I am a sports and travel writer with a background in traditional and digital marketing and promotion. I have worked in both music and sports radio as well as the record business. I am fortunate enough to have been able to work in sports and music which are two of my passions.
This blog is about my two sports loves and the ups and downs of following these teams. I am a lifelong fan of the New York Mets and have supported Arsenal since being introduced to the team and English football in the late 90's.
I have been to hundreds of Mets games over the years and seen some pretty horrific games. One of my favorite laughable losses was in July, 2007. John Maine and the Mets were down 4-0 in the top of the first versus the Reds after just four batters. That's hard to do, but the Mets did it. I was there when the Mets blew their chances to make the playoffs on the last day of the season in both 2007 and 2008. The memory of seeing Tom Glavine giving up 8 runs in the top of the first inning in a must win game is one that is hard to erase. I was also there for Endy's amazing catch in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS but that was also the day Carlos Beltran struck out on a called third strike with the bases loaded. Luckily I have been there for some of the good times as well, including most recently R.A. Dickey's 20th victory of his Cy Young season.
While not living in London, I have seen Arsenal play live on at least six occasions. I am fortunate to have been at two of Thierry Henry's eight games in which he scored a hat trick with Arsenal. The first Arsenal goal I saw live was scored by Marc Overmars in a 0-1 victory away to Charlton at The Valley. The most recent goal I witnessed live was scored by Mikel Arteta in a 1-0 win versus QPR at Emirates Stadium. Between ESPN, Fox Soccer Channel, The Blind Pig and streams on the Internet I rarely miss an Arsenal game.
You can contact me by e-mail or Twitter. I also have two Tumblr blogs: North London is Red and Real NY Baseball Fans Follow the Mets.
Let's Go Mets and Come on You Gunners!