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by Peter Moskos

May 5, 2010

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and taser!

Damn Yankees. The Orioles lost. It was kind of a mismatch. But the O's did at least make things interesting by getting the tying runs on base in the 9th.

There was some minor scuffle near me that resulted in many crying children. Oh, nothing like the bleachers in Yankee Stadium to make me want to root against the Yankees even more! During this curfuffle, the bleacher crowd shifted in chant from "Ass-hole" to (with the cadence of, "Let's-Go-Yan-kees"): "Use-The-Tas-er!" I was amused.


Anonymous said...


Did you see this article in the Village Voice called The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st precinct. This officer kept a digital voice recorder on him over a couple of years and recorded his roll calls. One of the big themes of the article is how much pressure is placed on officers to make their numbers. It records supervisors threatening disciplinary action if they don't make their numbers. You should check it out.

-From Canada

PCM said...

Have not seen that article. I will check it out. Thanks!