Morning Brief: November 19
The Mets are going to some serious lengths to create some offense—or maybe, more modest lengths? In any case, right field fence is being moved in anywhere from 3 to 11 feet for next season. And General Manager Sandy Alderson thinks it’ll help the hitters psychologically as they swing for the fences. The Post reports that the new dimensions would mean 17 more Mets home runs last year, based on where balls landed.
NEED TO KNOW
Palestinians Kill Five in Jerusalem Synagogue Attack [Reuters]
Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline in Close Vote [WFUV News via NPR]
Winter Whack: Nation Faces Arctic Chill [NBC New York]
Drivers Say Verrazano Tolls Out of Control [NY1]
Illegal Bridge Trips Could Mean Jail Time [WFUV News]
Knicks fell to Milwaukee 117-113
Islanders top Tampa 5-2
Devils lost to Winnipeg 3-1
Nets vs. Milwaukee, 7:30
Knicks @ Minnesota, 8
Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 8
The cold stays on, but clouds come in for the afternoon, 33/31 [full forecast].
ON STAGE TONIGHT
• Buddy Guy (with Matt Andersen) @ the State Theatre
• Jonathan Richman @ the Bell House
• TV On The Radio @ Rough Trade NYC
• “A Circle Of Songs” hosted by Richard Barone featuring Duncan Sheik, Allison Moorer and Holly Near @ SubCulture
• The Dark Star Orchestra @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center
• Tommy Malone of The Subdudes @ the theatre at Woodbridge Middle School
• St. Lucia with Haerts @ Terminal 5
• A screening of the Nick Cave film “20,000 Days On Earth” @ City Winery
• WFUV PRESENTS: The Pat Metheny Unity Group @ the Capitol Theatre
• WFUV PRESENTS: Mary Chapin Carpenter with Tift Merritt @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1998, the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton as a result of the Lewinsky Scandal.
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