best friend, a young man dives into one of America's mesa strewn deserts in search of the perfect site for a wedding.”

Riverbed by Eric Lane - “A lyrical drama about a married couple that experiences an intense loss and their struggle to find their way back to each other.”

Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6 by Warren Leight - “Three guys share two season tickets as they watch the Knicks, and their lives, pass before their eyes.”
(Off Broadway - $9.00 TDF ticket)

This show is also playing at the 59E59 Theatre Complex (one of my favorite venues) on East 59th Street (duh), has a running time of 1:20, without intermission, and runs through August 31st.

When the show is over I will walk back to the apartment, assuming, of course, that the weather is OK.

Now ... on the sports scene ... yes ... for you, Marty, yet again ... when will Billi Pod ever receive a "Thank You" ... ??? ... anyway ... 

Yesterday afternoon, out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, was a very emotional ceremony honoring former Yankee Manager Joe Torre. The Hall of Famer had his number, 6, retired and was rewarded with a plaque that will forever be housed in Monument Park in the stadium.

Yes, this time Joe remembered to thank George Steinbrenner.

Then ... The Yankees (66-61) beat The White Sox (59-70) 5-3 behind a journeyman outing from Hiroki Kuroda and more clutch hitting from Martin Prado.

This afternoon @ 1:05pm is the final game of the 3-game series. On the mound for The Yankees will be Chris Capuano vs. Chris Sale (10-3) for The Sox.

In conclusion ... this afternoon at 3:00pm on ABC will be The Little League World Series Championship Game between Seoul, Korea and the amazing team from the Southside of Chicago, IL

Of course your favorite blogger will be watching this game.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.03 miles (or, 10,991 steps) 

Total mileage for 2014==>944.93 miles (average 4.02 miles per day)


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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