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Bernie On The Scene: On the Road Again

Bernie Pleskoff

Bernie Pleskoff

Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.

I spent last week in New York and Reno watching the Futures Game and the Triple-A All Star Game, respectively. My observations on the Futures Game appeared in last week's column.

New York is always a vibrant city, no doubt about it. There's no place like it on Earth.

A guy approached me when I was looking at a breakfast menu on Lexington Avenue across from my hotel. He said - "Hey, we have a breakfast special. Only $18 for ham and eggs, toast, and home fries. Coffee isn't included either is juice. And hey - I have a 10% coupon for you." I had seen other breakfast prices, I hadn't eaten a solid meal in two days and I was hungry. So I went in. I gave the waiter the coupon. He said - "Buddy, this coupon isn't good for breakfast." Annoyed, I left. I asked the guy handing out the coupons why he didn't tell me it wasn't good for breakfast? He said, "You didn't ask." That my friends, is New York City. $18 for breakfast? That would buy a dozen egg-producing chickens and

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