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Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Musings...

Well the weekend has come and gone and Monday morning has found me laid up not feeling so strong, so I took a second sick day off for the school year to rest up and be 100% for my students tomorrow.  Unfortunately, my son was laid up yesterday with a high fever.  He woke up yesterday and immediately diagnosed himself by declaring that he had "strep throat."  I asked him "when did you become a doctor?"

Either he is Nostradamus or Doogie Howser since his pediatrician, today, confirmed his own self diagnosis saying that he did indeed have strep throat.  He is on anti-biotics and so far he has responded well to the medicine. We are trying to keep him away from his sisters.

Well this is my first post for April and I cannot wait for the warmer weather to consistently be the case here.  Baseball season has begun and the local teams here in New York are both off to a 2 win and 1 loss starts.  The Yankees have a lot of expectations with their marquee players and history of success.  On the other hand, my Mets after several abyssmal seasons, are under no similar expectations as their cross-town neighbor.

The Mets ownership was exposed this off season, in my opinion, as being small-time owners with big-time aspirations.  They were recipients of ficticious profits from Bernie Madoff and a lawsuit seeking return of millions they received from Madoff has been filed.  The Wilpon ownership is seeking a minority partner in an effort to inject some money to the Mets organization.  What investor wants to take a minority stake in an organization with Fred and Jeff Wilpon? We will see, hopefully fans will turn away from Citi Field and force the Wilpons to sell the entire team.

On the field, the Mets made a good showing against the Florida Marlins this weekend.  They revamped roster shows some signs of being competitive and not as lackluster as they were last year.  The new manager Terry Collins will be an improvement over Jerry Manuel.  He seems to more animated than Jerry was and he is promoting hustle and execution of the  fundamentals on the field.  Anyway, its always great at this time of the year as all the teams are pretty much the same level.

Later this week, The Masters Golf  Tournament will begin.  I will be rooting for fellow ASU alum, Phil Mickelson to win another green jacket.  He looked strong this past weekend winning his first event of the season at the Houston Open.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of Jack Nicklaus' sixth win at the Masters at age 46.  Nicklaus shot an amazing six under par 30 during the back nine during the final round and his birdie on the 17th hole is remembered for his clutch putt and lifting his putter in celebration as he followed his putt into the hole.  Nicklaus became the oldest Masters winner in history and this record still stands 25 years later.

Surely, the television coverage on CBS will note this past achivement during the tournament. 


That's all for now.   Enjoy the season, wherever you are. 

I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions for any future posts,  so readers please leave a comment here at the blog.  Thanks.

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