Friday==>THANK YOU, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, for the birthday calls, emails, texts, posts and cards.
They all mean sooooooooooo very much to me and I deeply appreciate everyone who took the time to contact me. It really helped make April 23, 2015 an outstanding day.
Yeah, my 81st Birthday was an excellent day that got started in the afternoon with ...
The Yankees winning the 4-game series against the Tigers by winning the final game 2-1 on a stellar outing from Masahiro Tanaka, who gave up only 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6, over 6 1/3 innings. He, unfortunately, didn’t get the win.
It was a very exciting game to watch.
With this win the Yankees moved into a 3-way tie for first place in the AL East.
Then, for the evening was the smash Broadway show ...
FISH IN THE DARK, following the death of his father, Norman Drexel (Larry David), a kvetchy urinal salesman, concocts an elaborate scheme with his housekeeper to convince his overbearing mother to move in with his brother instead of him==>A
I can certainly understand why this show has received mostly glowing reviews and is basically sold-out for the remainder of its limited run. It is in-your-face comedy/humor delivered by an all-star cast headed, of course, by the playwright and TV star Larry David of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame.
The story line takes the usual “dysfunctional family” genre to a new level of unpleasant people yelling, screaming and cussing at everyone else, but this time it is very funny and entertaining.
And, trust me on this, nothing, and I mean nothing, is sacred or out-of-bounds ... I mean ... the biggest sustained laugh in the show occurs when a 19-year old guy tells Norman: "I just fucked your Mother." This is just the kind of in-your-face humor that Billi Pod loves ...need I say more? I doubt it.
Billi Pod has to admit that he has never seen a single episode of “Curb” because he has only basic cable, so some of the sly references to it in the show went over his head but that was OK.
As anticipated, the house was sold out. My full price ticket was in the rear of the orchestra and that was fine.
The audience was really into the show and we gave the cast a roaring standing ovation at curtain call.
Billi Pod says==>if you can score a ticket it is well worth the full-price.
It is playing at the Cort Theatre on West 48th Street, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and its limited run ends on June 7th.
When the show was over I left the theatre with a big smile on my face. I came back to PHC and had by Birthday Dinner, pizza and wings.
So==>Billi Pod’s 81st Birthday was excellent in all aspects.
Moving on to today ...
Tonight @ 7:05pm your favorite Big Apple blogger will be in front of his 42” flat screen TV to watch game one of the Subway Series against the Mets, who will come into Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, on a 11 game winning streak and with the best record in MLB.
On the mound for the Yankees (9-7) will be Michael Pineda (2-0) vs. Jacob deGrom (2-1) for the Mets (13-3).
As might be expected the series has generated a media frenzy.
These are the headlines in the papers this morning ...
RUNAWAY TRAIN - After winning 11 in a row, Mets invade Yankee Stadium
front page of the NY Post
‘WE’LL BE READY’ - Surging first-place Yanks’ message to MLB-best Mets
back page of the NY Post
NO JOKE! Harvey & red-hot Mets take on A-Rod and Yankees in Gotham clash
back page of the Daily News
And, in The Gray Lady ...
Next Stop on Mets’ Express: The Bronx
front page of Sports Section of the NY Times
You can expect that your favorite Big Apple blogger will stay in to watch all 3 games in this emotionally-packed sporting event.
Oh ... on the weather scene ... it has gotten cold again here in Gotham City. At 8:00am it was 40º, with wind chill it was down to 32º. The projected temperature out in The Bronx at game time is 48º, wind chill down to 38º. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE & GO YANKEES!!
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.30 miles (or, 9,405 steps)
Total mileage for 2015==>442.68 miles (average 3.92 miles per day)
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