KNUCKLEBALL! The Movie Will Be Released On Video On Demand On 9-18-12

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The movie KNUCKLEBALL!! will be released on September 18th on Video on Demand and also on September 20th the film will be shown at the IFC at 323 6th Ave & W 3 St in Manhattan as a charity event as price of your ticket allows kids from The Bronx Charter School for Excellence, Children’s Aid Society, Harlem RBI, and New York Cares to attended the screening. The film will be screening all week at the IFC Center with regular show times as well.
I got to see the film at a screening at the Tribeca Film Festival and I can’t wait to see it again besides being a must see for Mets fans as our own R.A. Dickey stars in the film it’s just a great story of perseverance and determination

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IT’S NOT IF, BUT WHEN DOES DAVID WRIGHT BECOME AN EX-MET

 

David Wright held his Vegas Night charity event in Virginia Beach last night and gave some quotes to the media about the upcoming season.  I don’t know if this means much of anything but Wright it seems, has spent a lot of time back home in Virginia that I can remember in an off season. He was at Citi Field for the unveiling of the new uni’s but since then there hasn’t been much site of Wright around town.

Wright seems already agitated about hearing about trade rumors and being quizzed on a daily basis about his next baseball destination. He’s quoted as seeing Jose Reyes getting grilled about relocation last season and he doesn’t want to go through that. I wonder what that says about Wright? Maybe I’m being too critical of Wright but maybe it’s time he grew up and realized he’s not going to be a Met 4 Life.

Doesn’t Wright see the handwriting on the wall? First, he plays for a team whose owner is like a co-worker who lives pay check to pay check and for a GM who has no emotional ties to him. Just like the GM had none to Jose Reyes. He will make $15 mil this season and has a $16mil team option for 2013 with a club buyout of $1mil. You know how many bargain basement pitchers you can buy for $16 mil?

Wright should take a page from Reyes and Carlos Beltran, especially Beltran who knew his Mets days were numbered and used it as motivation to bounce back and get sent to a contender. Wright needs to get in the same mind set, stop worrying about being traded (for Christ sake Babe Ruth, was dealt away) and not worry about the Mets and just worry about himself.

Between the Wilpon’s money woes and Sandy Alderson’s distain for long term contracts, it’s easy to see that these are the final days of David Wright as a member of the NY Mets. Is it sad? Sure it is. We all wanted to see Wright play his full career as a Met with a couple of championships and Hall of Fame credentials on his resume but neither is going to happen. Maybe the fan base needs to grow up a bit as well.

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SPEND A NIGHT WITH IKE DAVIS AND HELP CHILDREN WITH CANCER

 

Ike Davis may still be out of action due to injury, but that doesn’t mean he’s taking time off from raising money for a great cause.

On Sunday night July 17th at 7PM, Ike will host his first annual “A Night With Ike Davis” to benefit helping children stricken with cancer. This event will be held at Michael’s Restaurant in Brooklyn, (2929 Avenue R which is Midwood/Gravesend section of Brooklyn and by the way the food is outstanding) which shows that Ike has not forgotten his Brooklyn baseball roots as he was a onetime Brooklyn Cyclone.

Below are all the particulars for the event:

New York Mets star Ike Davis is stepping up to the dinner plate with Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC) for the first annual “A Night with Ike Davis” charity event at Michael’s Restaurant in Brooklyn on Sunday night July 17th at 7 p.m.  All the proceeds from the evening will benefit SKC along with The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. 

This family friendly dinner event will feature an up-close-and-personal Q&A session with Ike hosted by Linda Cohn of ESPN SportsCenter and will include several raffles and prizes for attendees along with a special auction featuring:

·         a chartered fishing trip with Ike;

·         the ultimate youth baseball experience at the Cooperstown All Star Village in Cooperstown, NY;

·         on-field access to Citi Field during batting practice (plus tickets, dinner) and other special Mets packages;

·         tour of MLB Network studios during a live show;

·         tickets to attend live tapings of Food Network’s Iron Chef, the Late Show with David Letterman, and several other shows;

·         limited edition sports memorabilia items like signed jerseys and baseballs; and many more one-of-a-kind items.

“A Night with Ike Davis” will also unveil and distribute a special T-shirt designed by a 10-year-old boy who is currently battling cancer.  His design submission was personally selected by Ike. 

Ike is familiar with how devastating cancer can be having lost his childhood friend, Mike Lio, to Ewing’s Sarcoma at just 22 years of age.  It is in his friend’s honor that Ike has chosen to host this charity dinner, with the hope that someday, a cure will help rid the world of all childhood cancers.

Tickets for the event are currently available by visiting www.solvingkidscancer.org; by calling (212) 588-6624.

About Solving Kids’ Cancer

Created by two fathers who lost children to pediatric cancers, Solving Kids’ Cancer™ is committed to significantly improving survivorship of the deadliest childhood cancers.  One hundred percent of all donations are used to find, fund, and manage clinical trials and scientific programs to rapidly develop the most effective treatments and cures.  Solving Kids’ Cancer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. To learn more about our work please visit: http://solvingkidscancer.org/give/events/#a-night-with-ike-davis-of-the-ny-mets

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