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 >>
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, ESPN reports. Braun, who was last season's National League MVP, reportedly failed a test adminstered during the playoffs. "It's B.S.," the 28-year-old told USA Today. A spokesman for Braun released a ... More >>
A total of 74 people were arrested yesterday as Occupy Wall Street protesters marched from Zuccotti Park to Times Square. 24 people were arrested and charged with criminal trespass at a LaGuardia Pl. Citibank. Witnesses and protesters say some of those arrested were trying to close their acco ... More >>
Judging from the enthusiasm being displayed on the radio call-in shows, Mets fans may be putting a little too much stock in Jose Reyes' resounding statement on Friday that he's not going to go with Scott Boras as his agent in upcoming contract negotiations. That is, if they are assuming t ... More >>
Talk about snatching victory from the jaws of defeat: This week, Mets owner/accused Bernie Madoff unindicted co-conspirator Fred Wilpon 1) was the subject of a New Yorker profile in which he dissed his three best players, then had to apologize via clubhouse speakerphone, 2) was the subject of ... More >>
A robot built by two UPenn students will throw out the first pitch at today's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers. Named "PhillieBot," the machine is constructed from a Segway, an extra wheel, and a robotic arm with a pneumatic cylinder. No one had the heart to tell i ... More >>
"Cy Young Award To Be Renamed After Stephen Strasburg," writes Frank Coffey on eTrueSports.com. Not quite yet. The Washington Nationals' Steve Strasburg's major league debut last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates was pretty darned good, but by one measure it wasn't even one of the 10 best debuts ... More >>
"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 >>
"This is not meant to disparage Brian Bruney, Chad Gaudin, and Sergio Mitre," writes George A. King III in today's New York Post. "But who would have thought Joba Chamberlain would be in a fight with those names to be included on the Yankees ALDS roster?" Who indeed? But why, at this point ... More >>
Let's start with the obvious -- or at least what should be obvious: the new Yankee Stadium is not helping the Yankees. While the Yanks lead MLB in home runs at home with 79 and are on track to be one of the greatest home run hitting teams of all time, they're actually hitting better on the roa ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg, whose Administration has made education a priority, has bragged on rising test scores, greater matriculation into CUNY schools, and especially the shrinking achievement gap between minority students and white students. But what about the achievement gap between physically fit and phy ... More >>
As the Mets prepare for what looks like a rough seven game road trip -- starting tonight with the first of three games against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers and ending with three against the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies over the Fourth of July weekend -- it's time to face up to s ... More >>
Recession desperation produces a quaint throwback
Knowing that our friend, Morning Joe's Willie Geist--"The Oracle of MSNBC"--is a big sports fan, we thought we'd check in with him about the NCAA's Final Four. Willie has fielded some questions from us before, so we're pleased he had time--between Indian-wrestling matches with co-host Mike Barnicle- ... More >>
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