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Thanks, George

(2) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 12:06 PM

The flags in the house that George built will fly at half-mast. The patriarch of the largest sports franchise in the world has passed. George Michael Steinbrenner was a simple man who saved a giant in the Yankees and changed the world of sports. Through it all, he was questioned,...

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Remember the Name Bob Sheppard

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 5:31 PM

The house that Babe Ruth built on the corner of 161st and River Avenue in the Bronx, now lays in a muddy-fenced mess. Amidst mangled wire and metal, history has moved across the street. That building for so long had been a part of folk lore in the baseball world...

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Why We Love Baseball

(4) Comments | Posted April 3, 2010 | 5:45 PM

Season's come and go. We brave cold weather in the Winter, we marvel at the color change in foliage during the Fall, we embrace the first days of Spring. When Summer comes we rejoice with jubilation every "Lazy Afternoon" (to quote the Legendary Roots Crew). Those muggy, sweaty months are...

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Christmas Comes Early for Yankees

(9) Comments | Posted December 23, 2009 | 3:10 PM

I was once taught by my mother and father that the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade ends with Santa Claus waving to all those watching because with that brilliant ploy of marketing and advertisement the Christmas (shopping) season could begin. The fat man waved, and the Yankees' Brian...

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Change in Yankees Brings World Series Return

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 9:55 AM

The long embrace between Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera following the final strike of the ALCS said it all. It had been a long time. What seemed like a birthright for so many years had to be earned. Andy Pettitte joined the two as they embraced, before they ran to...

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Circle Rules Football -- The Road Ahead

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2009 | 8:22 PM

As a boy, Greg Manley grew up in Oakland California. As a young man Greg invented a sport in New York. That sport? Circle Rules Football. Almost three years ago Greg Manley decided for his senior project at the Experimental Theater Wing of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he...

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Phil Hughes: The Truth

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2009 | 1:04 PM

During the first Yankee homestand in April (against the Indians and a hack named Carl Pavano) a childhood friend of mine and I met up in section 214 to discuss the outlook of the new season, and a new stadium over a refreshing beverage. Both he and I are life...

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New Yankee Stadium Prepares for October

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2009 | 7:47 PM

Rain swirled in under the illumination of the lights against the grandstand facade. A sold-out crowd waited in anticipation. Derek Jeter only needed one hit to pass Lou Gehrig and become the all time Yankees' hits leader with 2,722. The initial rain delay lasted one hour and 27 minutes. The...

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Pettitte's Monumental Occasion Lost in Imperfection

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2009 | 12:30 PM

On a calm somewhat cool August Monday night in Baltimore, Andy Pettitte was dealing. No surprise there, Andy has always dominated the month of August. Going into that night (the last night of the dog day month) Andy was sporting a 4-0 record with a 2.35 ERA. In those 46.0...

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No Love for Eli

(2) Comments | Posted August 31, 2009 | 1:49 PM

Philip Rivers, the Giants' first-round draft pick in the '04 draft, signed a six-year contract extension earlier this week worth $93 million, with at least $38 million guaranteed. Yet again, Eli Manning's turn came first. The two Quarterbacks who were swapped during draft day between the Chargers (who drafted Eli...

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