There was a time in the mid '90s where the idea of an athlete releasing a hip-hop album was a radically new concept. It seems almost quaint now; athletes are still putting out rap music today and athletes will be putting out rap music for the foreseeable future, that's just how branding works. But t ... More >>
The Texas Rangers are probably the best team in baseball, and that is, in large part, because they are also the smartest. Nolan Ryan took a gamble today, and it's the best kind of gamble: one that doesn't cost a lot of money and one with a good probability of delivering some dividends. Roy Oswalt i ... More >>
Strawberry!Did I miss it, or has someone written tributes to the 1986 Mets that I didn't see? October 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the first game of the great 1986 World Series, and we just passed the 25th anniversary of perhaps the greatest division series ever, the one with the Houston Astros ... More >>
It's the time of year for that oddest subgenre of sportswriting, the "Football vs. Baseball" column. Pro football, of course, always wins in these debates, largely because they're argued along the only terms that sportswriters know: television ratings. First out of the gate is David Steele on A ... More >>
Let's address Fred Wilpon's comments on the Mets stars, which are being quoted everywhere: On David Wright: "He's pressing. A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar." OK, dump on Wright while he's in a terrible slump (batting just .226 so far). He's a career .302 hitter, h ... More >>
To read the blizzard of commentary on Roger Clemens's indictment, you wonder why the government is even bothering to bring the ex-pitcher to trial. Clemens's guilt has already been decided in the sports media. For instance, Shaun Powell on ESPNNewYork.com, who writes as if a verdict of guilty is a ... More >>
When you live by yourself, you can go hours without speaking. You don't realize it, but then sometimes you wake up on a Sunday after a baseball game and call your parents at noon only to discover you lost your voice. Actually, "lost" isn't the right word. I know exactly where I left it...so ... More >>
Last Thursday the Daily News' back cover told us in huge letters that the "Heat Is On" Roger Clemens and "Pressure on Rocket grows as grand jury subpoenas Houston gym owner, others." This was the latest "Daily News I-Team Exclusive" from Michael O'Keeffe, Christian Red, Teri Thompson, and Natha ... More >>
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