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    September 10, 2013

    Let Us Now Harshly Mock the At-Bat Music of the Yankees and Mets

    Chris Carter had a short career in the major leagues. He hit below league-average in 113 at bats from 2008-2010. He played in Japan the past two years. His career wasn't that notable except for one thing: In 2010 with the Mets, Carter's at-bat music was Rick Derringer's "Real American." As in Hulk H ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Here's Every Chapter-Ending Cliffhanger from the Man of Steel Novelization

    Big news! Novelizations are still a thing! Here's the one you've no doubt been looking for, because, like any reasonable person, you just know that your time would be well spent reading a cheap-o paperback rewrite of the nonsensical script story of the new movie remake of an old movie and its sequel ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Who's Saving the Yankees' Season While All Their Old Men Are Out? An Old Man, Naturally

    Nice quip from David Letterman last night: "Martha Stewart says she wants to meet a rich man between the age of 50 and 70. Why doesn't she just date a New York Yankee?" Indeed. And the subs that the Yankees have brought in to get them through a period of recovery from injuries are as old as the gu ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Pocahontas, and/or America: Going Native

    Little Lord studies up on Pocahontas

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    January 14, 2013

    Global Fest - Webster Hall - 1/13

    Last night the multiple stages of Global Fest played host to more strong female headliners than ever before. This was deservedly a point of pride for the event's co-producers. Earth Mother energy was so pervasive in this year's lineup that even most of bands led by men had the wisdom to include wome ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Yankees 2012: OK But No Cigar...Yet

    Is it possible that following one team up close, day by day, for an entire season, can actually give you a distorted rather than accurate perception of how good they are? Like many Yankee fans, I've been ruthlessly criticizing the team's performance, or at least its performance since the All-Star ... More >>

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    August 25, 2012

    C.C. Sabathia Back With A Vengeance. Jeter For MVP?

    Yankees fans breathed a little easier last night with C.C. Sabathia's return. He went 7 1/3 innings in the Yanks' 3-1 victory over Cleveland, gave up four hits and a walk, and, best of all, struck out nine. His ERA has now dropped below 3.50 for the season. Then again, he was pitching against the ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Phil Hughes' Meltdown Latest Sign Of Trouble For Yanks

    Yankee fans, the realistic ones anyway, must have watched last night's 6-5 loss to Detroit and understood that the team is in serious trouble. There's a whole lot of things going wrong, from injuries to Curtis Granderson's sudden inability to fathom the strike zone. But the worst, by far, is the c ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Mariano Rivera: Oh, How We Miss Thee

    If, like me, you're going through a severe case of Mariano withdrawal, take a little time off and go to YouTube. Or trust my own selection of The Best of Mo. This is how I spent my Thursday night, pulling up my favorite Rivera videos so you didn't have to. But if you think you have some as good or ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Note to Phil Hughes: Stop Worrying About Your Potential

    Lost amidst the Curtis Granderson three-homer fireworks and the media aftermath last night was the fact that Phil Hughes actually won a ball game. It didn't look pretty on paper. The Yankees won 7-6 and needed the Holy Trio - Rafael Soriano, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera - to preserve the win a ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Baseball Predictions Are Much Better In Hindsight

    ​Suppose you brought all the smartest baseball kids on the block together, locked them in a house for two weeks with an unlimited supply of Twinkies and beer, and asked them to pool all their statistical tools to predict the upcoming baseball season? What might the result look like? SBNation's J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2011

    74 Arrests Made at Occupy Wall Street Protests; MLK Memorial Dedication; Demonstrators Killed in Yemen

    ​A total of 74 people were arrested yesterday as Occupy Wall Street protesters marched from Zuccotti Park to Times Square. 24 people were arrested and charged with criminal trespass at a LaGuardia Pl. Citibank. Witnesses and protesters say some of those arrested were trying to close their acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2011

    Legality of Anwar al-Awlaki Killing; Rain Delay for Yankees; Dow Jones Slumps

    via Washington Post​Justice Department officials have released a statement establishing the legality of the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda leader who was born in New Mexico, was killed in Yemen yesterday in an authorized drone strike. Some questioned the legal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Memo to Yanks: Pitch By the Numbers, Not By the Salaries

    After C.C., who?​To sit through the plethora of stories about the Yankees' starting rotation you'd think they had pitching to burn. "Logjam" is the most common word used to describe the starting six, and, incredibly, we're also seeing "embarrassment of riches." It's embarrassing, all right, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Brooklyn Nets Want to Woo Subway Riders With Free Beer

