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Category Archive for 'Life in the Big City'

Your browser does not support iframes. You need a little good news this Monday, right? Here it is: The Taney Dragons pulled it out in the very last second of last night’s game against Pearland, Texas to win, 7-6. And what a cardiac event this game was! From The Good Phight: It was the bottom […]

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I liked this NYT article, not the least because it agrees with what I was saying on my radio appearances last week: You’re not going to solve police brutality without changing the political pressures on their performance. Police departments have been rewarded in recent years for the sheer numbers of stops, searches and arrests. In […]

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This is exactly what I hoped would happen. Inner city baseball has been dropping off for years (mostly because equipment is much more expensive than a basketball), but a story like Mo’Ne’s and the Taney Dragons is getting kids interested again. Hallelujah! PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Taney Dragons baseball team is playing their 2nd game […]

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Today, Mo’Ne Davis did it again. In their first outing at Williamsport, she pitched a complete game and back-to-back shutouts. Slugger Jared Sprague-Lott pumped out a three-run homer in the first inning, and the rest is history. The irony is, the Taney Dragons Little League team is succeeding against the odds. Our city playground maintenance […]

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Also bus tickets to Friday’s game at Williamsport! Click here. I just found out today Mo’Ne Davis was discovered playing football! The rest, as they say, is history. Or, at least making it. Davis will be just the 17th girl ever to play in the Little League World Series when the Taney Dragons take the […]

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You have to admire their willingness to spin bullshit into blame! In the wake of Eric Garner’s death via cop chokehold, the NYPD is coming under all sorts of additional scrutiny. This is in addition to the appointed oversight ordered by Judge Scheindlin after finding that elements of its infamous stop-and-frisk program were unconstitutional. Scott Greenfield has a very stark […]

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Reporter: “What’s your signature pitch?” Mo’ne Davis: “Strike.” It was an amazing game and a delight for any baseball fan. Mon’ne pitched a shutout and a complete game. Twitter lit up as the word got out: Taney won the title with aggressive baserunning and mistake-free fielding. The Dragons gave themselves an early cushion with four […]

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The Taney Dragons, a Little League team based out of a Philadelphia playground, is ONE GAME AWAY from playing in the World Series. ONE GAME. I’ll be watching tomorrow at 6pm EST, on ESPN2. And what makes it even better? Their ace pitcher, Mo’Ne Davis, is a girl. From The Good Phight: If you had […]

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I love a parade

A small parade just went by my house, some kind of Polish Catholic pilgrimage (according to a sign). They had a loudspeaker blaring Polish music, a color guard from the Boy Scouts, someone carrying a large crucifix, and maybe 100 people, including some nuns and a monk, marching behind. I wish I’d been quick enough […]

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My boyfriend and I were in our ’63 VW Bug, headed down the Vine Street Expressway on our way to Cape Cod. We were listening to NPR on the car radio, and we heard the news: Nixon resigned! Everyone started honking their car horns, it was so strange.

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