Hey, a homestand

If I’m just getting a firm handle on names-to-faces with some of these guys, it must be worse for most of the fans. They’ll have five chances over the next week and a half. (Four begin after noon.)

Same group today as ended yesterday; Brent Thompson said he’s expecting Casey Cizikas to be available for Friday, though. A tweak or two to the lines, with Sean Backman joining Jeremy Colliton and David Ullstrom, with Tim Wallace and Justin DiBenedetto on the same line.

Mike Foley — he’s now director of communications for Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment, though you may know him in other guises — has a new blog with us, focusing on what’s going on behind the scenes at the barn.

Edit: Darren Dreger of TSN reports that some western NHL teams have revisited the idea of bringing their affiliates closer to home.

Jason Iacona caught the illegal stick penalty in the Norfolk-Adirondack game last night. Before checking the box, I would have bet good money John Paddock was involved somehow. But not in that direction, he wasn’t. (Quite a finish to that one.)

Rich Gregory previews the Danbury Whalers.

Oliver Stone plans a Robert Moses movie? Fascinating.

Space picture. You are warned. Click anyway.

It’s the 20th anniversary of Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. You know what that means: huge hit for a Columbia alum. Oh, and Jack Morris was OK.

And it’s the 25th anniversary of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. That is fairly impossible to believe.

Michael Fornabaio