When Raul Ibanez hit his second spectacular home run Wednesday night, he told reporters, "I'm part of a team. Everything we do is a team effort." After last night's embarrassing, 13-inning, 2-1 loss to the Orioles, I'm ready to believe he was telling the truth. The rest of the Yankee batting or ... More >>
"The best season for a knuckleballer"? Is that the best that the New York press can do to describe R.A. Dickey's accomplishments so far in the 2012 season? Just look at the record so far and pretend that you didn't know he was throwing a knuckleball. At 10-1, he's tied for the league lead in wins ... More >>
At a Friars Club tribute to Bob Woodruff the other night, a panel of TV journalists was asked that very question. One replied Sandy Koufax because the famed pitcher was so inspirational and also has never talked much to press, so it would be a big "get."
Rivera deliversMariano Rivera's 1000th appearance in a Yankees uniform has triggered a slew of analytical articles examining various aspects of his greatness. Oddly enough, the most interesting ones didn't come from the mainstream New York press. One of the best was by David Pinto, formerly of Bas ... More >>
pbase.comAt one time, Lundy's was the world's largest restaurant, seating 2,800 hungry souls. Shed a tear for Brooklyn's great restaurants of the past. They once defined life in the borough, making it unnecessary to toddle to Manhattan for a lively and memorable night out, and they died as t ... More >>
Does the acquisition of Cliff Lee give the Philadelphia Phillies the best rotation in baseball history? That's a little premature, but you can certainly make a good argument. Right now, Roy Halliday, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels certainly look to rank with the 1954 Cleveland In ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 17, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 40 Making Contact With Broadway Joe by Barbara Long The masses forever fend for themselves as best they can, and, forever elitists, young writers go straight to political leaders for that love and attentio ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 22, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 49 A Newsman Views The Newest Paper By Stan Fischler After a lengthy courtship, the Journal-American, World Telegram and Sun, and Herald-Tribune finally joined their presses in journalistic marriage l ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 15, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 48 The Dodgers: Triumph Of the Nebbish By Stan Fischler The Los Angeles Dodgers are Herbie Flam and don't even know it. Perhaps it's better that way. Herbie Flam, like the Dodgers, was born in Brook ... More >>
Last week venerable conservative Norman Podhoretz wondered why Jews in America were "misguidedly loyal" to liberalism, when conservatism was so welcoming to the Chosen People. This led to endless debates and a pleasing irony: the arch-conservative Family Research Council, which also likes to ... More >>
Mets fans, the smart ones anyway, are alarmed about the swift turnaround in Johan Santana's performance. As recently as May 27 he was 7-2 with an ERA of 1.77. Since then, he's 2-5. His ERA over his last 10 starts is over 5 runs per 9 innings, just about the worst 10-game stretch of his career -- ... More >>
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