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Hey Twitter: Did Anyone Think Bernie Williams Looked Fat Last Night?

In Entertainment, Sports on September 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

By: Michael Abitabilo

“Hey Twitter” is a new feature here at the Read Zone in which we examine the twitter-sphere’s reaction to certain widely consumed events to search for common themes. For the inaugural installment, we will look at the world’s reaction to former Yankee center fielder Bernie Williams, who appeared at Yankee Stadium last night in honor of Derek Jeter’s final home game.   

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Hey Twitter: did anyone think Bernie Williams looked fat last night?

Inptrepid journalist JMSully22 broke the story with dignity and grace reminiscent of Walter Cronkite announcing the death of President Kennedy.

Stepan Injury Creates Void, Opportunity for Rangers

In Sports on September 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm

By: Michael Abitabilo

Earlier today, the New York Rangers learned that Derek Stepan will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken leg suffered during a non-contact drill in training camp. Already thin at the center position following the off-season compliance buyout of Brad Richards, the Rangers were banking on Stepan to anchor the team’s first line. Without him, though, the Rangers are left with just two regular centers from last year’s team – Derick Brassard and Dominic Moore – along with veteran/journeyman Matthew Lombardi, who has returned to the NHL after playing last season in the Swiss National League.   

Jeter Farewell Tour Offsets Summertime Blues

In Sports, Uncategorized on August 19, 2014 at 9:37 am

By: Alan Levy

My family’s summer tradition of going to a Yankee game reached a crescendo this year, as we made our way to visit family in the Dallas area, just in time for the Rangers to say farewell to Derek Jeter. Globe Life Park is an amalgam of various stadiums. It has the right field upper deck from old Tiger Stadium, a mock Yankee Stadium facade, a shorter version of the Green Monster from Boston, and even some Camden Yards brickwork. But what the stadium lacks in individuality, it more than makes up for in food.

Everything is bigger in Texas.

This is Michelle Obama’s worst nightmare. Calorie counts with commas; not a salad to be seen; fried everything for the asking. There is a hot dog that’s about two feet long and weighs three pounds. If you add the condiments, we’re talking about something you can work out with. Helmet ice cream sundaes do not come in those cute little cups, but in REAL HELMETS! (This meets fantasy status for me.) Being in the heart of Texas, they had the obligatory barbeque restaurant, but they need a little marketing help when my 18 year-old daughter asks me if there’s something wrong with wanting to go eat “Nolan Ryan’s Meat.”


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