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    December 17, 2012

    Domino's Founder Sues Over Contraceptive Mandate

    Domino's Pizza founder and Roman Catholic activist Tom Monaghan filed a lawsuit in federal court last week, suing the government over its contraceptive mandate. Monaghan does not currently own Domino's -- he sold the company back in 1998 -- but the 75-year-old is bringing attention to the fact that ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    MLB Free Agent Delmon Young Sentenced to Some Hard Time at the Museum of Tolerance for Using Anti-Semitic Slur

    Looks like Major League Baseball player Delmon Young is about to get his mouth washed out with some tolerance. Young pleaded guilty yesterday to an aggravated harassment charge stemming from an April incident in Manhattan where he shouted an anti-Semitic slur at a group of four men and then tackle ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Yanks Lose. Here's All The Baseball I Want To Talk About This Year

    Speculation on what caused the train wreck that ended last night with the Yankee's 8-1 loss to Detroit is useless, so I'm going to empty out all the notes I took during this year's ALCS and see what sense can be made of it. First off, this is the third time the Yankees have lost a postseason series ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    The Yankees' Last Gasp

    Regardless of what happens tonight, while watching the Yankees 2-1 loss to the Tigers last night in the third game of the ALCS, you had the feeling that it was the end of an era. They brought Nick Swisher to the on-deck circle last night but he didn't get to bat. If he had, it probably would have ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    A-Rod's Not The Yankees' Only Playoff Goat

    I've always resisted the idea that clutch hitting exists, I guess because I don't like the notion that baseball is something more than a game - that it brings out something heroic in an athlete. I pretty much agree with Bill James's early assessment on the topic, which was that what a batter hits ... 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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    October 3, 2012
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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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    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 >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Yankee Post-Mortem: A-Rod Not the Only Cause of Death

    ‚ÄčLet's look on the bright side ... no, scratch that. There is no bright side. Let's try to take in the big picture ... no, skip it. That's crap, too. The Yankees' 3-2 elimination loss to Detroit on Thursday night was as ugly as a one-run defeat can be. They were a better team than the Tigers, not ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Justin Verlander Just In Case

    If you were about to play what could be your last game of the season, would you use every weapon you had? If we are to believe Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, he wouldn't. Leyland has repeatedly said he "probably wouldn't use Justin Verlander in relief" in tonight's Game Five against the Yanks, ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Fright Night for Yankee Fans

    If I were a Yankees fan, I'd be afraid — very afraid. Of course, as I've said all season, whenever I look at the pitching staff I'm afraid. But in addition to being afraid all season, I've also been wrong all season, so maybe I'm wrong now. Maybe there's something I'm not seeing here, but the ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Where Have All the Yankees Fans Gone?

    photo by Neil deMause​Following last night's ten-inning loss to the Twins, the Yankees' record stands at 3-2 (good!) and the team trails Buck Showalter's undefeated Orioles by a game and a half in the AL East (bad!). But since everybody knows that early April stats don't matter (remember how t ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Fun, Fun, Fun for Curtis Granderson and Yankee Fans

    When Curtis Granderson came to bat for the Yankees in the second inning of yesterday's home opener against Detroit, the crowd got a nasty shock: the stadium's speakers were blaring Rebecca Black's "Friday," a song so insipid it makes Justin Bieber sound like Lou Reed. Granderson, too, seemed ba ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 23, 2011

    OPENING DAY

    New York Yankees host the Detroit Tigers

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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 3, 2010

    Here's Major League Baseball's Most Guilt-Ridden Umpire, Jim Joyce, Holding a Puppy

    ​Maybe you've heard that last night, on the very last play of what was an otherwise perfect game for Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, umpire Jim Joyce missed the call, thus costing Galarraga his perfect game. Everybody - whether you're a fan of the team throwing the perfect game or no ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Morning Joe's Willie Geist on Isiah Thomas, Patrick Ewing, and the Necessity of End Zone Dancing

    Remember this guy?​Anyone who watches Willie Geist on MSNBC's Morning Joe, or somehow manages to rise in the dark at 5:30 a.m. to watch Willie's own show, Way Too Early, knows that he's a pretty significant sports fan. So we thought we'd check in with Willie to get his take on the current stat ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Jockbeat: Curtis Granderson Traded to the Yankees -- Is It A Good Deal?

