Updated Monday night to include response from Pujols's lawyer. Earlier this month, slugger Albert Pujols sued former New York Yankee (and St. Louis Cardinal and San Francisco Giant) Jack Clark for defamation. Now, through his attorney, Clark has responded by challenging Pujols to a duel. Clark's w ... More >>
Every week, the Brooklyn Historical Society sends round a historic photo of Brooklyn. This weeks it's a shot from Ruby's Bar in Coney Island, taken during the 1985 World Series, a nail biter in which the Kansas City Royals edged out the St. Louis Cardinals four games to three. Ruby's has been a favo ... More >>
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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Whenever I read something about football that sounds like it was written in a barroom by someone as sloshed as Rance Preibus at the RNC, it invariable comes from ColdHardFootballFacts.com. The latest beer-soaked rant comes from Kerry J. Byrne on August 26: "There is this mythology in certain circle ... More >>
The emotional anthropology behind the band's return
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 >>
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 >>
Jan. 28, 2011 Clip - New Rule: Irritable Bowl Syndrome If we are to believe a new poll conducted by the market research and consulting firm Penn Schoen Berland, Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers will be the most important day in American history & ... More >>
Twins cap not pictured, for onceThe MLB Playoffs begin today, kicking off an annual tradition for many sports-minded New Yorkers: rooting against the Yankees. Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has added motivation this year, given that his beloved Minnesota Twins once again drew the Yanks in th ... More >>
Photo by Neil deMauseFollowing the Mets' improbable come-from-way-behind win over the Marlins yesterday, the Shea Stadium Citi Field scoreboard blared the slogan "We Believe in Home Field Advantage," along with the news that the Amazin's now boast a sparkling 22-9 record in Flushing.
New York Mets host the Chicago Cubs
The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912 By Mike Vaccaro Doubleday, 290 pages, $26.95 Game Six -- Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime By Mark Frost Hyperion ... More >>
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