Bouncing around on a Monday Morning:

I’m not popping champagne over it but it was finally nice to see the Mets win a game for a change as Todd Frazier provided all the offense with a 2-run homer in a 2-0 win over the Yankees Sunday night.  hat win avoided what would have been an 0-9 Mets homestand for the first time since 1979.

It was quite a weekend for Point Boro junior track standout Devin Hart.  On Friday night he finished an impressive 4th in the two-mile run at the prestigious Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle, Washington, running the sixth fastest time ever by a New Jersey high schooler at that distance.

Hart then took a red-eye flight back to Philadelphia, got a few hours sleep and went out and defended his title in the 3200 meter run at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions Saturday afternoon at Northern Burlington County Regional High School.  I would hope he spent most of Sunday sleeping.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy appears to be playing political football with the sports betting legislation that passed unanimously in both the New Jersey State Assembly and Senate.  Nothing in this state ever gets unanimous approval but the bill allowing racetracks and casinos to offer sports betting did last Thursday and yet the sports book at Monmouth Park was silent this weekend when it could and should have been accepting bets.

However our governor said he needs time to digest the legislation which is simply political BS with some believing he’s using it as leverage in state budget negotiations.  Whatever his reason Murphy’s lack of action is costing the state money and more importantly hurting those who are ready to work but are caught up in another political game that only produces losers.

There’s a pretty good chance you have driven by Velo Eatery on Route 9 in Toms River at the intersection of Church Road.  It’s not in the most aesthetically pleasing

location and would be easy to ignore but you should not.  The casual atmosphere is charming and most importantly the food is outstanding.  If you like to support locally owned small businesses and love fish and chips then Velo is for you.

Their hours are a bit inconsistent but they will be open for dinner in the summer from Wednesday through Saturday and your best bet is to follow them on Facebook at Velo Eatery LLC.