Sorry for falling off the face of the Earth for the last month or so. There has been a lot going on both work and non work related. The summer is a great time to take time to yourself and to worry about non-work related things. This is what I’ve been doing.
For anyone that follows this that has missed certain things in the Citizen sports section, below there are links to stories that both I and other people have written:
Here is a story about 8-time Fairfield town tennis Men’s singles Open finalist Casey Jones, who finally broke through and won after finishing second seven times. http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/sports/ci_12956814
Here is a story written by Tim Parry about Fairfield Warde’s new spread option football offense. http://www.connpost.com/fairfield/ci_12934703
And here is a story about Teddy and Emily Mason, who each will be going to dueling Northeast Conference schools to play lacrosse. http://www.connpost.com/fairfield/ci_12904257
Ever since Fairfield native Willie Upshaw took over the Bluefish last week, the team has been scorching. As of today, they’ve won nine straight games. I’ll try to get Upshaw for an article in next week’s Citizen.
Odds and Ends
I doubt that the Yankees will go through the entire month of August without attempting (and succeeding) to acquire a starting pitcher. Sergio Mitre isn’t getting the job done… The Mets need to make more than one move, but getting Billy Wagner will help their bullpen immensely. It probably will be too little too late though… I’m not trying to sound like a typical sportswriter, but Omar Minaya was completely out of line in criticizing Adam Rubin at Minaya’s press conference. This is just one more black eye for the Mets year, and Minaya probably should lose his job over the things that happened this year… Not to keep piling on Minaya, but does anyone else notice that he really doesn’t say anything in his press conferences… The Red Sox helped themselves quite a bit, but they will have to doctor their lineup to keep giving regulars at-bats. Dropping either Mike Lowell or Jason Varitek out of their everyday lineup won’t sit well with Boston fans, especially the way Martinez streaks. I also can’t figure out where Casey Kotchman fits. I know he’s great defensively, and can play late innings, but he has some pop too, and they essentially traded a solid lefty bat and a decent defensive first baseman for a decent lefty bat and a solid defensive first baseman. LaRoche and Kotchman are not that different of players.