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 >>
Last night, SNY broadcast the Mets All-time Team 1962-2012 from the 92nd Street Y. I love programs like this -- the video clips, the debates on old ballplayers, et al. The voting panel of the Daily News' John Harper and Mike Lupica, the Post's Mike Vaccaro, MLB.com's Marty Noble, and Mets broadcast ... More >>
You could tell that it was a special day at Yankee Stadium when the Bleacher Creatures broke from tradition and started a chant for Andy Pettitte which got most of the 41,000-plus to chime in. I don't recall the Creatures ever chanting the starting pitcher's name when they do the first inning lineup ... More >>
Lost amidst the Curtis Granderson three-homer fireworks and the media aftermath last night was the fact that Phil Hughes actually won a ball game. It didn't look pretty on paper. The Yankees won 7-6 and needed the Holy Trio - Rafael Soriano, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera - to preserve the win a ... More >>
Though it didn't make anyone's sports headlines in a week of Bobby Valentine's smart-offs and the return of Jeremy Lin, what might turn out to be the biggest sports news of all is the exciting progress (measured in the increasing velocity of that once-fearsome slider, now up to 94-95 mph) of Joba Ch ... More >>
So let's add up the score: After eight years of investigation and a total of around $120 million of taxpayer money blown - and that was the price tag in December before the start of the trial - the federal government has now scored its first and probably only victory in their war against perf ... More >>
Every few weeks, in this age of big-money, drug-riddled sports, comes a piece that is so mind-numbing irresponsible that it takes a while to know how to properly respond to it. Such a review ran in the July 26 New York Times Book Review section. The piece was a review of three books: A- ... More >>
Twitpic by tedsink. Last weekend's Siren Festival left many of us groggy, and a good thing too, as the week that followed was best seen in soft focus. President Obama and Henry Louis Gates were the comedy team of the week. Mayor Bloomberg, angry about the way mayoral school control ... More >>
It isn't so much that the use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs in the NFL gets less attention than it does in baseball -- it's more like it's invisible. On Wednesday, the Jets announced they had signed Larry Izzo, three-time Pro Bowl linebacker and special teams player for the New E ... More >>
If you walk past the newsstand today, you may have trouble differentiating between today's Post and Daily News. Both have completely different stories on page one, but the black backgrounds and giant white banner heads give both papers a touch of the tabloid generic. But while the News is touting it ... More >>
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