Updated Monday night to include response from Pujols's lawyer. Earlier this month, slugger Albert Pujols sued former New York Yankee (and St. Louis Cardinal and San Francisco Giant) Jack Clark for defamation. Now, through his attorney, Clark has responded by challenging Pujols to a duel. Clark's w ... More >>
Chris Carter had a short career in the major leagues. He hit below league-average in 113 at bats from 2008-2010. He played in Japan the past two years. His career wasn't that notable except for one thing: In 2010 with the Mets, Carter's at-bat music was Rick Derringer's "Real American." As in Hulk H ... More >>
Big news! Novelizations are still a thing! Here's the one you've no doubt been looking for, because, like any reasonable person, you just know that your time would be well spent reading a cheap-o paperback rewrite of the nonsensical script story of the new movie remake of an old movie and its sequel ... More >>
Every week, the Brooklyn Historical Society sends round a historic photo of Brooklyn. This weeks it's a shot from Ruby's Bar in Coney Island, taken during the 1985 World Series, a nail biter in which the Kansas City Royals edged out the St. Louis Cardinals four games to three. Ruby's has been a favo ... More >>
I wonder what kind of reaction Carlos Beltran will get when he comes to bat tonight at Citifield? Will fans respond to him as if he was, perhaps, the best all-around player the Mets had over 7 seasons? I can't blame Mets fans if they don't remember it that way. I didn't even remember Beltran mysel ... More >>
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 >>
After C.C., who?To sit through the plethora of stories about the Yankees' starting rotation you'd think they had pitching to burn. "Logjam" is the most common word used to describe the starting six, and, incredibly, we're also seeing "embarrassment of riches." It's embarrassing, all right, b ... More >>
Jan. 28, 2011 Clip - New Rule: Irritable Bowl Syndrome If we are to believe a new poll conducted by the market research and consulting firm Penn Schoen Berland, Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers will be the most important day in American history & ... More >>
An old-school MC warms himself in slightly trendier clothing
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. St. Nicholas for Boys and Girls Date: December, 1932 The Cover Promises: Exa ... More >>
by James H. Burns Last week's vote by the veterans' committee to put Whitey Herzog into the Hall of Fame reminds us of something a lot of fans don't know: though for years Mets devotees thought of Whitey as the "White Rat," an arch-enemy, managing the rival St. Louis Cardinals to three Nat ... More >>
I talked to my mom earlier today, and she had this to say about the World Series: "I lost any respect I had for Charlie Manuel after what he did yesterday. He knew he couldn't beat CC with Joe Blanton, so instead of trying to win by the power of their own offense, they compromised CC's comfo ... More >>
Thanks to our friends over at WeeklyDig for spot-on scouting predictions: I suspect that Lackey will have a decent game tonight notwithstanding, but I also expect to see Torii "Dogface" Hunter come up short when it counts - like he always does. John "Cursing Maniac" Lackey and Jared "Reme ... More >>
"This is not meant to disparage Brian Bruney, Chad Gaudin, and Sergio Mitre," writes George A. King III in today's New York Post. "But who would have thought Joba Chamberlain would be in a fight with those names to be included on the Yankees ALDS roster?" Who indeed? But why, at this point ... More >>
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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