- I was watching the Mets home opener against the Phillies yesterday afternoon. At one point the SNY crew found Governer Patterson sitting in field-level seats,
watchinglistening to the game, and asked him "What's the most surprising thing about being governor?". His response? With a bit of that Patterson humor he has, he said: "Well, just being the governor has been the most surprising thing!"
- The Utah Jazz look pretty unstoppable right now in the Western Conference. They beat the Spurs earlier this week, and Deron Williams is the only guard in the league that can absolutely lock up Chris Paul. I don't know if he can do it for a seven-game series, but I do think there is no team the Hornets want to avoid more than the Jazz. I would currently rank the Western Conference, in order of chances of winning, as such: Jazz, Hornets, Spurs, Suns, Lakers.
- Chris B. Young of the Arizona Diamondbacks is my favorite fantasy baseball player right now. After hitting .237 last year as a rookie, with 32 homers and 27 stolen bases, plus only 68 RBI's (and 85 runs), he's got four home runs so far this season. With 2 SBs, 6 RBIs, and a .212 batting average. On the plus side, he's also got 8 BBs to go with 12 Ks and 9 runs. He might be producing one of the all-time great stats lines ever this year: a 40/40 season (30/30 seems very much in reach), with a .220 BA and a Mark Bellhorn-like 100 BB/150 K line. Oh, and probably 100 Runs, but only about 70 RBIs.
- Nothing connected to above, but I also have Chris Young from San Diego (the 6'10 pitcher) on my fantasy team, and am trying really hard to get Delmon Young, so I can claim to have the Young-est fantasy team ever.
- Found this on Flickr yesterday: It's the NYC Subway Map for White People:
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It's pretty accurate, if you limit it to pretty much the hipster/gentrifyers (new crowd). The only stop in the Bronx is Yankee Stadium - take it from someone who rode 4-train to the ends of the earth for four years... white people live in the Bronx, but not new white people - they are rare up there. Queens is pretty much Astoria and Forest Hills (and JFK). Brooklyn is Coney Island, the Greenpoint/Williamsburgh portion of North Brooklyn, and the area I like to call "New Hoboken" (the Prospect Park, Park Slope area up to Downtown and DUMBO).
Manhattan doesn't extend past 86th Street. As someone who lived uptown in East Harlem for four years - yep, very accurate.
Now the update: White people have started expanding Uptown, on the west side of course (no touching "real" Harlem, or East Harlem), past Columbia, into the Heights and Inwood. I guess New Hoboken was too pricey, so we can rename the Heights "New Jersey City". Or perhaps "South Westchester". I don't know....
Classic. You can say the same things, with a few words twisted here and there about London, Istanbul and of late several cities in India.