    So what are the Yankees getting in Curtis Granderson?​So how does the deal for Curtis Granderson shape up for the Yankees? Pretty good, we think. The Yankees lose Ian Kennedy, who never struck us as much with a 6.03 ERA in 14 major league games, allowing more hits (63) than innings pitched (59 ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Bring it, Minnesota. I eat pieces of Twinkies for breakfast.

    ​So congratulations to the Twins for being the comeback team and overcoming a 7-game deficit to not only force a one-game AL Central division playoff, but to drag it out through 12 innings and save foreclosure on the Metrodome for at least another week. Earlier this week, I purported that I'd ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Tigers Will Stop At Nothing to Avoid Postseason

    ​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 >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Ron Darling Achieves Broadcasting Godhood

    ​Ron Darling just made a Dag Hammarskjold reference while providing color commentary in tonight's Detroit Tigers-Minnesota Twins one-game playoff being broadcast on TBS. This should automatically and immediately put Darling into some kind of broadcaster hall of fame or Ivy League annex of bus ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Baseball Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

    ​It's 9:34 pm right now and the Twins and Tigers are still playing baseball. Which wouldn't be extraordinary in most any other circumstances, except that this is one-game playoff game. And the game started at 5. It's the 12th inning, and 4 and 1/2 hours ago, these two divisional teams commence ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Picking My Battles: Twins or Tigers in ALDS?

    ​"So who would you rather play in the ALDS?" I think the only set of 9 words I've heard more often than this is "Thank you for your submission to our publication. Unfortunately..." But in the last week, the pending ALDS opponent has been like a bag of PopSecret stuck in the penant race micro ... More >>

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    October 4, 2009

    162 Games Later, The Job(a) Gets Done Right

    ​From the Daily News: Joba Chamberlain will return to his old role today, heading back to the bullpen for the Yankees' regular-season finale against the Rays. I don't know whether I find this aggravating or amusing. I can't over the image of Girardi and Co. saying to themselves, "Hmm, you k ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Kalas, Fidrych: So Long, Friends

    Everybody talks about how every spring baseball can make you feel young. What we often forget is how baseball can also make you feel old. If you're a fan of the game, you'll mark important points in your life by the passing of those you followed when you were young. To Mets fans, Harry Kalas, who di ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Homage to Nick Swisher

    As you know, we don't like the Yankees around here, but we know class when we see it -- especially, as Mets fans, class in the face of futility -- so we must tip our orange-and-blue cap to Nick Swisher, utility infielder, who stepped in to pitch for the Yanks during the 8th in last night's 15-5 de ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Spot the April Fools' Day Press Release, Vol. 1

    The artist was trying for "ferocious" but wound up with "bugged the fuck out." a) KID ROCK ACQUIRES NAMING RIGHTS TO THE HOME OF THE DETROIT TIGERS ... COMERICA PARK TO BE RENAMED "KID ROCK FIELD'" ... KID ROCK'S NEW BEER TO BECOME OFFICIAL BEER OF DETROIT BASEBALL b) Southern Lord artists domin ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008
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    July 31, 2008
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    April 17, 2007

    Axes of Fire

    Guitar Hero fans attempt to look sexy while playing video games. Results are inconclusive.

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    May 23, 2006

    The Old Brawl Game

    Baseball trades fights for hugs in the age of steroid testing

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    September 16, 2003
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    April 15, 2003
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    January 22, 2002
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    July 10, 2001

    Jock Lit

    Need Relief? Summon the Pen.

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    May 15, 2001
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    April 3, 2001
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    April 11, 2000
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    April 4, 2000

    Yanks: Three-peat or De-feat?

    Baseball in the Big Apple: Two Teams, One Ticket-Tape Parade

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    April 4, 2000
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    January 25, 2000
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    December 28, 1999
  • Long Island Voice

    September 21, 1999
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    September 14, 1999
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    August 10, 1999
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    April 27, 1999

    Dream Makers, Heartbreakers

    Strawberry and Other Star Athletes Who've Suffered Self-Inflicted Tragedy

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