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 >>
The Melvins--immortal avant-metal overlords of cataclysmic, stadium-sized riffage, double-drum devastation and deliciously diabolical yelping--are the freakishly genius punk crushers that the late Kurt Cobain wished to high hell his band Nirvana could be. While Melvins idolizer Cobain is long gone, ... More >>
Every year, right after St. Patrick's Day, I think about the luck of Ned Irish. It's a great time of year for basketball fans, college and pro, with the NIT and NCAA tournaments beginning and the NBA in full swing. We would have had basketball without Ned Irish, but I wonder what it would look like. ... More >>
I think we can all agree - that is all of us who don't live in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area and perhaps even a few people in the Philadelphia area who watched David Wright wreck the Phillies last night with 4 RBIs--that the biggest travesty of this year's All-Star game is Pablo Sandoval over W ... 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 >>
Robert William Andrew Feller, who died yesterday of leukemia at the age of 92, was the greatest pitcher in baseball history. Well, he might have been. If not, he was damn close, and, if not, he would have been with a break or two. Feller made his major league debut in 1936 when he was 17, f ... 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 >>
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES ON SWEEPING THE AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES! Instead of a straight recap, we're doing it running-diary style. Because years from now when I'm locked up and under observation for some new breed of manic psychosis, these entries will be invaluable to ... More >>
Maybe I was just oblivious to it all the other years, but for some reason, it seemed like whenever booth announcers were short on talking points, they defaulted to the current Wild Card playoff system. Everyone had an idea on how to best construct the postseason process so as to best preserve ... More >>
We'll give it a shot, anyway. The Mayor is going to give this annual speech today at Brooklyn College. Let's begin: 1:21 p.m. Brooklyn borough president/buffoon Marty Markowitz tells a few jokes. He has "declared Brooklyn a Republic," but collegially tells Queens beep Helen Marshall that "whatever ... More >>
A never-ending tail with a twist: The Hip-Hop Cops follow their man but lose him in the end.
Hold the innocence: Remember Phil Rizzuto as he truly was
Rudy went to bat for the Yanks, and look what he scored.
José Reyes could be the greatestif he doesn't figure out just how much Mets fans want from him
Ted Williams Is Still Cold, but You're Getting Warmer.
Theres Only One Word to Describe This Phenomenon: Ichiro
Molloys Legendary Coach Curran
Examining the Legends of the World of Sports
Plots thicken as gardens head for auction block