Category Archives: 1977

THE BATTLE IN BROOKLYN

A couple of years ago I had the chance to talk with Red Slavin about the disturbing incident back in June of 1977. Whenever I see a brawl in baseball I think back to June of 1977. Only this wasn’t … Continue reading

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CHILDREN PLAY…IN THE PARK

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PICK UP MY GUITAR AND PLAY

“If you want something bad enough, go out and fight for it, work day and night for it, give up your time, peace and sleep for it.” -Les Brown WE CAN DO THIS… LET’S GO! 9TH AVENUE FOREVER! -Red Hoops135@hotmail.com

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BUNNY

Seven years ago right around this time, Michael Bundrick passed away. “Bunny” was a good guy and a good basketball player. I loved him. He once had a classic line. We can all agree that the Holy Name Summer league … Continue reading

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COPS IN CARS, THE TOPLESS BARS

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ITCHYCOO PARK

“What did you do there?” In my teens I began to spend time over in the city, especially when I would play hooky from school. Hop the turnstile (or rush the gate) at 15th street-Prospect Park; catch the F-Train and … Continue reading

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HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE?

Happy Valentine’s Day…

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