Category Archives: Sports

When “Damn Yankees” became Dumb Yankees

The 1955 Broadway musical “Damn Yankees” was based on Douglass Wallop’s novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” (to the lowly Washington Senators). A Broadway revival of “Damn Yankees” opened on March 3, 1994 at the (Marriott) Marquis Theatre. … Continue reading

Blog, Broadway, NY Theater, Sports

Adventures in the Santa trade…

[Some of what follows was originally posted a few years ago. This holiday season, I invite new readers and returnees to share the memories.] Like many a New York actor back in the day, I drove a cab, tended bar…the … Continue reading

Blog, Broadway, NY Theater, Sports, Uncategorized

A Play, a Concert and a Wedding

          THE PLAY: My liberal social and political values are firm, but even I was taken aback to see, in the “Pinkolandia” montage of purported “fascists” Nixon, Reagan and Kissinger, the image of…Scrooge McDuck!           It had never occurred to … Continue reading

Blog, Canadian Theatre, Professional, Regional, Sports

Diamonds Are Chris Nelson’s Best Friends

Following his .301 batting average finish with the Colorado Rockies in 2012, Redan High School graduate Chris Nelson had a busy off-season, working on his hitting technique with a batting instructor, setting nutritional goals with the help of a Registered … Continue reading

Blog, Sports

Scene on the diamond…

From time to time you’ll see a sports item here. This one is adapted from a piece written for The Champion newspaper in Decatur, GA. We’ve followed the career of Colorado Rockies prospect Chris Nelson since he was drafted in … Continue reading