    Drink up.​The Nets have one of the worst records in the NBA right now (6-17), so fans have good reason to drink. Lucky for them, a beer might be on the house if they start taking the train to the game. The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council is looking to ease traffic that will b ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Yankees Post Mortem: Dissecting 2010's Corpse

    ​No point right now in looking into the Yankees chances of getting Cliff Lee -- though offhand I'd say the odds are about the same as they were for the Knicks in landing LeBron James. There's also not much point wondering what the Yankees need to do to pull themselves together next season. The ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: The Best of NYC 2010

    ​New York City: The Best in the World, no doubt. And every year, the Village Voice is as close to the eye of the swirling chaos that it is, and every year, we take one step back to say: this is the best shit in the best city in the world. Normally, 2010 would be no different, but this year, gu ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Andy Pettite for the Hall of Fame?

    ​Andy Pettitte for the Hall of Fame? As far as I know, no one has seriously made the argument. For most of Pettitte's career, he has been considered a terrific second level pitcher -- seldom the team's ace and usually the number two guy, the man you want to pitch the second game of an importa ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    The Hold Steady Are Playing At the Apple Store In A Few Hours

    "Can I get some service on this iPhone, please?" Photo by Rob Trucks.​Local bar-rock heroes and Minnesota Twins fans (sorry about that) the Hold Steady have been playing great shows in New York for so long, and with such regularity, that you occasionally start to take them for granted. Until, ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Tom Brady and Johnny Damon Hate New York City, Apparently

    ​Today, in sports news, New England tries to fire up their rivalries with our city. Tom Brady's least-favorite HBO show is apparently not Hung and Johnny Damon may end up resuming a legacy as something New York City doesn't have to have nuanced feelings for and yet again allows us to view him ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Jim Joyce, Perfect Games, TV Replay, and Other Poorly Understood Subjects

    A worse call than this week's.​Let us be thankful we are living in, as the Chinese say, uninteresting times. Only when there's relative calm in the Middle East and things are going smoothly with the environment can such an incident as a blown call in a baseball game make the front page of the ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Joba Chamberlain's Rotten Season: Time to Get Back to Basics

    ​"Other guys helped create that mess," said Joe Girardi of last Saturday's disaster in which the Yankee relief corps blew a 10-5 lead to the Cleveland Indians in a 13-11 loss. "But he just didn't make the pitches when he had to ... Joba is our eighth inning guy, and he needs to get it done for ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 6, 2009


    Where to watch the Yankees without busting your wallet

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    August 13, 2008

    Mets, Yankees Win, Still Suck, Say Experts

    The Mets and the Yankees won last night, but as is increasingly their custom, blog ball fans take little pleasure in it. "A win, a save, and a 'W' for Johan Santana," says Amazin' Avenue. "It could've gone a lot worse, but Santana was great outside of the first inning and the bullpen pitched two sc ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008

    Josh Hamilton Will Be Remembered When the Longest All-Star Game is Forgotten

    "How long can he keep this up!?" we asked each other, as we watched Josh Hamilton hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first round of the 2008 Home Run Derby Monday night. Hamilton, who had called his 71-year-old batting coach and asked him to pitch for him at the game, had been kicked out of ... More >>

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    April 16, 2008

    Mixed Living: A Sox Fan and a Yanks Fan Learn to Cohabitate

    "PRAC-tically a perfect game." my roommate—a die-hard Yanks fan—kept announcing this past Friday night. "It wasn’t!!!!!" I’d yell back. "BAYYYY-sically a perfect game." "Stop saying that! We had two hits!" I kept drinking that night, trying to make the pain go away. Yet, after the countless ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    October 3, 2006

    It's One, Two, Three Games You're Out

    Lesson for Yanks, Mets: Kenny Rogers can happen to the best of us

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    April 18, 2006
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    September 16, 2003

    Classic Fall

    Careful, Yanks. The Boss Is Watching

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    July 9, 2002
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    May 28, 2002
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    April 2, 2002

    Masters of Their Domain

    Relax, Yankee Fans. Everything's in Good Hands.

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    September 25, 2001
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    July 10, 2001

    Jock Lit

    Need Relief? Summon the Pen.

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    June 5, 2001
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    May 15, 2001

    New York Exchange Rates

    Grading Brian Cashman’s Work on the Trading Floor

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    May 8, 2001

    All About Albert

    A Defense of the Surly Slugger

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    October 24, 2000
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    October 24, 2000
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    October 10, 2000
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    August 22, 2000
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    May 30, 2000


    Baseball Literary Supplement

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    January 25, 2000
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    December 28, 1999
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