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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
He's number one!Good news for Alex Rodriguez: he isn't the most disliked figure in sports. At least not according to Forbes.com. 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 sus ... More >>
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 >>
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 N ... More >>
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 >>
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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