Monday, May 18, 2009

The Mocs had a great season!

Well, after beating the No. 1 ranked team in the country yesterday, (Southern Arkansas 3-1) Florida Southern loses to Lynn in the final game by a whopping 19-3!!! Sad but true. It's been a great season for Max and the Moccasins. The team goes 44-16 on the year...Max goes 10-1 with an ERA of 3. Not bad. He'll be driving back by next weekend, and a short rest, and then off to the Cape by June 5th to play for the Cotuit Kettleers for the summer....I'm extremely proud of the boy.

In other news, I did race 2 weeks ago in the Greenwich Du. Did o.k. I wanted to finish under 1:10, and I did a 1:09...didn't place but they use 10 year age groups, and being 59, I'm at the top problem. I wanted to do the Shamrock on Sun. but was busy with work in Manhattan and didn't get back in time. Next race I'm shooting for is the Griskus Olympic. I have some traveling in between, so I'll see how it goes.

Had a wonderful dinner in Manhattan with my son Seth the other night. He came in from Philly, and we went to one of my favorite all time spots, Harry's down in the Wall St. neighborhood. Clearly, my life is immersed with my kids...I love it, it's the best!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Florida Southern advances

Max's baseball team, the Moccasins are headed to the NCAA South Regional. The NCAA announced its tournament selections Sunday night and the Moccasins are one of eight teams selected for the South Regional, which will be played May 14-18 at Magnolia, Arkansas, and how many of you know where that is? The Moccasins (38-14) are seeded sixth and will play third-seeded West Alabama in their first game.

Max will be pitching Game 1, Thursday at 4:30PM EST, and you'll be able to follow it on LiveStats at: or possibly there might be an audio broadcast at: which broadcasts the West Alabama games during the regular season and claim they will be doing doesn't always happen....Since I'll be teaching at NYU, I can't make it, but Marla is going, that lucky girl!!!

They have never met West Alabama in baseball. The championship provides for eight regional sites - six sites will host six teams, the West region will host four teams and the South region will host eight teams. All regionals are double-elimination tournaments. Regional champions will advance to the double-elimination championship finals May 23-30 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The finals will be hosted by Mount Olive College and the town of Cary, North Carolina. And if they get that far...I will definitely make it to those games. Pretty cool....