Spectator Sports Sector

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Yankee Stadium Prices Illustrate Two New Yorks; The Rich One at the Game, The Other, Watching at Home

    The revelations last week over beer prices in major league baseball stadiums gives us a chance to use it to illustrate what has become a central topic in this year's remarkable mayoral campaign--the city's shrinking middle class and the ever broadening economic gap between the rich and poor. This a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 13, 2013


    The Rangers take on the Islanders

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Marvin Miller: One Of The Most Important Men In Sports

    Marvin Miller, who died early yesterday of cancer at age 95, was more than what Red Barber once called him: "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history." He was, for almost four decades, one of the most important men in all of sports He was th ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 12, 2012

    Fired Up

    The Red Bulls take on Kansas City

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Five Questions To Ask About An MLS Soccer Stadium In Flushing Meadows Park

    The week before last, rumors began cropping up that Major League Soccer's long-running search for a place to put a new New York City team -- a search that had circumnavigated the boroughs from Pier 40 in the West Village to Randall's Island and Willets Point -- had settled on a site: the northeast c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Dead Boss Still Stiffing Bronx From Beyond the Grave?

    ​Poor dead George Steinbrenner doesn't even have a grave to spin in yet, and already he's being raked over the coals for his past sins. First came Jim Dwyer's recounting of The Boss's legacy of egotism and abuse in today's Times, which recalls how Steinbrenner shook hands with Ed Koch on a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Jockbeat: Why You're Just Now Hearing that Sammy Sosa Juiced in 2003

    Let's take the issues connected with the outing of Sammy Sosa's 2003 drug test results one at a time: -- First, the New York Times broke the news on June 16 with a story stating that Sosa had tested positive "according to lawyers with knowledge of the drug-testing results from that year."   ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2007

    Baseball Shoots Up

    Selig and Mitchell named cheats, but they also had another target last week

  • News

    November 27, 2007

    Hall of Shame

    Once again, one of baseball's greatest is overlooked for his place in Cooperstown

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    The Yanks Got Balls

    City Documents Show Team Billed Taxpayers for Souvenirs, Bar Tabs

  • News

    September 18, 2007

    Turf Wars

    Yanks' Replacement Park Stinks, Say Bronx Residents

  • News

    June 19, 2007

    Brickbats and Baseballs

    Hey, Mets fan, spare a few dimes?

  • News

    August 22, 2006

    Another Yankee Sweep

    How city officials snoozed while the Yanks burned public money for their new stadium

  • News

    July 18, 2006

    Yankee Lobbyists on Taxpayers' Tab

    Circling the bases: Documents reveal city paid the team's lobbyists and execs—for lobbying city and state officials

  • News

    March 7, 2006

    Two Stadiums. No Waiting.

    Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate

  • News

    June 7, 2005

    A Queens Ransom

    The Mets are in and the Jets are out, but where do the taxpayers fit in?

  • News

    May 3, 2005

    Stadium Cheating

    Wild pitch: Why does George Steinbrenner want to tear down the house that Ruth built?

  • News

    February 22, 2005

    Giving Away the Store

    A costly, developing problem for New York City that's three decades old

  • News

    February 22, 2005

    The Ice Storm

    Everyone knows who won the NHLs labor dispute. But who won last year's Stanley Cup?

  • News

    February 1, 2005

    Stadium Issue? What Issue?

    An open letter to the international Olympic committee

  • News

    April 6, 2004

    A Billion Here, A Billion There

    New York City heads for a stadium overdose. Guess who will be paying.

  • News

    August 12, 2003
  • News

    October 22, 2002

    Event Horizon

    What Would it Cost the City to Host the Olympics in 2012?

  • News

    January 1, 2002
  • News

    August 21, 2001
  • News

    July 10, 2001
  • News

    October 24, 2000

    Stadium Splurge

    Baseball-Bonkers Mayor Will Turn Series Into a Bonanza for Owners

  • News

    August 8, 2000

    The Money Pitch

    Major-League Donation Follows Mets Minor-League Deal

  • News

    April 13, 1999

    Mayor Pander

    'Single-Standard' Rudy Bows to Baseball Bigwigs and Staten Islanders

  • Books

    October 27, 1998
  • News

    October 20, 1998

    The Losers' Circle

    Tired of Watching Pols Playing Hardball