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Los Angeles Dodgers

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    May 6, 2013

    The Nets Fizzle and Disappoint -- Who's to Blame?

    Anyone can lose a basketball game, but when you lose one like the Nets lost Saturday night -- the 7th game of a playoff series at home to a team playing without key players -- there has to be consequences. All year long the Nets had been battling the Knicks for media attention and fan adulation, an ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Jason Collins is Warmly Accepted by the NBA; Time for Other Pro Sports Commissioners to Step Up

    Well, it happened even faster than we expected. This, from the upcoming cover story in Sports Illustrated, a personal essay by NBA center Jason Collins: "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay." See more: The Jackie Robinson of Gay Rights" "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    The Jackie Robinson of Gay Rights

    In one of the more light-hearted moments in 42, a nearly-naked Ralph Branca (played by Hamish Linklater) confronts an equally near-naked Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) on the question on why he doesn't shower with the rest of the team. After a minute or so of hemming and hawing, Branca blurts ou ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Remembering Stan Musial

    It's a truism that American men are first conscious of their own mortality when their fathers die, but I would argue that such consciousness is a process for the average American male that usually begins earlier, the men pictured on his baseball cards start dying. When I was a kid in 1963, Stan Mus ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Melky Cabrera Juiced! Say It Ain't So!

    All season long, Yankee fans have been tearing their hair out watching two former pinstripers, Melky Cabrera and A.J. Burnett, outperforming their Yankee selves by a wide margin. Since the Yankees have a tendency to bring nearly all ex-bombers back for another try (a practice they may have abused in ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012
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    April 13, 2012

    Kuroda Wows In Yanks' Home Opener

    Any Yankees victory over the Los Angeles Angels is sweet, but this afternoon's 5-0 win was particularly sweet. No sooner did Albert Pujols say, in effect, that Opening Day at Yankee Stadium was "no big deal," Hiroki Kuroda went out and made a big deal out of it: 8 innings, 5 hits, 6 Ks, ZERO runs. ... More >>

  • Film

    December 21, 2011

    The Year in Film: Team Margaret

    The best movie of the year (that you haven't been able to see). And 9 more picks.

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    October 20, 2010
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    October 20, 2010
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    July 22, 2010

    Tim McCarver, Joe Torre, and the Hyperbole of Hindsight

    Holocaust victim?​According to the reliable Richard Sandomir and Michael S. Schmidt in the Times, Tim McCarver is backtracking from trying to associate the Steinbrenners with Hitler and Stalin for their treatment of Joe Torre -- but he's not backing off too far.

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    March 31, 2010

    Where's the Suspense in Picking New York's All-Time Baseball Lineup?

    ​We just watched the second episode of MSG's The Lineup, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and repeats throughout the week, and aside from the fun of watching clips of old ballplayers, we're kind of wondering what the point is. The Lineup's panel -- former players Gary Carter and Sparky Lyle ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Clip Job: A Messy Birth for the World-Journal-Tribune

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 22, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 49 A Newsman Views The Newest Paper By Stan Fischler After a lengthy courtship, the Journal-American, World Telegram and Sun, and Herald-Tribune finally joined their presses in journalistic marriage l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Blowout win puts Yankees on the brink...!

    ​I think I might have been just as happy with the score as I was with the fact that the Yankees won last night. I don't know if my heart could have handled another extra innings monument to high anxiety. A pitchers' duel would have sent me into seizure fits. (Of course, an Angels' hit parade ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Umpires Tainting Yankees' Success

    ​At least third base umpire Tim McClellan had a perfectly valid excuse for his supreme idiocy last night: As far as the two calls that I had at third base. The first one with Swisher leaving too soon. In my heart I thought he left too soon. On the play with Cano and Posada, I thought Cano was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Short on Rest, Big on Game: Series Lies on CC's Shoulders

    ​"Look at it this way, if the Yankees swept the Angels, we'd have A WHOLE WEEK without baseball. Is that what you want?" Well...no. Last night's loss sent me into fits, and the argument could very easily be made that I was overreacting and oooh, look how spoiled Yankee fans are, it's one los ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Andy Pettitte's Pulchritude...and a look at Game 3 of the ALCS

    ​When you live by yourself, you can go hours without speaking. You don't realize it, but then sometimes you wake up on a Sunday after a baseball game and call your parents at noon only to discover you lost your voice. Actually, "lost" isn't the right word. I know exactly where I left it...so ... More >>

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    October 17, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: My First Playoff Game in "Greatness's New Home" (Game 2 Preview)

    ​I used to tried to hit up a Yankee game at least once or twice a week. This year? I think I can count on 2 hands the number of games I've gone to. (And this is absolutely not a "Ticket prices! Economy! Unfair!" rant, so much as it's a "my gainful employment admittedly takes precedence over th ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: New York Water Torture

    ​"Go to CNN.com. This is why I never liked kites." --My sister explaining her fear of being carried off into the open skies "I have done no work today bc I've been on weather.com since 10 this morning. Think my boss is just happy it's not youtube." --My buddy explaining his fear of a 3-man ro ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: When Will Baseball Stop Using History as Performance Barometer?

