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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 Yankees take on the Oakland A's
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 >>
Here's another way pro athletes are like cops: most of them live out of town. amNY reports that "only 35 of the 200 players" on our local teams live in New York City. One of them is the Mets' David Wright, who maintains "a spacious $6 million penthouse suite with outdoor space at Infinity Flats, a n ... More >>
Its that baseball time of year again
Baseball may be a game of numbers, but this is ridiculous: Sports fans (or just concerned taxpayers) who opened their morning paper today could read that the city cost of building new parks to replace those obliterated for a new Yankees stadium had risen 48% to $190 million, and also 122% to $288 mi ... More >>
The secret to the Yanks' success? A guy named Kevin
How can a team with four Hall of Famers fall so far?
Baseball commish Selig's morality play deeply impresses a confused sports press
Minor league neglect and a baffling innumeracy have doomed the Yankees
Does Jason Giambi's blabbing mean he wants to be one for the Angels?
City's own figures show that the new Bronx stadium would be a money pit
A fan's notes: How the Yankees became the Freuds of Summer
If faith in stats is a baseball fan's lifeblood, what to do when the numbers are doped up?
A military court, an alleged rape victim, and the question of reporters' rights
Zen and the Art of New York Yankee World Championships
Yankee Bashing Catches On Even With the Local Hacks
Careful, Yanks. The Boss Is Watching
For Sports Inserts, It's Déjà Vu All Over Again
Subtraction and Division Problems
Selling the Mets' New Manager Short? Not a Good Bet.
The Bombers' Current Run Officially Ends
Powerful Arguments Against Old Stereotypes
The Winners? Brian Calandra and Willie Mays.
Figure Out These Freeze Frames of History and Win a Prize or Two
A Labor Conflict Primer
They're All Going to Cooperstown. Which Ones Will Have to Pay Admission?
Relax, Yankee Fans. Everything's in Good Hands.
Baseball and Facial Hair
A Heavy Whiff of Uncertainty After Phillipss Frenetic Deals
Youve Got Baseball Questions. Weve Got Answers.
Thanks for the Memories, You Yankee Role Players. Now Get Out of Here.
Before We Enshrine the Local Hero, Lets Take a Look at Some Cold Facts