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Staten Island ‘Direwolves’ to play Hudson Valley ‘Lannisters’ on Aug. 8

You have no idea how much I want to go see the Staten Island Yankees Direwolves play the Hudson Valley Renegades Lannisters on August 8.

In one of the best minor league promotions of the year, the Staten Island Yankees will hold “Meet George R.R. Martin Night,” giving fans a chance to meet the A Game of Thrones author who will be signing autographs for about an hour. The S.I. Yankees will be playing as the “Direwolves” that night, wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off for charity. Their opponent, the Hudson Valley Renegades, will be playing as the Lannisters and will also be wearing special jerseys.

The first 2,500 fans will receive a Staten Island Direwolves cap, and fans will be able to see a real wolf from Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. There will undoubtedly be a bunch of other fun activities going on throughout the night too.

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Punchless Mets Fail To Hold My Attention

Once upon a time, the 2011 Mets were “must see TV.”

I still watch most of the games, but for the past few weeks I’ve usually been reading a book while giving Gary, Keith and /or Ron a fraction of my attention.

For most of August, I read George R.R. Martin‘s epic fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” starting with A Game of Thrones. I finished the most recent book, A Dance With Dragons, shortly after Labor Day. Then it was on to Jim Butcher‘s latest Harry Dresden novel, Ghost Story. Appropriately, that kept me entertained as the Mets played the Chicago Cubs this past weekend.

Unfortunately, by tonight I was down to Kindle books that I “purchased” from Amazon mainly because they were free. And even though I didn’t find anything that held my attention past the first chapter, they were still more compelling than the Mets’ game.

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