It’s that time of year when all of the birds start arriving and setting up homesteads here on eastern Long Island. More and more southern birds have been overwintering so it has become hard to say which ones are year-round residents and which ones are part-timers.
“I’m playing for the Lord today,” Glen Baietta said, with a smile, as he got ready to play pickup basketball with Dr. Alan Katz, Claude Beudert, Charlie Bateman, Tom Herlihy, Jack Chen, Manny Payano, Todd Bishop, George Kneeland, Billy Quigley, Will Shapiro, Jeff Aubry, David Kalman, and Rich Hand Sunday morning at Pierson High School’s gym in Sag Harbor.
The road to Madison Square Garden ended for Richie Daunt, a 152-pound boxer from Montauk, Friday night in Queens as he lost a unanimous decision to Patrick Gough, who is to fight Daunt’s frequent sparring partner, Zach Bloomberg, in a semifinal novice bout in Patchogue soon.
The email I received last Monday was ominous: “Jon, are you around? There are some things on the boat I would like to discuss.” Discuss? It sounded more like a doctor preparing you for a negative medical report.
East Hampton High’s baseball players must have been happy Monday as they took the field in St. Petersburg, Fla., for a doubleheader with Frontier Central High School six inches of wet snow blanketed their diamond here.
Just about everyone has a rough idea of what “food chains” and “food pyramids” are. The ones at the very bottom are the microbes, single-celled diatoms and the like; the ones at the top are the “top” carnivores. In one respect, the human is a top carnivore. In another, a top herbivore. In all respects — strict vegetarians omitted — an omnivore.
In the Dominican Republic, baseball fields are just about everywhere. For Dominicans, baseball is not just a sport, but an intense passion. But with four out of 10 Dominicans living in poverty, purchasing the equipment to play the game is out of reach for many.
Finally some teams got to play on Monday, though there were no “W’s.” Boys tennis, facing the reigning county champion, Half Hollow Hills East, lost 5-2 in a mandatory nonleaguer; softball was bageled 12-0 at Miller Place, and girls lacrosse lost 17-4 at Bellport.
Richie Daunt, who has won two matches thus far in the Road to the Garden tournament (what used to be known as the Golden Gloves), is to fight tomorrow night in the Bronx. Daunt’s 152-pound novice quarterfinal-round opponent will be Patrick Gough. They are to meet at International Boxing, 1630 Weirfield Street, the Bronx, as part of a fight card that is scheduled to begin at 7:45.