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2009 Baseball…At Long Last
Opening day of the 2009 Major League Baseball season technically got underway on Sunday night with the Atlanta Braves matched up (and defeating) the (hated) Philadelphia Phillies. But it wasn’t opening day for me until yesterday afternoon with the first game of the season for the New York Mets, against the Cincinnati Reds.
As a Mets fan, opening day was very encouraging, showcasing precisely the opposite kind of performances that doomed the team in each of the past two years: specifically, bullpen. At this point fans can take it for granted that Johan Santana is going to be stellar, but after countless victories lost to incompetent relief pitching last year, for Santana and the team at large, the Sean Green, JJ Putz, Francisco Rodriguez combined effort for 3 1/3 shutout innings was reassuring. In my baseball-following lifetime I can’t remember a relief pitching situation in which I felt more secure in the teams prospects for victory once ahead. An aging John Franco, Armando Benitez, Branden Looper, and even Billy Wagner ranged from atrocious to erratic.
Perhaps a few too many runner left on base, but pitching and defense…
In other, less significant American league news, of possible interest to New England readers, the New York Yankees lost to the Baltimore Orioles 10 to 5 and the Boston Red Sox home opener with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays was postponed for weather.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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