In a kind of tabloid harmonic convergence, a court document filed yesterday contains new allegations about Yankees general manager Brian Cashman from his former mistress, who is accused of stalking him and trying to extort money from him. Louise Meanwell is said to have told her lawyer Stephen Tura ... More >>
I was going to say something about the Ryan Braun mess, but Murray Chass already said it for me. Chass, as you should know, was with the New York Times for 39 years before taking a buyout in 2008. He has now been blogging for over three years, though I would not call it that. Chass has simply contin ... More >>
Billy BeaneIt's a Moneyball media fest out there — the articles on the book Moneyball, the movie Moneyball, the stars of Moneyball and the articles about the articles about Moneyball have created a light industry. Everything you always wanted to know about Moneyball is currently available on ... More >>
Who polices the police? In New Jersey, it's lawmakers who are moving to "crack down" on steroid use among police and firefighters, who are more obsessed with staying fit than everyone else in New Jersey. The measure, introduced as a state assembly bill on Monday, would make it so "uniformed p ... More >>
Thanks, A-Rod. Thanks for dumping a cold, wet corpse on the doorstep of New York baseball. That seems to be the local sports media's reaction to Alex Rodriguez's 600th major league home run, which put him 7th on the all-time home run list. Not the fans' reaction -- they've turned out in droves and, ... More >>
'Roid rage?So why has Mike Piazza been given a free pass on questions concerning use of performance enhancing drugs? An intriguing question, one that, despite increasing rumors, no one in the New York press besides Murray Chass has asked. Here's his blog for today:
If you were planning on dropping 50 cents to pick up Thursday's Daily News because of the headline - "A-Rod Book Bombshell" - let us save you the change. The first of two front page revelations, supposedly taken from Selena Roberts's upcoming Rodriguez biography, that "Slugger may [Emphasis ou ... More >>
At his press conference in Tampa today, Alex Rodriguez said he didn't know that the substance he took back in 2003-2005 -- which he identified as something known in "the streets of DR" as "Bole," presumably the anabolic steroid Primobolan -- was a steroid. He referred to taking the substance as "stu ... More >>
After his admission that he used performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, Alex Rodriguez received the support of the Yankees organization ("Although we are disappointed in the mistake he spoke to today, we realize that Alex -- like all of us -- is a human being not immune to fault"). Fans and ... More >>
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