Citi Field without Baseball, Part 2


Welcome to Steinbrenner High School
by Jim Caple

"Philadelphia's Eric Bruntlett ended Sunday's game against the Mets with an unassisted triple play, prompting this take on "Baseball's Sad Lexicon" (better known as Tinker to Evers to Chance) by Howard Megdal on the Amazin' Avenue blog:

This is the saddest of possible word

Bruntlett to Bruntlett to Bruntlett
Killer of rally in season absurd
Bruntlett to Bruntlett to Bruntlett
Vicious line drive that seemed destined to drop
Giving the Mets chance to come out on top
This year's indignities simply won't stop
Bruntlett to Bruntlett to Bruntlett"



WMNF - Jewish Radio on Florida's West Coast

The Sunday Simcha
June 14, 2009

...Howard Medgal, author of The Baseball Talmud, an excellent book compiling some of the greatest Jewish baseball players of all time."



WFAN - The Fan - Sports Radio 66

The Overnight with Marc Malusis
Saturday, April 18th

"Howard Megdal of the New York Observer and SNY joins Moose to talk about the Mets, Yankees and his new book "The Baseball Talmud."



The Jewish Week

The Jews of Summer
by Jonathan Mark

"Megdal comes up with the kind of gems that Topps put on the back of bubble gum cards."

Pick Me Up Some Mets!

The Baseball Talmud
Review by Zoe Rice


Struck Out Looking

The Baseball Talmud
Review by Melanie Greenberg


Mets Minor League Blog

Maple Street Press Mets Annual 2009
Recommended by Toby Hyde

"I know, catchy title, huh? The annual went on sale Tuesday. Make sure to purchase this annual, which has contributions from many fine writers, and me and is all Mets, all the time. Greg Spira and Matt Silverman edited the book. Personally, I’m looking forward to reading Ted Berg and Howard Megdal’s contributions."


Baseball Books

The Baseball Talmud
Review by Baseball Books Blog


The Perpetual Post

A Discussion of Today's Events and Tomorrow's Prospects
Editor-In-Chief: Howard Megdal

Writers from the country’s finest news outlets along with vital new voices have come together to create The Perpetual Post, an interactive, constantly-updated set of thoughtful, often irreverent discourses on important issues within News/Politics, Arts/Culture, Sports, and Humor.
Beginning on Tuesday, January 13, visitors to
Perpetualpost.com will be treated to a different take on the burning questions. No single opinion will go unchallenged — each subject tackled will have a point and a counterpoint upon publication. Over the course of the week, each discourse will continue between two Perpetual Post writers.

Writers you have read in publications including ESPN.com, SI.com, The New York Observer, Philly.com, SNY.tv along with popular blogs and some lesser-known voices will collaborate on a weekly basis. Writers at The Perpetual Post will bring their opinions—but won’t be afraid to acknowledge a good point from a discourse collaborator. No more wars passing as discussion. No more all-or-nothing opinions. Just intelligent writers making interesting points.
Readers are also strongly encouraged to become part of
The Perpetual Post’s weekly discussions. A section called Reader Discourses allows a pair of readers to post an initial discourse on the topic of their choosing — if it meets The Perpetual Post’s editorial standards, the post will be promoted to our main section.
A more innovative section is called Orphaned Opinions — should a single reader post an opinion that is well-expressed and catches the eye of one of our writers,
The Perpetual Post writer will respond, and that discourse will also become part of the discussion.
In other words, regardless of point of view, if it’s well-expressed, it can find its way into
The Perpetual Post.