    ​After slicing through the Red Sox like they were a middle school softball team, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the greater state of California as part of the United States, Eastern Hemisphere of Earth within the Milky Way, will face the Bronx Bombers in the first game of the ALCS this F ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: The Clock Winds Down, Fans Wound Up

    ​"The anticipation must be killin you." --Text message, 7:32 pm "46 hours, 41 min til 1st pitch. But who's counting?" --Text message, 9:17pm "I'm trying to get people to start calling me Fung Wah." --I'm not going to dignify this with a timestamp, but it bears mentioning since this is the ty ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: Who's the Real 'Mr. October'?

    ​There's a perception that Alex Rodriguez has finally "turned around" his postseason hitting with three good games. But he's still not in the same league as Reggie Jackson as a postseason hitter, the radio call-in shows keep reminding us. If that's your perception, then look at the following ... More >>

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    October 11, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: PAP SMEAR

    ​Karma's a cruel mistress. A bitch, even. There is something to be said for honoring the Code of War. Hnoor among thieves, etc. As much as I wanted to, I refrained from texting asinine comments to my Sox fan buddies. I doubt they would show me the same courtesy. Actually, I know they wouldn' ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: ONE DOWN...Yankees' quest for 27 begins with 2-7 win

    ​So about 5 hours ago, I lamented that my hands have been shaking all day. And they still are. But for different reasons now. The Yanks are down 2-0 in the bottom of the 3rd, and that was around the time my manic desperation started to manifest itself full throttle. It's a crazy frenzy that ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Jockbeat: Will the Mets have the best bats in baseball this year?

    As usual, the New York Mets ignored my advice and didn't sign Manny Ramirez. They could have done it, you know. If the Dodgers talked him into a two-year deal, the Mets could have done it, too. I know a lot of you disagree with me, but my point is this: with Manny in the batting order, the Mets woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Live-Blogging Jimmy Breslin at KGB Radio Hour

    Jimmy Breslin just told a woman who offered him a lap dance to "jump out the window -- I want to see her guts flattened." And he meant it. He wasn't happy that he'd been interrupted during a long recitation from his next book, a work-in-progress about Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers exec who hi ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Jockbeat: Where's the Met Interest in Manny?

    Where are the stories in the local press urging the New York Mets to grab Manny Ramirez?  So far Filip Bondy in the Jan 24 Daily News is the only one to jump on the story in a big way. The head and subhead say it all:  "A Manny Deal Is A No-Brainer - Minaya and Wilpons Must Put their Think ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2007

    A-Rod U-Turn?

    Torre's gone, but the slugger may return

  • Books

    April 12, 2005

    Escape From New York

    When Gotham bottomed out: A serial killer, widespread arson, and the seeds of reinvention

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    October 28, 2003
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    September 23, 2003

    Kill the Empire!

    Yankee Bashing Catches On Even With the Local Hacks

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    June 10, 2003

    Horror Show

    A Monster Season From Our Unlovable Losers

  • NYC Life

    June 10, 2003
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    April 22, 2003

    Rocks in the Shape of Billy Martin

    The First Days of Baseball on the Eternal Diamond

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    December 24, 2002
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    December 17, 2002
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    May 14, 2002
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    January 15, 2002

    Pulitzer Fever

    The Prize Season Is Upon Us

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    April 24, 2001
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    April 11, 2000
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    April 11, 2000

    Age of Empire

    The Reopening of a Brooklyn Roller-Skating Mecca

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    December 28, 1999
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    October 26, 1999

    On Thin Ice

    The NHL's Future Just Might Fall Through

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    September 21, 1999

    Oh What a Relief It Is

    The Cast of Misfits in the Mets Bullpen

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    August 3, 1999
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    June 15, 1999

    Rookie Mystiques

    Staten Island Gets Immersed In The Yankee Way

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    April 6, 1999
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    July 7, 1998

    Cast Party

    Fishing in Prospect Park Lake

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