NL West

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    October 4, 2013

    5 Spots for Great Tacos on National Taco Day

    In case you missed it, LA and its surroundings got their undies in a bunch this week after the New York Times published a Hungry City column declaring that NYC could go "mano a mano" with the City of Angels when it comes to tacos.

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    September 10, 2013

    Let Us Now Harshly Mock the At-Bat Music of the Yankees and Mets

    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 >>

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    October 31, 2012
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    August 15, 2012

    Melky Cabrera Juiced! Say It Ain't So!

    All season long, Yankee fans have been tearing their hair out watching two former pinstripers, Melky Cabrera and A.J. Burnett, outperforming their Yankee selves by a wide margin. Since the Yankees have a tendency to bring nearly all ex-bombers back for another try (a practice they may have abused in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Trade Deadline Comes And Goes. Yanks Do Nada

    Remember just a few years ago when everyone thought it was so unfair that the Yankees had the money and resources to make all the big deals just before the trade deadline? The haves picking the pockets of the have-nots, and all that. Well, it sure does look as if the Yankees are no longer one of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Pablo Sandoval Over David Wright In All-Star Game? It's All Your Fault, New York

    I think we can all agree - that is all of us who don't live in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area and perhaps even a few people in the Philadelphia area who watched David Wright wreck the Phillies last night with 4 RBIs--that the biggest travesty of this year's All-Star game is Pablo Sandoval over W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Johan No-Shows Letterman

    Mets fans are still basking in the afterglow of Johan Santana's no-hitter, among them Jon Stewart, who began Monday night's Daily Show with camera phone videos of him and his family celebrating in the stands at Citifield (see video embedded below). About 45 minutes later David Letterman celeb ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 26, 2011
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    March 16, 2011

    Derek Jeter The Best NY Athlete of All Time? Really?

    ​In 1975, a survey representing America's biggest rock and roll stations asked several thousand listeners to name the greatest rock and roll record of all time. The Beatles, you might guess? Stones? Beach Boys? Stevie Wonder? Maybe Elvis? Or The Supremes? None of the above. According to those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Duke Snider, 1926-2011

    ​If you have ties to Brooklyn and follow baseball, you probably feel a little older today. Edwin "Duke" Snider wasn't the best ballplayer of the 1950s - he wasn't even the second best centerfielder in New York - but he was good enough to drive in more runs than any other player during the dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    The 10 Best Rightblogger Rants of 2010: Obama vs. Jesus, The Sperm Donor Menace, And More!

    What a horrible year it's been. There's been something to annoy everyone, and everyone took full advantage: The health care bill, the Tea Party, the BP spill, the Ground Zero Mosque, the Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart rallies, the Republican Comeback, the enhanced TSA patdowns, WikiLeaks -- and every bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    With Cliff Lee, Will the Phillies Rotation Be the Best Ever?

    ​Does the acquisition of Cliff Lee give the Philadelphia Phillies the best rotation in baseball history? That's a little premature, but you can certainly make a good argument. Right now, Roy Halliday, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels certainly look to rank with the 1954 Cleveland In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Joe Torre And His Big Mouth

    ​So, as we close the door on the whole sordid "Joe Torre Return To The Mets" non-story, let's recap what we know. First, Torre did tell WFAN that he was "curious" about managing the Mets in 2011. Then, after the shit hit the WFAN he told reporters "I'm closing the door on managing the Mets, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Jets and Giants: Forget that First Week!

    ​What a difference a week makes. When the Jets-Ravens game was over last Monday night, the cry was that Rex Ryan was just another guy with a big mouth who had let his team get distracted by the lure of reality TV while Giants coach Tom Coughlin was the quiet, confident leader content with the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 1, 2010


    Don’t even think about driving to the Giants game

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    August 18, 2010

    Bobby Thompson's Famous Homer and Yogi's Famous Saying

    ​On October 3, 1951, the Giants' Bobby Thomson - who died yesterday at age 86 - did more than hit the most famous home run in baseball history. He also inspired one of baseball's most famous sayings. The Yankees had clinched the American League pennant just a couple of days before the Giant ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 13, 2010
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    May 4, 2010

    Arizona Boycott!


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    April 28, 2010

    New Yorkers Plot Invasion of Arizona, Plus Boycotts. All Talk at This Point.

    No, it's not yet like the state v. state fight in 2001, when the Yankees played the Diamondbacks in the World Series. But now that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed her state's draconian Senate Bill 1070 into law, a number of New York immigration activists and politicians are angry enough to cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Keith Hernandez, Idiot

    ​In the late innings of last night's Mets win over the Cubs, Keith Hernandez, the former all-world first baseman whose baseball commentary has earned him Emmys, once again exposed his dinosaur politics. A shot of the Empire State building, lit up in green, suddenly appeared on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • NYC Life

    January 25, 2005

    A League of Their Own

    New York baseball clubs' spate of superstar signings is all about the best offer on the table

  • Books

    June 22, 2004

    Hot Type

    VLS Beach Reads: Detectives, drugs, denim, and an unusually high number of birds

  • Dining

    December 30, 2003


    A damp beef sandwich stirs controversy in downtown L.A.

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    February 11, 2003
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    October 29, 2002
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    September 17, 2002
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    September 10, 2002
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    April 30, 2002
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    March 19, 2002

    The Stat-Head Revolution

    Geeks Infiltrate Baseball's Front Offices; Conventional Wisdom Flees

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    December 25, 2001

    Follow the Money

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

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    December 11, 2001
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    December 4, 2001
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    June 26, 2001
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    June 19, 2001

    2 STDMS, OCEAN VU, $110M

    Minor-League Ball Comes to Coney and Staten Islands

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    April 24, 2001
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    January 2, 2001
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    October 31, 2000
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    August 22, 2000
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    July 25, 2000
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    April 11, 2000
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    March 7, 2000

    Punch Like a Man

    Big-Time Sports’ Domestic Violence Problem

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    January 11, 2000
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    October 5, 1999
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    May 25, 1999

    Men's Wear Daily

    Style on the Diamond Is Ever Changing

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    April 13, 1999

    Baseball's New Pitch

    The National Pastime Finally Reaches Out To Its International Fan Base

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    January 5, 1999

    Winners Take All

    The Seventh Annual Village Voice Sportswriters Poll

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    October 27, 1998
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    October 20, 1998

    Ball Bearings

    World Theories Preview

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