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1999 Stories by Allen St. John

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  • Sweeping Questions

    published November 2, 1999

    It was déjà vu all over again in the Yankee clubhouse. The same faces. The same almost businesslike champagne squirting. The same... More >>

  • Big Doings at the Big Ballyard

    published October 26, 1999

    'We're waiting in line for tickets that may or may not go on sale,' Myles Lewis patiently explains to the radio reporter from W-something-some... More >>

  • Long Game, Long Ball Go Down in Mets Lore

    published October 19, 1999

    The Apple said it all. As the rain turned to deluge and the fans filed deliriously to their flooded $14 parking spaces, it stood there engorged,... More >>

  • The Stems Win

    published October 12, 1999

    The crucible that is playoff baseball reveals so much about a team. Witness this exchange between injured catcher Mike Piazza and the ink-stained... More >>

  • Near-Death Experiences

    published September 14, 1999

    What's the toughest thing in sports? Hitting a baseball? Stopping a slapshot? Listening to Dick Vitale do color? My $.02? None of the above.... More >>

  • Chucking It Away

    published August 10, 1999

    It starts out like a Brothers Grimm fable, or maybe the beginning of a Charlie's Angels episode: Once upon a time there were three second... More >>

  • Home Away From Home

    published July 6, 1999

    The Monster is all psychological. It's all in the head." That's how noted psychologist Joe DiMaggio once summed up the effect of Fenway Park's... More >>

  • The Mets Hit Parade

    published June 1, 1999

    You heard it here first. The best hitter in baseball is playing in New York at this very moment. The worst hitter in baseball is also playing in... More >>

  • Above Average Joe

    published May 4, 1999

    Joe Torre is a sweetheart of a guy, but there's the same demand for his services as a manager as there was for Darryl Strawberry's as a... More >>

  • Open Season

    published March 30, 1999

    There's a reason why we love baseball. Because in March, the universe of baseball seems orderly enough that we can make predictions, projections,... More >>

  • A Season on the Brink

    published March 23, 1999

    George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. "George Santayana was not a New Jersey Nets fan. In... More >>

  • Rocket Science

    published February 23, 1999

    The Roger Clemens deal. It's all everybody who's anybody is talking about these days— especially those who write for the local papers. Front... More >>

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