With the MLB All-Star break giving New York Mets fans a few days off from watching the Amazins’, WFUV’s Matt Moro and Kris Venezia decided to take a look at the highs, lows and the future of the ball club. The two also interviewed players and television play-by-play broadcaster Gary Cohen on Saturday.
July 4th often brings memories of summer barbeques, American flags waving and baseball. This year marks a special occasion in history, and it’s not the birth of the nation. It’s also one of the most memorable events of baseball history. In 1939 the New York Yankees honored their leader and Captain Lou Gehrig during Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day.
Since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 with a right lat strain, New York Mets opening day starter Dillon Gee has been rehabbing to rejoin the Amazins as soon as possible. He made his second rehab start with the Brooklyn Cyclones, the short season affiliate of the Mets, on Sunday night in Coney Island.
Sometimes, when it seems the darkest, all you need is a little light – or a little music – to fix it. That’s the goal of an organization, titled Musicians on Call. Founded in 1999 by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwany, Musicians on Call performs for sick patients in hospitals in an attempt to brighten their day.