April 17, 2015 |
THE NEW YANKEE STADIUM is The House That Derek Jeter Built, not David Villa, and though it might be the temporary or permanent home for New York City FC, it might not be best suited for the playing style of the MLS expansion franchise. Yankee Stadium is an iconic baseball stadium, but for NYC, it actually presents a challenge, because it pushes the limits for a regulation-size soccer pitch, which MLS and FIFA set at a minimum of 110 yards by 70 yards. "They have a mandate for the exact size," said Union manager Jim Curtin, whose squad will play at 7 o'clock tonight against NYC. "They have minimums and maximums.
May 30, 2013
Just when you thought Zombie was gone, it's ba-aack - and stinkier than ever. On an Italian cheese. The Zombie in question is the coveted Double India Black Ale fermented with wild honey from Tired Hands Brewing Co. in Ardmore, a long-gone fall seasonal rated "exceptional" by BeerAdvocate.com. Di Bruno Bros. cheesemonger Richard-Luis Morillo kept a stash, however, and has been washing buffalo's milk Taleggios called Quadrello di Bufala to extraordinary effect. Washing already finished cheeses in beer brine is a growing trend that adds extra flavor dimensions.
January 6, 2013 |
Cezanne A Life By Alex Danchev Pantheon Books. 488 pp. $40 Paul Cezanne is a wonderful enigma. Although he was revered by his contemporaries and has been idolized by the art world since his death in 1906, his art can be difficult for laymen to understand and appreciate. Yet his importance in art history is unquestioned. Pablo Picasso famously remarked, "Cezanne is my one and only master . . . [he] was like the father of us all," meaning modern artists.
May 6, 2011
The Union have a narrow focus in preparing for Friday's Major League Soccer game in Portland against the expansion Timbers. Portland's field is among the most narrow in MLS and is made of artificial turf. According to a team official, the dimensions at Jeld-Wen Field are 70 yards by 110 yards. The only other MLS pitch that is as narrow is Toronto's, which is 69 yards by 105 yards. So the Union moved their practices this week to YSC Sports in Wayne, which has an artificial-turf field with dimensions similar to Portland's.
May 6, 2011 |
TO PEOPLE who get headaches or feel nauseous while watching 3-D movies: Quit whining. At least you get a taste of the action. Because some unfortunate souls can't see 3-D at all. Instead of the mind-bending visages of "Avatar's" Pandora, these deprived moviegoers see just another CGI-created world. Instead of the depth of field of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," it's just another fairy tale. And, instead of the popping action sequence of "The Green Hornet" . . . well, that was bad even with 3-D. Admittedly, it's a First World Problem, but a problem nonetheless, especially in light of an increasingly crowded field of potential summer blockbusters that boast 3-D visuals.
April 27, 2011 |
"I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News . " With those shocking words, Katie Couric on Tuesday set the world ablaze with a heretofore unthinkable move. (It's not as if her departure hasn't been dissected for weeks!) Couric, who has been in the biz for 32 years, tells People.com she'll miss her CBS News family. "I'm really proud of the talented team . . . and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years," she says. Yet she adds, " I am excited about the future.
November 17, 2010
T HE GIZMO: 3-D Blu-ray discs, XpanD Universal 3-D glasses, Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3-D W3 Camera. GETTING OVER THE HUMP: What's keeping people from biting the bullet for a 3-D TV? Fear of nothing to watch on that expensive set ranks high in consumer surveys. Issues with those "active-shutter" 3-D glasses also loom large. But this week, we've got glad tidings - new problem-solving accessories sure to make the holiday season brighter for those early adopters with 3-D TV sets planted under (or near)
October 19, 2010 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Yesterday afternoon, beneath a milky-blue Northern California sky, Jayson Werth and Domonic Brown took a walk around one of the most unusual rightfields a player will encounter. In the shadow of the 24-foot brick wall that rises above the warning track, the veteran talked shop with the rookie, pointing out the various idiosyncrasies of an outfield that can make even the most accomplished of fielders feel as if he is chasing a pinball. "I think at one point I said this is probably one of the toughest rightfields to play," Werth recalled later, "just because of the angles, the way the ball flies - the ball travels kind of weird out there.
September 21, 2010
So the long-anticipated Phillies-Braves series got started Monday night. Are you like me? Do you have trouble working up a healthy antipathy for the Braves? The Mets, no sweat. The Cardinals, easy. The Marlins, not a problem. Even the Dodgers are easy to despise. The Braves, not so much. Oh, I could probably work up some hatred. The Braves complained about the CBP dimensions, and they play in a city that's largely an embarrassment when it comes to sports. Plus, Southerners use Coke when referring to any and all sodas.
August 15, 2010 |
The Joe Wright era is over, and now it is Mike Mattei's turn to put his stamp on West Chester's offense. Mattei was impressive in winning Wright's vacated quarterback position. Much more mobile than his predecessor, Mattei brings another dimension to the Golden Rams' offense. But . . . "He's young," West Chester coach Bill Zwaan said of the redshirt sophomore. "He's really good. The only thing that's wrong with him is that he's young. The hope is that Mattei is a quick study.