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 >>
I wonder what kind of reaction Carlos Beltran will get when he comes to bat tonight at Citifield? Will fans respond to him as if he was, perhaps, the best all-around player the Mets had over 7 seasons?
I can't blame Mets fans if they don't remember it that way. I didn't even remember Beltran mysel ... More >>
The Texas Rangers are probably the best team in baseball, and that is, in large part, because they are also the smartest. Nolan Ryan took a gamble today, and it's the best kind of gamble: one that doesn't cost a lot of money and one with a good probability of delivering some dividends.
Roy Oswalt i ... More >>
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 last night to win their 11th World Series. After letting up 2 runs in the first, the Cardinals scored 6 unanswered to take the series. They were down 2-3 in the Fall Classic after losing game 5 to the Rangers. David Freese was the World Serie ... More >>
EU leaders are in Brussels today for a crisis meeting on how to resolve the Euro's financial woes. Germany is resisting calls to increase the bailout fund and cut Greece's debt. Bloomberg reports "measures on the table include writedowns of as much as 50 percent on Greek debt, 100 billion eur ... More >>
Bing Crosby didn't know it, but when he took off for Paris on October 12, 1960, he left us all with a wonderful Christmas present. Bing was part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and fearful that his National League champions were no match for the Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris-Whitey Ford Yankees. ... More >>
Some guys, when you hear about their death, it makes you feel a little bit older. That's how I felt when I heard that Ron Santo -- one of my first baseball cards -- had died last night in Arizona at age 70. He had a rough life, battling diabetes and eventually losing the lower part of his rig ... More >>
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October 2, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 51
Young-at-Heart Mets Wait Till This Year!
by Michael C.D. Macdonald
The first game ever played at Shea Stadium had proved to be my last visit with the Mets. Feeling apart from the "new breed" of mid-sub ... More >>
Pride Week's a fun time to rightblogger-watch, because rightbloggers just don't know what to do about the gays.
They must know straight America is losing its antipathy toward gay people -- Hell, even TGI Fridays is down with Pride. And some insist that the gay-hating stuff is behind them, too.
Bu ... 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 >>
Some thoughts on last night's American Idol results show:
-- So Casey James is now back in the welcoming arms of total and complete obscurity. Nice one, America! High fives all around! I was vaguely terrified that Casey would somehow sneak his way into the top two, but no, no coup for medioc ... More >>
MSG Network continues to waste our time with "The Lineup." So far, there haven't been any picks by the five-man panel (Sparkly Lyle, Gary Carter, Will Leitch, and Steve Hirdt along with host Fran Healy) that couldn't have been phoned in: Yogi Berra as the best catcher in New York baseball hi ... More >>