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The Boss and the Voice of God

Posted July 13, 2010 | 16:54:13 (EST)

One was the Boss. The other was the Voice of God. Although the former occasionally considered himself the latter, the latter never, ever considered himself the former. In the past week baseball and the Yankees lost two icons, George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard. On what has been a Gumpian journey...

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Be Careful What You Wish for

Posted February 6, 2010 | 20:44:57 (EST)

David Sills, a 13-year-old boy, who is in the 7th grade, said the other day, "It has always been my dream to go to USC." Always? Since when, like when he was 12? Sills, who is growing up -- can't yet say 'grew up' -- in Sills, Delaware (what, no...

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Ari-vederci

Posted January 18, 2010 | 03:10:20 (EST)

If you happen to be in trouble and have an unpopular case, cause, position, validation, vindication, redemption or resurrection to sell, I'm not entirely sure Ari Fleischer is your guy. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, doesn't appear to be one of Ari Flesicher's strongest suits....

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Big Mac and the Whopper

Posted January 12, 2010 | 01:23:52 (EST)

Mark McGwire is a good and decent man. The man I came to know in the 90s is every bit as shy as he is physically imposing. He worked and played on an enormous stage, from which even in his self-imposed exile, he was never fully able to escape. The...

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The Ugly. The Bad. The Good. The Vinko Bogataj Decade.

Posted December 25, 2009 | 03:47:23 (EST)

So how are you liking our new millennium so far, kids? Me, I'm thinking Vinko Bogatoj. Vinko was the Slovenian ski-jumper from a distant decade (1970 to be precise), who took that horrific fall at some World Championship and became the painful embodiment of the agony of defeat. It was...

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Crashing the Party and the Escalade

Posted December 1, 2009 | 11:34:59 (EST)

I wish that for just one time I could stand inside my shoes, you'd know what a drag it is to see you."--Bob Dylan

I'm dumbstruck and saddened that while President Obama is committing tens of thousands of American men and women into some cesspool a half-a-world away,...

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Saturday Night's Alright for Fightin'

Posted November 23, 2009 | 04:27:40 (EST)

Boxing is back (!), they proclaimed breathlessly and wrote relentlessly after last Saturday night's near perfect performance by Manny Pacquiao, who turned Miguel Cotto's face into a swollen, mushy crimson tide, in 11-2/3rds of mostly one-sided rounds. Pacquiao is a brilliant, lethal mixture of speed, power, resilience, timing and boxing...

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