Ah, the subject of Darrelle Revis again. I hate to keep coming back to this, but at the time of year when we ought to be talking about the Yankees and the Mets, the subject of what the Jets should do about Revis continues to grab headlines. Here's Mike Lupica in today's Daily News:
"The Jets shoul ... More >>
A friend writes: "Did you see Tyler Kepner's proposed reform for the HOF voting process in the NY Times today? I largely agree with him, with one big exception: he wants to keep all the voting secret. Sorry, we're not electing a president or a pope here. I say voters should not only have to make th ... More >>
"Reggie," says Joe Torre in the wake of the latest Reggie Jackson flap, "is just being Reggie."
Yes, indeed, Reggie was just being Reggie when he made his inflammatory comments in the current issue of `Sports Illustrated. And once again we are reminded that the real Reggie is a self-centered jerk. ... More >>
On October 8, 2010, the day after Andy Pettitte shut down the Minnesota Twin in the first round of the playoffs, I asked the rhetorical question, "Is Pettitte a legitimate Hall of Fame candidate?"
The argument for Pettitte now is pretty much what it was then, but let me review it quickly: He's w ... More >>
Why was there so little support for Jorge Posada as a Hall of Fame player in this week's sports press? The most common phrase was "borderline HOFer," which, as I recall, I've even used in this space over the years. But let's say it: Posada is a Hall of Famer, though perhaps he won't make it on th ... More >>
Have baseball fans suddenly been struck with an epidemic of good sense? Tuesday night the ball that rolled through Bill Buckner's legs 25 years ago in Game 6 of the World Series failed to get a single bid (bidding on eBay closed at 11:37 p.m. EST, the exact anniversary of the error). Of cours ... More >>
Strawberry!Did I miss it, or has someone written tributes to the 1986 Mets that I didn't see? October 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the first game of the great 1986 World Series, and we just passed the 25th anniversary of perhaps the greatest division series ever, the one with the Houston Astros ... More >>
Carlos BeltranIt's a shame that Carlos Beltran couldn't have delivered something more fitting than a soft fly ball to left in his final at-bat as a Met. But the fans at Citi Field yesterday didn't seem to care. In fact, the twin chants of "Car-los Bel-tran" and "Fare-well, Carlos" wafted through ... More >>
Every few years, like a bad idea whose time has come, the argument for Roger Maris and the Hall of Fame springs up again. There have been several lately, no doubt spurred by the 50th anniversary of the Maris-Mantle home run chase in 1961 when both Yankee sluggers went after Babe Ruth's single ... 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 >>
While we wait for this Sunday's showdown between the Steelers and the Packers, we're feeling nostalgic for the big games of our past.
We've been spoiled lately with some pretty exciting Super Bowls. But we remember a time not so long ago when the ultimate championship tended to be something ... 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 >>
Clearly there's a push to sweep George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin (and possibly Ron Guidry) into the Hall of Fame in one package.
We'll deal with Guidry later. In fact, we'll deal with the case for Steinbrenner later.
Right now, we'll say about Martin that he was a mediocre player - 102 ... More >>
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 >>