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Baseball’s Back! Murder, She Wrote!

So, what do baseball and Murder, She Wrote have in common? Spring training, that’s what!


I co-wrote Three Strikes,  You’re Dead, a Murder, She Wrote novel, with my father, Donald Bain, just ten years ago. The story finds Jessica Fletcher in Arizona during spring training and, of course, she also finds herself involved in solving the murder of a minor league player.

The book continues to get great reviews and is a fun read for baseball lovers–and mystery fans, too! So happy the baseball season is back! Time to celebrate spring training!



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Huge Night for NYC

English: CC Sabathia (left) and Mark Teixeira
English: CC Sabathia (left) and Mark Teixeira (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Okay, so it comes down to this. One game. CC Sabathia. The Tigers are roaring to win this thing in Detroit Fughedaboutit scream New Yorkers. Please, at least bring it home to the Bronx. Come on New York. Make some noise tonight! This is it. Love it up New York!


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NYC in the Fall

Really pumped for Andy Pettitte and the Yanks! Great season in NYC, playoffs, colorful leaves, crisp apples (dipped in caramel!) and Presidential and Vice Presidential debates this year. Love it up, New York!

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NYC on a Budget

Museum of Modern Art. New York City.
Image by Matthew Kraus via FlickrImage via Wikipedia

Hello savvy savers! Everyone’s trying to cut back these days and, while many people think NYC is off limits because of expensive restaurants and museums, they would be wrong. There are tons of ways to get more bang for your buck, including lots of freebie options. For instance, you can “pay as you wish” at several museums, including The Museum of Natural History. And, get  this, the Museum of Modern Art is free on Friday nights. For restaurant discounts, hit up NYC & Company’s site ( or, visit them at their Seventh Avenue location. Another freebie: ice skating in Bryant Park. Yep, it’s free! Crave more ideas? Read my recent Travel Channel article Fun in the City for less buckaroos!