A Queens man who's been part of the New York Mets organization for more than 30 years is officially banned from the team's ballpark for life after pleading guilty to stealing more than $2 million worth of Mets memorabilia from the franchise.Additionally, former Mets clubhouse manager Charles Samuels ... More >>
And you thought losing Jose Reyes was bad. A short time ago, U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that Mets principal owners Fred Wilpon, the Wilpon family, and their businesses and charities must pay at least $83.3 million to the trustee -- that's Irving Picard, in case you haven't been ... More >>
If the Mets' handling of Luis Castillo is an indication of things to come, the so-called rebuilding of the team is going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors and scapegoats. Make no mistake, that's largely what Sandy Alderson has done by releasing the man who's been the team's second baseman for ... More >>
A soldier stationed at Fort Drum, New York has been charged with stabbing two fellow servicemembers to death at an apartment complex near the Fort. The two men, Waide James (20) and Diego Valbuena (23), from Port St. Lucie and Port St. John in Florida, were found yesterday morning with multip ... More >>
As Mets fans, we expressed confusion that that Knicks fans at the Garden, and even Spike Lee, would cheer Kobe Bryant of the Lakers throughout Monday's game against their own team. Former Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller, who was frequently abused by the same fair-weather fans, goes further: "I wa ... More >>
The Knicks (21-26) began "Dream Week" with a 126-117 loss to the Lakers. It doesn't look too bad until you realize Kobe Bryant scored almost half Los Angeles' points. His 61-point performance, a new Garden record (supplanting Bernard King's 60 points in a 1984 game) was celebrated by the fans at MSG ... More >>
USA Today says NBC is still trying to get ads for the Super Bowl. It's a little late in the game for them to be making deals and, in what is seen as a sign of NBC's desperation, this year's Bowl will include a direct-response spot for Cash4Gold, the company you may have seen while flipping through t ... More >>
You might expect us, as board-certified curmudgeons, to note the end of 2008 with bleak visions of a hellish new year. But our colleague Ward Harkavy has already posted the mother of all New Year's bummers ("Drop a ball on Times Square! Drop a bomb on Gaza!"), so we turn instead to such glimmers of ... More >>
We thank Press Clips for alerting us to the firing of Jets head coach Eric Mangini. Local sports reporters were outraged by the team's "Mets-like" late-season collapse from 8-3 to 9-7, and by yesterday's loss to the Dolphins, whose QB Chad Pennington used to play for the Jets, and who, unlike the Je ... More >>
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