Last month, Mets GM Sandy Alderson called R.A. Dickey "one of our two core players" in the Mets organization - the other, of course, being David Wright. On Thursday, Alderson changed his tone: "It would be a little unusual to trade Cy Young winner " - everyone is assuming, rightfully so I think, th ... More >>
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 >>
I don't think anyone, even the most arrogant of Yankee fans -- am I being redundant when I say "arrogant Yankee fans? - thought the Yankees would be in 1st place in the AL East at the All-Star break. Certainly not after losing their big stud starter Michael Pineda before the season started and Mar ... More >>
The Texas Rangers are probably the best team in baseball, and that is, in large part, because they are also the smartest. Nolan Ryan took a gamble today, and it's the best kind of gamble: one that doesn't cost a lot of money and one with a good probability of delivering some dividends. Roy Oswalt i ... More >>
You could tell that it was a special day at Yankee Stadium when the Bleacher Creatures broke from tradition and started a chant for Andy Pettitte which got most of the 41,000-plus to chime in. I don't recall the Creatures ever chanting the starting pitcher's name when they do the first inning lineup ... More >>
New York Yankees host California Angels
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 last night to win their 11th World Series. After letting up 2 runs in the first, the Cardinals scored 6 unanswered to take the series. They were down 2-3 in the Fall Classic after losing game 5 to the Rangers. David Freese was the World Serie ... More >>
EU leaders are in Brussels today for a crisis meeting on how to resolve the Euro's financial woes. Germany is resisting calls to increase the bailout fund and cut Greece's debt. Bloomberg reports "measures on the table include writedowns of as much as 50 percent on Greek debt, 100 billion eur ... More >>
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 >>
I could have sworn as much the second I started watching the based-on-a-true-story movie and heard Brad being referred to as Billy Beane. I knew someone by that name! (See above.) He was the hot-looking ex-major-league player who made international headlines when he came out in 1999. He's histori ... More >>
If the last ten days in the life of Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon were a baseball game, they would have been shut out, made 17 errors, and hit into a game-ending unassisted triple play. (That last feeling, admittedly, is one that they're already familiar with.)
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You could single out almost any Mike Lupica column as typical, but the one in today's Daily News as the Yankees prepare to play Texas in Game Three of the ALCS is really classic. We don't want to belabor the obvious -- that's Mike Lupica's job. Some examples: "The Yankees come home no ... More >>
Robinson Cano for American League MVP? Cano's grand-slammer against the Seattle Mariners on August 22, a game in which he drove in 6 runs, awakened quite a few to the possibility. His performance last night against the Oakland A's -- three for four with three RBIs, including his 26th home run ... More >>
Hughes' rules? Apparently the Yankees will be holding Phil Hughes out of his next spot in the rotation. No, this is not an attempt by the Yanks to handicap themselves, it's some kind of convulsed plan to help Hughes' development. "This is a hard guy to sit and miss a spot," said Joe Girardi yesterd ... More >>
Oakland A's fan there, so the crowd was way better than usual. Pics by Puja.The struggle between party promoters and Manhattan clubs isn't a new one. Fact is, downtown hip just doesn't bring in the numbers (at the bar or at the door) compared to mainstream crowds and tourists--increasi ... More >>
How's A-Rod doing this season? Well, you know, he's batting .291, having produced 29 runs and 48 hits out of 165 at-bats. Could be worse, but as they say: "It's early." Even better, however, is the other strategy he's employing against rival teams (and we're not talking about his fielding abi ... More >>
The Yankees host the Angels (and our beloved Matsui. Sniff.)
No wonder the New York Times wants to destroy the Boston Globe - it's the only paper on the East Coast that dares to print something good about Alex Rodriguez! Friday's Daily News came up with yet another shocking revelation from Selena Roberts's new book, namely that that Rodriguez "was an insecure ... More >>
While the Daily News reminds us that our country is mired in a bloody conflict, the Post reminds us that another much more fun (although as passionate and heated) battle begins this week: baseball season. This season is going to be heavy on the history here in New York, as both of our major league ... More >>
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