In case you missed it, LA and its surroundings got their undies in a bunch this week after the New York Times published a Hungry City column declaring that NYC could go "mano a mano" with the City of Angels when it comes to tacos.
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 >>
The revelations last week over beer prices in major league baseball stadiums gives us a chance to use it to illustrate what has become a central topic in this year's remarkable mayoral campaign--the city's shrinking middle class and the ever broadening economic gap between the rich and poor. This a ... More >>
Since you were born, all your father wanted on his special day was to have someone deliver him his beloved newspaper and let him devour a plate of bacon. Now it's time to show him you've become a responsible, decision-making adult by taking him out for a Father's Day he won't forget. Here are a few ... More >>
Remember just a few years ago when everyone thought it was so unfair that the Yankees had the money and resources to make all the big deals just before the trade deadline? The haves picking the pockets of the have-nots, and all that. Well, it sure does look as if the Yankees are no longer one of th ... More >>
Mets fans are still basking in the afterglow of Johan Santana's no-hitter, among them Jon Stewart, who began Monday night's Daily Show with camera phone videos of him and his family celebrating in the stands at Citifield (see video embedded below). About 45 minutes later David Letterman celeb ... More >>
In 1975, a survey representing America's biggest rock and roll stations asked several thousand listeners to name the greatest rock and roll record of all time. The Beatles, you might guess? Stones? Beach Boys? Stevie Wonder? Maybe Elvis? Or The Supremes? None of the above. According to those ... More >>
If you have ties to Brooklyn and follow baseball, you probably feel a little older today. Edwin "Duke" Snider wasn't the best ballplayer of the 1950s - he wasn't even the second best centerfielder in New York - but he was good enough to drive in more runs than any other player during the dec ... More >>
Does the acquisition of Cliff Lee give the Philadelphia Phillies the best rotation in baseball history? That's a little premature, but you can certainly make a good argument. Right now, Roy Halliday, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels certainly look to rank with the 1954 Cleveland In ... More >>
So, as we close the door on the whole sordid "Joe Torre Return To The Mets" non-story, let's recap what we know. First, Torre did tell WFAN that he was "curious" about managing the Mets in 2011. Then, after the shit hit the WFAN he told reporters "I'm closing the door on managing the Mets, ... More >>
On October 3, 1951, the Giants' Bobby Thomson - who died yesterday at age 86 - did more than hit the most famous home run in baseball history. He also inspired one of baseball's most famous sayings. The Yankees had clinched the American League pennant just a couple of days before the Giant ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Brian Merlis, Brooklynpix.comThe saga of the last surviving Brooklyn ballpark wall just keeps getting murkier and murkier. The latest news: Con Ed, which since the 1920s has owned the Gowanus property that once was a series of ballparks named Washington Park, tells the Voice ... More >>
Photo courtesy of David DyteAfter all the hoohah over the last surviving remnant of the Brooklyn Dodgers' home before Ebbets Field, it turns out that the wall in question isn't actually so much a Dodgers wall after all. "I can say with absolute certainty that this wall was not part of Washing ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 15, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 48 The Dodgers: Triumph Of the Nebbish By Stan Fischler The Los Angeles Dodgers are Herbie Flam and don't even know it. Perhaps it's better that way. Herbie Flam, like the Dodgers, was born in Brook ... More >>
I don't know if I should be writing this right now. I have a hair trigger temper when it comes to baseball, and an uncensored tongue when it comes to lashing out at, well, anyone who crosses my path after a loss. It may well be the most telling litmus test of my friends. The ones who try to ... More >>
I guess this is what it's like in the 36th week of pregnancy. Irritable, irrational, and impatient. You're constantly governed by an "any minute now" state of mind. And when that moment finally does arrive, it just gets more chaotic...more emotionally and physically intense. Newborn. Rain. ... More >>
..... . . ... .... ... .. . .... . ... $%^@* ....???.. !!! "THEY BUY THEIR TEAM! BINGO! The Yankees buy their team! And, pshhhh duh, anyone would play well if they spent that much money. Payrollpayrollpayroll payroll buyspendmoney buy. Payroll." (Hell hath no fury like a Yankee-ha ... More >>
Previewing Game 3 of the ALDS, Yankees @ Twins, 7:07pm...Minnesota facing elimination... "Are the Twins on crack starting Pavano over Baker on full rest?" --Text message from White Sox buddy It's a fair question. I'm not really sure what the reasoning is behind this, but the only thing I ca ... 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 >>
(Yanks look to go 9-0 against Twins and take 2-0 lead! On 10.09.2009! More number fun! Though I may be playing it a little fast and loose with the word "fun" right now..) It doesn't get any easier from here on out.. Yeah, I don't know who I'm referring to right now--the Yankees' battle wit ... More >>
My hands have been shaking all day. And probably will continue to do so for the remainder of the postseason. I've been reduced to little more than a teething infant. And it's only Game 1. Sweet Christ.
Well, now we're sorry the Yankees didn't get Manny Ramirez this year. Along with the controversies around A-Rod's alleged steroids and sign-tipping, Joba Chamberlain's meth-dealing-charged mom, unsellable premium seats, and lousy treatment of fans, imagine them dealing with Manny's new 50-game suspe ... More >>
If you bought a Mr. Softee cone in Sunnyside or Woodside last summer, it might have been fake. A federal judge rules that Akop Papazian and the M. Pete Soft Ice Cream Corporation used the Softee logo under false pretenses. Get ready for the class-action lawsuit! How Not to Find a Jewish Wife in New ... More >>
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