It Looks Like Phish May Not Return To Madison Square Garden For New Year’s This Year

first_imgUPDATE: The Billy Joel tour date listing referenced below has since been removed, and Joel is scheduled to perform at MSG on 12/20. As of now, the days usually encompassed by Phish’s New Year’s run are still open on the Garden’s schedule.Many people refer to Madison Square Garden as Phish‘s de facto home court. The band has played the World’s Most Famous Arena in the heart of New York City 39 times to date, and the list of shows at the venue include some of the most memorable performances in the band’s career. This summer, the band is set to play an unprecedented 13-show “Baker’s Dozen” run at the Garden, bringing their total number of MSG shows up to 52 (and not-so-coincidentally one-upping Billy Joel‘s record-setting 12-show-per-year pace at the venue).Phish’s MSG runs typically come over New Year’s Eve. Since their reunion in 2009, the band has rung in the new year at the Garden every year except 2009 and 2014 (both of which were held at Miami’s American Airlines Arena). However, with 13 MSG shows on the books for this summer, fans have been curious about how that will affect the band’s usual New Year’s plans.While the answer to those questions has not officially been answered, new information appears to indicate that the band will not return to MSG for New Year’s this year. According to a listing on this Madison Square Garden ticket resale platform [UPDATE: The listing has since been removed], Billy Joel is set to perform at the Garden on December 30th this year, the Saturday of “New Year’s weekend.” Assuming this date is correct (it’s not yet listed on Joel’s website, but it is mentioned in the “Events” section of his Facebook page), that would likely mean that Phish will not play their customary 4-night run there over New Year’s this year. Even if the band started their run on the 31st and played through the 3rd (which they did in Miami in 2014), that would mean the hypothetical run would fall on a Sunday-Wednesday–an unlikely situation in terms of logistics.Does this mean Phish is heading back to Miami for New Year’s? Are they going to pick a new location to ring in 2018? Will there be a Phish New Year’s run at all (the band has already stated that they will not tour this fall)? Are we reading way too far into all this, and it’s all just Internet smoke and mirrors as usual? We’ll have to wait to find out, but we have a feeling people have some pretty strong opinions and theories on the matter. Let’s hear ’em! What do you think Phish will do for New Year’s 2017-2018?Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2x Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix / late tix)July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix)July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 4 – “Kraz & Taz” Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 – Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)last_img read more

Dodgers say ‘extra rest’ led to choice of Hyun-Jin Ryu over Clayton Kershaw for NLDS opener

