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Class A South champion Toms River South girls soccer team
Class A South champion Toms River South girls soccer team (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gaga over Daniel Murphy and the Toms River South Girls Soccer Team

I’m going to touch on a few things this morning which starts of course with the New York Mets who are now just one win away from their first World Series in fifteen years and also mention another success for the Toms River South girls soccer team.

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CitiField after the Mets win in game 2 of the NLCS
CitiField after the Mets win in game 2 of the NLCS (Bob Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Things to Stop Saying

We all know someone (in some cases several people) who just have this ability to get under our skin. Most of what they say and do is harmless but at times their actions just annoy the heck out of you.

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Red Bank Regional's Jack O'Conner celebrates the Bucs win over Red Bank Catholic
Red Bank Regional's Jack O'Conner celebrates the Bucs win over Red Bank Catholic (Mark Brown, B51 Photography)
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Mets, Bucs and Chegg

For the sake of those of you with no interest in the fact the Mets are two wins away from the World Series I will keep this brief. Then again you also might like reading about the Red Bank Bucs big weekend and my first meal at a Shore favorite restaurant.

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TR Regional Teachers of the Year along with TREA President Kathy Egan and Superintendent David Healy
TR Regional Teachers of the Year along with TREA President Kathy Egan and Superintendent David Healy (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Night for Scholars and the Mets

The theme of last night’s Toms River Student Loan Fund Recognition Dinner was supposed to be the honoring of the 19 current Teachers of the Year in the Toms River Regional School District along with three outstanding high school seniors.
It actually was although the Master of Ceremonies made it sound like the evening centered on ending everything by 8:07 p.m. which just happened to be the scheduled first pitch of game five of the Mets-Dodgers National League Playoff Series. Sometimes things come together perfectly on all accounts.

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Kevin Williams stands in front of a picture of Citi Field with his Mets gnome
Kevin Williams stands in front of a picture of Citi Field with his Mets gnome (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Night for Wrestling, Scholarships and the Mets

Going to bounce around a bit today so stay aboard for the ride.

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Slot machines  (Photo by Christopher Furlong /Getty Images)
Slot machines (Photo by Christopher Furlong /Getty Images)
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Unused Vacation Time and the Retirement Jackpot

Since I’ve given up on the Mets I need to talk about something else today so here goes.

An issue that seems to bother many people, and I think deservedly so,  deals with large payouts to those retiring from certain state and government jobs...

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Mets towel at Citi Field
Mets towel at Citi Field (Bob Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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10 Reasons Why The New York Mets Are In the Hometown View

Please be aware of the following. As long as the Mets are alive in the postseason then there is a good chance you will hear some mention of them in the Hometown View. You may view it as overkill and you may be correct but let me give you ten reasons why:

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Columbus Day parade in Seaside Heights
Columbus Day parade in Seaside Heights (Ocean County Sheriff's Dept)
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Columbus Day Writer’s Block

As I’ve said before there are mornings when I stare at the computer screen wondering what I want to address in this marvelous 2 ½ minute segment with no idea. Today is one of them.

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Brick's Carmen Sclafani (15) carrying the ball; brother Joe (36) is far left
Brick's Carmen Sclafani (15) carrying the ball; brother Joe (36) is far left (Bill Normile)
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Recognizing An Ocean County Breast Cancer Survivor

Often on a Friday during the football season I will talk about the games coming up over the weekend. Today we'll also put a spotlight on breast cancer awareness.

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Frank Sinatra, Taco, Barbra Streisand
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A Listen Down Memory Lane

The other day our promotions director Ted Maturo comes to me with a two-page list of Ocean County’s All-Time Most Requested Songs. I know it’s old from the WOBM letterhead and the 201 area code as our phone number and it turns out it’s from 1983.

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Luke Gregerson #44 of the Houston Astros celebrates with his teammates Jason Castro #15, Luis Valbuena #18 and Marwin Gonzalez #9 after defeating the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Luke Gregerson #44 of the Houston Astros celebrates with his teammates Jason Castro #15, Luis Valbuena #18 and Marwin Gonzalez #9 after defeating the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Notes and Rants for Tuesday

Some notes and rants with one having nothing to do with the other.

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A Life Ended Too Soon

As I’ve said before one of the first things I read when I open the Asbury Park Press are the obituaries. It’s something I’ve done for the better part of thirty years and not because I enjoy reading them but it’s simply a way to keep track of those who have been in and out of your life. A good day is one in which you don’t know anyone listed.

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