The Yankees’ hiring of Aaron Boone to replace Joe Girardi as manager was surprising. He has never been a manager at any level, but he meets other key criteria such as being an excellent communicator with players; possessing top-notch media skills, and of course being a Yankees hero for his pennant-winning home run in the 2003 American League Championship Series.
I wonder if the Mets’ decision to hire Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway who also had no managerial skills but is a terrific speaker may have influenced Yankees management.
CBS will present a live one-hour primetime special on Thursday, January 25 titled “MVP: Most Valuable Performer” which will star NFL players but it has nothing to do with their performance on the gridiron. “MVP” will be a talent contest in which NFL players will either be singing, cooking, juggling, rapping, playing a musical instrument, conducting dog tricks, Irish step-dancing, or even trying their hand at archery.
The arrival of December may put people in the holiday spirit, but it also means that cold and flu season is upon us as well.
Cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices such as Living Well Juice (drinklivingjuice.com) help one’s immune system and taste great.
Another vegetable-based beverage is Fawen Soups (drinkfawen) which can be served at room temperature. They come in three flavors: broccoli & cauliflower, beet & cabbage, and sweet potato & red lentil.
We tend to drink more water in the summer because of the heat and humidity. Staying hydrated in the winter is just as crucial to maintaining good health.
Sababa is bottled water that is slightly alkaline (it has a pH of 9) which helps combat the acids in one’s digestive system.
Coconut water has long been one of my favorite refreshments. Unfortunately, the lead brands, Vita Coco, O.N.E., and Zico all taste bland. If you are looking for brands that are a notch above the industry’s market share leaders, try Harmless Organic Coconut Water (harmlessharvest.com) or Harney Coconut Water (yes, it is the same Harney family that makes tea.)
Here is a Thanksgiving trivia note from the folks at Breakstone’s. According to them, Americans used 18.5 sticks of butter for preparing holiday dinner which is the equivalent of crossing the Brooklyn Bridge 842 times; the length of 1,863 Empire State Buildings; and 1,191 times the yards which the New York Giants rushed for in 2016.