In February 2009, Alex Rodriguez went on television and asked for forgiveness. Two days before, he'd been revealed as a user of performing enhancing drugs. So he sat down for an interview with Peter Gammons to tell America that those tainted days were behind him. "I was young. I was stupid. I was ... 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 >>
The Voice just returned from a trip to Las Vegas. While we enjoyed the UNITY 2012 and NLGJA conferences, we were disturbed by the "city" itself. Here are 37 reasons why we hated it, presented in no particular order, except that No. 37 is the most insidious. 1. The architecture of confusion reigns s ... More >>
Derek Jeter is my favorite player -- that is, my family's favorite player. I have played the 3,000th-hit homer over and over. It is my favorite baseball moment of the new century, with the possible exception of Johnny Damon's race to third base in the World Series against the Phillies. Now, ... More >>
Robert William Andrew Feller, who died yesterday of leukemia at the age of 92, was the greatest pitcher in baseball history. Well, he might have been. If not, he was damn close, and, if not, he would have been with a break or two. Feller made his major league debut in 1936 when he was 17, f ... More >>
Well, looks like I'm gonna have to tell the wife and our nine adopted children with various disabilities that less impair them than they do make them unbearably cute in a Finding Nemo-esque fashion that my first raise won't be coming in quite on schedule this time. Your forthcoming hypo-aller ... 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 >>
Back on February 25, Philadelphia's City Paper declared war on our National League team in an article entitled "An Incomplete List of Reasons Mets Fans are Douchebags." (Grudgingly, we admit to our favorite, "All Mets fans break out their Yankees caps in October.") In their August 6-13 issue ... More >>
John Sayles has written and directed sixteen films and been nominated twice for the Academy Award for screenwriting, yet the filmmaker lists some surprising influences. “I never thought about being a writer. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be,” Sayles says over fried oysters and countless ... More >>
The Mexican gets a sexy question, and Dan Savage lends a helping hand
The Hall of Fame's mountains of memorabilia might not be enough to salvage the sport's tarnished legacy
The Red Sox finally win it. But who's to say another drought isn't just beginning?
Was There a Rose Agreement? Dont Bet Against It.
Why Won't the Mayor Let Us Get Close to Him?
Hey, Wells, Reading Is Fundamental
New-School Baseball Stats From A to Z
Need Relief? Summon the Pen.
Remembering a Poet
A Modest Proposal for the Great Game
Chuck Knoblauch's Bronx Backslide
Strawberry and Other Star Athletes Who've Suffered Self-Inflicted Tragedy
The '98 Yankees' Place in the Pantheon