No sooner did the World Series end than Alex Rodriguez became the answer to the question "Why did it take the Rangers so long to win the pennant?" On Monday, Tyler Kepner of the New York Times speculated about the possibility of the Yankees obtaining Cliff Lee: "Lee could enjoy the Yankees, ... More >>
Holocaust victim?According to the reliable Richard Sandomir and Michael S. Schmidt in the Times, Tim McCarver is backtracking from trying to associate the Steinbrenners with Hitler and Stalin for their treatment of Joe Torre -- but he's not backing off too far.
Proving the old line that the best way to find real news in the Times is to read the stories end-to-beginning, the Paper of Record offers up a classic buried lede in its article today about the upcoming renovations to Madison Square Garden. Round about the sixth paragraph, sportswriter Richar ... More >>
Did Sonia Sotomayor save baseball or didn't she? All week long the press has been heatedly debating the extent to which President Obama's Supreme Court nominee impacted the national pastime with her 1995 decision. First, a brief summary of what it was that Sotomayor did. In 1994, with th ... More >>
Give the Yanks credit for trying: It may not have pushed A-Roid off the front pages, but Ticketgate is certainly starting to give him a run for his money. More tales of fan woe keep emerging, with the Times' Richard Sandomir dumping out a bucketload of sob stories on Saturday. Team COO Lonn Trost' ... More >>
Jimmy Breslin is pleased with Michael Rispoli's portrayal of him in "The Bronx is Burning," so much so that he green-lighted the actor to do an off-Broadway play about his life and the newspaper business. But just don't think the legendary columnist is happy. "He’s uncanny," said Breslin in a ph ... More >>