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Three cheers to the Yankees for showing common sense.

They announced two weeks ago that they would start all of their April Monday through Thursday night games at 6:35 PM. The Mets will probably not do the same since Citi Field is farther from Manhattan than Yankee Stadium is.

However while we’re on the topic of scheduling there is no reason why the Mets can’t slate all of their Saturday games for 1 PM at least until Memorial Day weekend.  Tickets for individual games for the Mets 2018 season go on sale Friday, November 17.

Two Mets players have just changed their tax filing status from single to joint. Travis d’Arnaud got married in LA over Veterans Day weekend while Brandon Nimmo had his nuptials that weekend in Savannah. Brandon met his wife when he was playing with the Mets’ Savannah Sand Gnats five years ago.

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Josh McCown and the New York Jets 15-10 on Sunday in the Journeyman Bowl held at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. CBS play-by-play anchor Kevin Harlan pointed out that never before in NFL history had the two starting quarterbacks combined to play for 15 different teams.

To be fair, Josh McCown really didn’t have a chance to show what he could do since the Jets offensive line was basically a sieve. McCown received scant protection as he was tossed around like a rag doll by the Buccaneers’ linebackers.

You have to wonder how Giants CEO John Mara is keeping his sanity this season.

The Louisiana Department of Tourism was in town last week to tout the Bayou State as a great place to vacation, particularly for foodies, to media. Various city representatives and some of their top chefs were present to dish out samples of gumbo and various shrimp delicacies. According to the Baton Rouge rep, crayfish tacos have suddenly become a favorite dish at LSU football games.

In a nice touch, the dixieland band that was performing at the Louisiana event performed flawless versions of “Blueberry Hill” and “I’m Walking” in honor of the great rock & roll piano player Antoine “ Fats” Domino who died a few days earlier.

The Consumer Electronics Show, which is held in Las Vegas the first week of January every year, has proven to be a pretty good harbinger of the gizmos and gadgets that we will be using in the very near future.

The Consumer Technology Association, the organization that runs the massive Consumer Electronics Show, always holds a press preview in New York two months before comprised of selective exhibitors called CES Unveiled.

While the emphasis at CES Unveiled was understandably on new apps and cyber security, there were some offbeat products including men’s briefs that purport to protect guys from harmful radiation that comes from cellphones and tablets; a device that is able to both extract wine and pour it without removing the cork that preserves that extends both the tastiness and shelf life of the open bottle; and a palm-sized apparatus that lets food shoppers know how fresh various foods on supermarket shelves are.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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