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “It’s always easy to have Clayton on regular (rest) or have Clayton go 120 pitches or 125 pitches because he’s Clayton Kershaw. And he’s earned it. And he’s the best pitcher we have, and he’s shown it throughout his entire career,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.“The more responsible thing to the team and the organization is to do what’s right for the player and the team. And so it’s not always popular, but it’s something that we thought through a lot, and the decisions that I made throughout the year and the decisions we make on the roster reflect that. So regardless of how it plays out, we feel that this gives us the best chance to win in the first two games.”The deciding factor was being able to start each pitcher on extra rest (five days for both), Roberts said, and recognizing that “Game 1 is important, but so is Game 2.” The Dodgers started a pitcher on more than four days’ rest in 107 of 163 regular-season games.The Ryu-Kershaw move might be of more symbolic importance than strategic value. Kershaw will still be available to pitch an elimination game in Game 5 on regular rest if necessary – or start Game 1 of the next round on extra rest if the Dodgers eliminate the Braves early.“Well, everything is going to be on the table at that point in time,” Roberts said. “The only thing that’s guaranteed is the first three games. So if we get to that point, then we’ll have a discussion.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PreviousAtlanta Braves warm up during baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles for Thursday’s Game 1 of the team’s National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw, right, with Rich Hill, left, of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsRich Hill of the Los Angeles Dodgers plays around with his son Brice prior to workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Rich Hill of the Los Angeles Dodgers plays around with his son Brice prior to workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Andrew Friedman is the President of Baseball Operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers, left, as Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks past during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A quiet Dodger stadium before the workout prior to game one of National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Brice Hill son of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill chases a baseball during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Rich Hill of the Los Angeles Dodgers plays around with his son Brice prior to workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw takes batting practice during a workout prior to Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw will start Game 2 of the best-of-five series, which begins Thursday night. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Rick Honeycutt #40 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Andrew Friedman is the President of Baseball Operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Manny Machado, left, along with teammates Matt Kemp and Justin Turner during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, with Enrique Hernandez during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Manny Machado, left, along with teammates Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, with Max Muncy during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chase Utley of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, right, with Enrique Hernandez during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws a ball during practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles, ahead of Thursday’s Game 1 of the team’s National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Atlanta Braves coach Ron Washington, right, works with Charlie Culberson during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches his players during baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles for Thursday’s Game 1 of the team’s National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Atlanta Braves Eric Young with his son Dallas Young as teammate Ozzie Albies #1 takers a picture during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Atlanta Braves warm up during baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles for Thursday’s Game 1 of the team’s National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 37Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw passed each other at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday – and in the rotation.“Yesterday when I came in to work out, I asked Kersh if he was going to start Game 1, and he told me I was going to start Game 1 and he was going to start Game 2,” Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu said Wednesday, admitting that he had some idea that might not be the case. “From that point on, I was more focused on making sure I could do well tomorrow. So there wasn’t really like a huge conversation between me and Kersh.”The Dodgers have given Kershaw the ball every time they could in a significant game for years now – a franchise-record eight consecutive Opening Day starts, Game 1 in eight of a possible 10 postseason series since 2009. The only two times he didn’t start in Game 1 were the 2013 and 2016 National League Championship Series because he had pitched in the closeout game of the previous round.This time, though, the Dodgers will go with Ryu in Game 1 against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday despite the fact that Kershaw will have the standard four days’ rest since his most recent start (Saturday in San Francisco). Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Kershaw did not talk to the media at Wednesday’s workout, but the decision couldn’t have been easy for him to accept.“Clayton’s been very good with accepting whatever we ask of him,” Roberts said. “Obviously, he wanted to pitch Game 1 and expected to, but after talking to him and explaining our thoughts, he accepted it and he just said he’ll be ready to go for the second game.”Ryu will be making his first postseason appearance since 2014 – before elbow and shoulder surgeries sidetracked him for most of two seasons. He said he was gratified just to be on the playoff roster.“I’m very happy that the team trusted me and I would like to say that I’m going to go full throttle from the very first pitch in the very first inning tomorrow, make sure that I get my job done as the starting pitcher and put the team in the position where it can win,” Ryu said through his interpreter.“I’m going to make sure that from the very first pitch I’m very focused and concentrated.”ON THE SIDELINESShortstop Corey Seager was at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday continuing his rehab from hip and elbow surgeries this year.Seager said he was “excited” recently when he was cleared to take his workouts onto an elliptical for the first time since surgery to repair the labrum in his left hip. He continues to progress from Tommy John surgery and is on track to start a throwing program at some point this month.Seager said he still expects to be ready to play on Opening Day next spring.BRAVES CHOICESBraves manager Brian Snitker said veteran right-hander Anibal Sanchez will start Game 2 against the Dodgers. But he has not named the remaining starters he will use in this series.“We’re kind of going to do as we’ve done in the past through the course of the year – just kind of wait and see how we get there,” he said of Game 3 in Atlanta.The Braves also have a decision to make on Dansby Swanson. The 24-year-old shortstop partially tore a ligament in his left hand and has not played since Sept. 25. It’s unlikely he makes the roster for the NLDS but the Braves have not ruled him out yet.“He’s still getting treatment,” Snitker said. “I’m not real optimistic right now. … The doctors are still at him and trying things today. But it’s still kind of a long shot.”Related Articleslast_img read more

Hot Pursuit being played this weekend at Wellington Regent

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments This week at the Regent Theater: Hot Pursuit.Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour 27 minutes.Movie Synopsis: In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. — (C) New LineRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 7%. Audience review: 45% approval.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more