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 >>
We just watched the second episode of MSG's The Lineup, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and repeats throughout the week, and aside from the fun of watching clips of old ballplayers, we're kind of wondering what the point is. The Lineup's panel -- former players Gary Carter and Sparky Lyle ... More >>
UPDATE: Armstrong responds to the controversy. See end of post.George Vecsey has an interesting column today about something that apparently has the French press in a tizzy: when Lance Armstrong was surprised last month by a French cycling official who showed up and asked for samples for a drug test ... More >>
Leave it to the New York Times to print a whole story about "Potvin Sucks!", the traditional Madison Square Garden chant, without printing the actual words of that time-honored NHL taunt. It seems to be yet another of those amusing cases where the Times' standards department gets in the way of repor ... More >>
Is Mets manager Jerry Manuel serious about moving Jose Reyes into the second slot in the batting order in back of Luis Castillo, or is he just making spring training chat? According to Ben Shpigel in the Times, "It is only an idea -- 'I would never do anything permanently,' Manuel said, smiling - bu ... More >>
The Congo War: a report by Al Jazeera from this past November. The deadliest war since World War II — the slaughter in the Congo — drags on and on amid relatively little notice. Arabs and Jews are still killing each other, and Israel's about to elect an even harder-line government. ... More >>
The Nets may be set to pave over a Newark community. Will the Yankees do the same in the Bronx?