Sam Borden is doing something (hopefully) fun today by walking from Yankee Stadium after Game 1 to Shea Stadium for Game 2. It should make a good column for the paper.
Sam is also taking the opportunity to raise some money for the American Cancer Society. If you would like to donate, click this link.
No need to explain what a great cause that is. We’ll let you know later on today how Sam does and maybe we’ll get a guest post on here from him.
As many of you know, Sam was once the Yankees beat writer at the News before becoming an award-winning columnist. But beyond that, he’s a good dude and a good friend. So if you see Sam on the road this afternoon, don’t throw anything at him.
I’ll be driving to Shea. Please send me money for gas. $132 should be enough.
UPDATE, 9:19 p.m.: Wow, Sam has raised $7,343.00 so far. Hopefully we can get him to $10,000. Maybe Carl Pavano will donate what he didn’t earn today.
Seriously, I know a bunch of you have donated and that’s great. Thanks a lot.
In other news related to columnists from The Journal News, Sam and Rick Carpiniello have started the Face Off blog on LoHud.com.
I was thrilled at first because that’s a cool movie, especially when John Travolta fights Nicolas Cage at the end. But it turns out they’re debating the sports topics of the day (and other stuff), which is pretty cool, too. So check that out.