Shawn Green didn't provide the power the Mets were hoping for last season as he hit only 10 home runs in 446 at bats.
The year was 1957. Times were good here in America. The world seemed more peaceful.
My recent stay in New York included two trips to Yankee Stadium, one to Shea Stadium and one to KeySpan Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, the minor league club of the Mets in Coney Island.
The 1947 baseball season was Jackie Robinson's first and Hank Greenberg's last. It also marked the debut of another Jewish slugger, Al Rosen.
Hope everyone enjoyed this year's All-Star Game, which was played on Tuesday this week, after this column was prepared.
Adam Greenberg holds a major league record. He was hit in the head by the very first and only pitch he ever saw - or almost saw - in his big league career.
While we're counting the Omer, we're also counting homers.
NL East Mets: The Mets have the best team in the National League, with enough punch to compensate for an aging and not-so-great starting...
"Who are you saying Kaddish for today?" one of the kollel young men asked.
We'll leave the serious stuff - the situation in Israel, the shidduch crisis, and other issues of concern to the Jewish community - to the other qualified Jewish Press columnists.