Albert Pujols

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Jack Clark, Ex-Yankee, Offers to Take Polygraph in Albert Pujols Lawsuit--If Pujols Does Same [Updated]

    Updated Monday night to include response from Pujols's lawyer. Earlier this month, slugger Albert Pujols sued former New York Yankee (and St. Louis Cardinal and San Francisco Giant) Jack Clark for defamation. Now, through his attorney, Clark has responded by challenging Pujols to a duel. Clark's w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Come Back, Carlos Beltran, All Is Forgiven

    I wonder what kind of reaction Carlos Beltran will get when he comes to bat tonight at Citifield? Will fans respond to him as if he was, perhaps, the best all-around player the Mets had over 7 seasons? I can't blame Mets fans if they don't remember it that way. I didn't even remember Beltran mysel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Mark Teixiera Stinks -- But Not As Bad As Albert Pujols

    We all know about Mark Teixiera's reputation for slow starts, but this is ridiculous. The injuries notwithstanding, the primary reason the Yankees are not in first place right now is because Teixiera has been so awful. And yet, if I had made you a bet that, say, 35 games into the season Teixiera wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Kuroda Wows In Yanks' Home Opener

    Any Yankees victory over the Los Angeles Angels is sweet, but this afternoon's 5-0 win was particularly sweet. No sooner did Albert Pujols say, in effect, that Opening Day at Yankee Stadium was "no big deal," Hiroki Kuroda went out and made a big deal out of it: 8 innings, 5 hits, 6 Ks, ZERO runs. ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012


    New York Yankees host California Angels

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2011

    Euro Crisis Meeting; Earthquake in Turkey; Gaddafi's Autopsy

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Blaming Mets Stars: Just a Prelude to a Fire Sale?

    ​Now it's Jason Bay who we're told symbolizes what's wrong with the Mets. You might have thought it was Bernie Madoff, but a couple of weeks ago it was Luis Castillo, and this week it's Bay. According to ESPNNewYork's Rob Parker, "It may sound a bit harsh, but in reality, Bay represents all th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Why The Mets Are Only Going to Get Even Worse

    ​Just when you think things can't get any worse for the Mets, you think they can get worse. As Bill Madden points out in today's Daily News, the Mets don't have much to look forward to in the free agent market this winter "when the two biggest sluggers coming to the market, Albert Pujols an ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 29, 2010
  • Voice Choices

    July 20, 2010


    The Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Jockbeat: How About Teixeira for MVP?

    Everybody knows that Albert Pujols is the favorite to win the 2009 National League Most Valuable Player award, but who in the American League? We took an informal poll this week of newspaper and online writers, and so far a consensus seems to be building that Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer is the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Yankees at Midseason

    Let's start with the obvious -- or at least what should be obvious:  the new Yankee Stadium is not helping the Yankees. While the Yanks lead MLB in home runs at home with 79 and are on track to be one of the greatest home run hitting teams of all time, they're actually hitting better on the roa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Jockbeat: Why is Jerry Crowe Such an Asshole?

    First off, anything written about St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman Albert Pujols should begin with a sentence along the lines of "He's the greatest player in the game today, and the best player so far in the 20th century. And, probably, one of the 20 greatest players of all time." He didn't do ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 17, 2009


    The Mets take on the Cardinals

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    New York Baseball Grows Contentious

    "Slice and binge ya like a license ninja," observes this St. Louis rapper to some punks from New York. "Yo Tell Me How New York Got Bodied By St. Louis," concurs a colleague. This is timely, as the Cardinals swept the Mets this week, with Albert Pujols punching two home runs in yesterday's game. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    Play Ball! Baseball is Back in the City.

    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 >>

  • Books

    August 21, 2007

    The Ghetto Nerd

    A decade after his breakout Drown, Junot Díaz returns with his first novel

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007
  • News

    October 17, 2006

    Seven Days in Shea

    Why do the Mets keep torturing us?

  • News

    July 29, 2003

    The Era of the Darn Good

    Where Have You Gone, All You Young Joe DiMaggios?