Gary’s 49 Candles

First of all, if you’re in New York City, you might get a free circular called City Scoops in your mailbox. If you do, thumb over to page 11, where I’ve written an article all about female baseball bloggers (hint: we rock). Many thanks to Jessica of Chicks Dig the Pitchers’ Duel, Mets Grrl, and Maureen of Yankees Chick for participating!

Also, if you’re interested, you can listen to my guest stint on Matt and Anthony’s Metsblog webcast here (click on April 25th), where the insightful Metstradamus joined the bloggers’ roundtable as well. I haven’t listened to it myself–the whole hearing your own voice on tape thing, right? But the boys do a good job bringing Mets content to the webwaves.

Now for the fun. (Meaning, the opposite of "El Duque and Valentin are on the DL." GRRR.) 

If you caught yesterday’s (Sunday’s) game on TV, then you know it was Gary Cohen’s 49th birthday. And that his wife made honorary t-shirts. And that they were absolutely priceless. Witness Ron Darling modeling his:


Gary: All I can say is that my wonderful wife Lynn, who I love more than life itself, is out of control.

Ron (about the photograph, which Gary fessed up was taken in 1983): Now I’ve heard Matthew McConaughey. I got some added ones here. How about John Snyder from the Dukes of Hazard. Or maybe even—this might be dating myself a little bit—maybe Harry Chapin on his lost weekend with John Lennon.

Gary: HA HA HA HA. Well, all I can argue is that the 80’s were a bad hair decade.

Ron: I’m telling you, you’re sizzling there. If you got a six-pack in those days you coulda went in the movies.

Gary: A six pack a what?!


Picture_2051Happy birthday, Gary Cohen! Sounds like Keith Hernandez missed out on some special home-made vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. Gary, you couldn’t have saved one for me?

I will leave you with this image of Ron Darling lovingly stroking the "sizzling" image of 1983 Gary Cohen. Fun times.


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