The history of the two teams in the National League Championship Series, the New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs — in fact, the history of these two cities — may have been decided at the kitchen table of a Hungarian mother in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Rose Namath may have determined the future of baseball in Chicago and both baseball and football in New York when she stood firm about her son, future Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Willie Namath, going to college. If it had been
ABOARD THE NO. 7 TRAIN. - My assignment was to ride the No. 7 train to Shea Stadium, made famous by Atlanta Braves dummy John Rocker, who arrives today in New York for a four-game series against the Mets. Rocker made the No. 7 the best-known subway line in America with his comments in a Sports Illustrated article last December in which he disparaged riders thusly: "Imagine having to take the 7 train to [Shea Stadium] looking like you're [in] Beirut next to some kid with purpl
NEW YORK - The bellman said the New York Mets aren't dead yet. "They'll come back, baby," he said. "They've done it before." The newsstand dealer said, "This town is baseball crazy. People can't enough enough of it."
The cab driver said, "I don't care. You owe me $40."
Baseball is the New York state of mind. Last night the Yankees played the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, while across town in Queens the