a contributing editor at New York since 2008and is the author of six books, including the novel "How Lucky."
If you’re looking for potential signs going into this Mets season, here’s one: Closer Francisco Rodriguez just lost a game to Hugo Chavez. In an exhibition (we hope!) softball game in Venezuela, K-Rod gave up eleven runs in three innings to a team captained by the Venezuelan president. Rodriguez was ultimately relieved, in what is believed to have been a bloodless coup.