Manny Ramirez

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    August 19, 2012

    Joe Biden Talks About Chains; Rightbloggers Hardest Hit

    Vice President Joe Biden said in a speech last week that the GOP's calls to "unchain Wall Street" really mean "they gonna put y'all back in chains." Having just launched their own Vice-Presidential candidate to less than earth-shaking effect, rightbloggers flipped out over Biden's remarks, expressi ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Derek Jeter: What Are the Yankees Going to Do With Him?

    ​Derek Jeter is my favorite player -- that is, my family's favorite player. I have played the 3,000th-hit homer over and over. It is my favorite baseball moment of the new century, with the possible exception of Johnny Damon's race to third base in the World Series against the Phillies. Now, ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Manny Ramirez: No Chance for the Hall of Fame?

    ​If it hadn't happened while Barry Bonds was on trial, Manny Ramirez might have made the Hall of Fame. As you've heard by now, Manny's career is over. Late last week Major League Baseball released a statement confirming what many had been whispering about: Ramirez was in some violation of bas ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Alex Rodriguez and 600 -- Is He Finally a Yankee Now?

    Thanks, A-Rod. Thanks for dumping a cold, wet corpse on the doorstep of New York baseball. That seems to be the local sports media's reaction to Alex Rodriguez's 600th major league home run, which put him 7th on the all-time home run list. Not the fans' reaction -- they've turned out in droves and, ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    A-Rod Falling Fast on Most-Disliked Sports Figure List

    He's number one!​Good news for Alex Rodriguez: he isn't the most disliked figure in sports. At least not according to In a recent survey conducted by E-Poll Market Research for Forbes, of 1100 people active in professional sports as players, coaches, managers, broadcasters, and age ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Jockbeat: Judge says Feds Improperly Obtained Steroid Data, Just As We've Been Saying All Along

    ​   Though it was related to page 70 in this morning's Daily News, Wednesday's decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is going to have a huge impact on future reporting of performance enhancing drugs.   Essentially the 9-2 vote means that the federal agents who sei ... More >>

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    August 2, 2009

    Jockbeat: Lupica's Precious Sox Juicing? He Blames the Union, Naturally

    ​Since Selena Roberts's February 7 Sports Illustrated story broke the news that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, we've maintained that there's no mystery as to how and why these names are being revealed:  the federal agents who seized the 2003 test samples and the results ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    No, Yanks, This Doesn't Mean You Get a Do-Over

    ​Lawyers have leaked that Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, stars of the Red Sox teams that won the World Series in 2004 and 2007, tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, the first year Major League Baseball tested for steroids. Other previously-revealed members of that class of ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Jockbeat: Why is Jerry Crowe Such an Asshole?

    First off, anything written about St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman Albert Pujols should begin with a sentence along the lines of "He's the greatest player in the game today, and the best player so far in the 20th century. And, probably, one of the 20 greatest players of all time." He didn't do ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    That's Just Manny Being Suspended: Ramirez Out 50 Games for Juicing

    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 >>

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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 >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Quick Hits

    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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    February 5, 2009

    Fossils still bite: Bernie Madoff and prehistoric snakes

    Good for the New York Times! Always trying to take a broad view (even when one doesn't exist, as Jack Shafer often points out), the paper weighs in on how the plight of Bernie Madoff's white-haired victims gives us valuable insights about the global meltdown with this morning's "Fossils of Larges ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    NBC, Struggling for Super Bowl Ads, Takes Cash4Gold Spot

    USA Today says NBC is still trying to get ads for the Super Bowl. It's a little late in the game for them to be making deals and, in what is seen as a sign of NBC's desperation, this year's Bowl will include a direct-response spot for Cash4Gold, the company you may have seen while flipping through t ... 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 >>

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    August 1, 2008
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    January 8, 2008

    The Chemistry of Squash

    What a racket—giving urban kids a shot a premier prep schools

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    August 22, 2006

    Atlas Slugged

    Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever. And the whole world is on his back?

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    January 19, 2006

    Mets to Pay Nearly Nothing for New Stadium

    Last Wednesday's endorsement of the Yanks and Mets stadium deals by the board of the Empire State Development Corporation wasn't really news: As a wholly owned subsidiary of Governor Pataki's office, the ESDC is a lock to back anything coming out of Albany. Nor was it exactly a shocker when the ESDC ... More >>

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    The Era of the Darn Good

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    March 25, 2003

    Men in Uniform

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    December 25, 2001

    Follow the Money

    You’ve Got Baseball Questions. We’ve Got Answers.

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    February 23, 1999

    Rocket Science

    The FAQs about the Yankees' big deal

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    December 8, 1998

    Winterball Heats Up

    Grading baseball's off-season moves