You know the Mets are hard up for big news stories when the best they can offer a week before Opening Day is that David Wright has been named captain. Exactly how important to the team is it that Wright has become only the fourth captain in Mets history? Think of it his way: the last Mets captain, b ... More >>
"I look at what I was saying as more like a baseball card," said a smiling Kevin Youkilis to reporters in Tampa today, backtracking on his remark yesterday that he -- now a Yankee -- "would always be a Red Sock." "When you look at it, there are going to be nine seasons (with Boston). That's why I ... More >>
It's official: the policy of the Yankees' front office is to start Opening Day with the oldest roster in the history of Major League Baseball. And this must be the policy because nothing else the Yankees have done - or not done - makes any sense. First off, for our Christmas present, the Steinbre ... More >>
You got a guy who is 29 years old and making a comeback from Tommy John surgery - and, to top it off, hasn't won a game this year. He throws a perfect game and nobody - and I mean nobody, including me - wants to put a damper on it. (Did I mention that his wife is nine months pregnant?) All I want ... More >>
Shellac w/Helen Money The Bell House Monday, October 3 Better than: Bawling indie-rock wuss tears as Jeff Mangum sings a Neutral Milk Hotel weeper. For the second year in a row, Chicago post-punk veteran goliaths Shellac graced The Bell House stage for two post-All Tomorrow's Parties hangover show ... More >>
Max Moreno, a 21-year-old Pace University student, was killed on September 29 with one gunshot to the head and found in his apartment at 2 Gold Street, in the financial district, just after midnight. The incident took place after he sold marijuana to a couple, leading police to believe he may ... More >>
Hallowed ground, apparentlySeldom in the course of sporting events has so much been written about something so trivial. Daily News blowhard Bob Raissman made a solid contribution to Dumb Things Written About Alex Rodriguez in Sunday's paper. Raissman selected pitcher Dallas Braden as his Dud ... More >>
Everyone was very excited when the Mets acquired Mariners reliever J.J. Putz at the end of 2008. "If J.J. Putz is healthy," said ESPN's Keith Law, "the Mets got one of the best closers on the market." But apparently Putz wasn't so healthy; he didn't have a great 2009 ("Putz looks hurt," wrote Dave ... More >>
Police are looking for information about the man in the picture, who's accused of a sexual assault and robbery at four in the morning last Sunday on 14th Street and Ave B. He's described as six feet tall and around 25 years old, and he was last seen wearing a black jacket, white shirt and a C ... More >>
Ginsberg at the Peace March, photo by Fred W. McDarrahClip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 31, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 24 Peace March, 1966 By Paul Warren I live on 103rd Street near Central Park West, one of the very few whites in a block of Negroes and Puerto Ricans. ... More >>
It's October, and the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson once again haunts the autumn breezes. In Chicago, two attorneys with ties to the Chicago Baseball Museum organization are claiming that Eliot Asinof, author of the best seller about the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal, Eight Men Out, was wrong abou ... More >>
At least third base umpire Tim McClellan had a perfectly valid excuse for his supreme idiocy last night: As far as the two calls that I had at third base. The first one with Swisher leaving too soon. In my heart I thought he left too soon. On the play with Cano and Posada, I thought Cano was ... More >>
Sometimes when I go out on Sunday to drink in the blissful marathon of NFL games, I feel a little guilty. Technically it is a "school night," so no matter how much I'm enjoying myself, there's always the self-imposed reins of responsibility (that are applied to varying degrees, but semantics. ... More >>
When CC Sabathia introduced Yankee Stadium to the world in the regular season home opener, his $161 million paycheck was a real knee-slapper to haters everywhere. Yankees don't lose home openers. They just don't. And in their new stadium's maiden voyage? No chance lance. But I guess the In ... More >>
We all know what Lord Acton said about being doomed to repeat history, so while the fifteenth anniversary of the 1994 MLB Strike (August 12) is still fresh in everyone's mind, let's do some reviewing: Looking back, the casualty list seems staggering: nearly 950 major league games and more than $ ... More >>
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John Sayles has written and directed sixteen films and been nominated twice for the Academy Award for screenwriting, yet the filmmaker lists some surprising influences. “I never thought about being a writer. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be,” Sayles says over fried oysters and countless ... More >>
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