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 >>
Twins cap not pictured, for onceThe MLB Playoffs begin today, kicking off an annual tradition for many sports-minded New Yorkers: rooting against the Yankees. Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has added motivation this year, given that his beloved Minnesota Twins once again drew the Yanks in th ... More >>
With all the talk of Derek Jeter as the possible MVP winner for 2009, an
important question has been overlooked: who is the Yankees MVP? Bill Madden
inadvertently weighed in on the issue last Sunday with a piece headlined "Ring In The Old -- Yanks rediscover formula for success: more Jeter, less
A ... More >>
Everybody knows that Albert Pujols is the favorite to win the 2009 National League Most Valuable Player award, but who in the American League? We took an informal poll this week of newspaper and online writers, and so far a consensus seems to be building that Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer is the most ... More >>
Every few weeks, in this age of big-money, drug-riddled sports, comes a
piece that is so mind-numbing irresponsible that it takes a while to know how
to properly respond to it. Such a review ran in the July 26 New York
Times Book Review section.
The piece was a review of three books: A- ... More >>
The writers in the current issue of Sports Illustrated -- including Ben Reiter, whose name is on the Yankee section -- seem to feel everything will go great in the Bronx this year - or almost great. The Yankees, SI thinks, will roll over the Red Sox and A's to win the AL East, will beat the Twins in ... More >>
Former Yankee skipper Joe Torre has a new book out, co-written by Tom Verducci, and the Times' Muchiko Kakutani is impressed with its insights into the fall of the team in the past seven years, which the book depicts as starting when "Steinbrenner began to indulge his taste for what Torre calls 'big ... More >>