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How Will Jewish Ballplayers Handle the Yom Kippur Quandry?

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.13.2013 | Sports
Peter Dreier

One of American Jews' great traditions -- not found in the Bible or any other sacred book -- is fretting over whether Jewish Major Leaguers will play on the high holidays, particularly Yom Kippur, the most sacred day in the Jewish calendar.

Have We Seen the Last of the Greatest Yankee Infield

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This foursome was the more or less regular Yankee infield from 2009-2012, leading the Yankees to one World Series victory and three other post-season appearances. This raises the question of where this infield fits among the greatest infields in Yankee history.

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Len Berman | Posted 04.17.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Michael Jordan turns 50 on Sunday causing lots of people to mouth off about who is better, among Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant. Does it really matter?

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Len Berman | Posted 02.13.2013 | New York
Len Berman

R.I.P. Big East Conference. It looks like the seven basketball schools are breaking away to form their own conference.

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Len Berman | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The Lakers continue to be a train wreck, they lost their eighth game out of 11th last night in Cleveland 100-94. A quarter through the season the Lakers are on the outside of the playoffs looking in.

The White Sox Are Kenny Williams' Team Now

Michael Tomaso | Posted 10.06.2012 | Chicago
Michael Tomaso

If the White Sox win their division, don't be surprised to see Kenny Williams before game 1 of the playoffs glaring intently out onto the field observing his team. He built it. He fixed it. It's Kenny's team now.

Will Middlebrooks Is a MiddleBeast

Evan Bleier | Posted 09.16.2012 | Sports
Evan Bleier

Since storming into the Red Sox lineup in early May, Will Middlebrooks has cemented himself as one of the top young players in Boston, if not Major League Baseball.

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Len Berman | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Len Berman

The gloomy British weather forecast means the Olympic volleyballers might have to cover up. When the temps fall under 61 degrees, leggings and long-sleeve tops are worn. I think we're about to find out who the real fans of beach volleyball are.

Does Obama's Youkilis Comment Mean Anything?

Danny Groner | Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports
Danny Groner

Election season and baseball season intersected on Monday night as President Obama poked fun at Boston fans during a Massachusetts fundraiser after the Red Sox traded fan-favorite Kevin Youkilis to his cherished Chicago White Sox.

Team Romney Tweaks Obama Over Red Sox

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Though the Romney campaign has all but given up on winning the candidate's home state of Massachusetts, the campaign is still trying to win over Red S...

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Len Berman | Posted 08.25.2012 | New York
Len Berman

So you train your whole life to make the Olympic team and it might come down to a coin flip? That's the deal after Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for third place in the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.

Bobby V: Managing by Mind Games

Terry Lyons | Posted 07.02.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Is it possible that Bobby Valentine's intuition as a manager called for him to speak his peace against Kevin Youkilis to see if he could light the fire of camaraderie under the fannies of "Youk's" teammates?

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Len Berman | Posted 06.17.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Roger Clemens is certainly guilty in the court of public opinion. Can't they just issue him a fine or make him go stand in the corner? It would save a lot of time and effort, not to mention money.

WATCH: Red Sox Fans Sing To Kevin Youkilis

Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports

There weren't many Red Sox fans left in Fenway Park after a 2 1/2 hour rain delay on Wednesday night, especially when the game against the Los Angeles...

Seasonal Sports Transitions

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The seasonal transitions of sports are a built-in safeguard against despair.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Lakers won the championship with their best player, Kobe Bryant, impersonating the Knicks' John Starks in Game 7 back in 1994.

Loving Baseball Cards, Then Loving Baseball

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Watkins

My son already has over 400 cards (I know that, because he keeps a running count and makes sure I'm constantly updated) and they are, right now, among his most treasured possessions.

9 Ways for Red Sox Parents to Explain David Ortiz and His PEDs

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

There's been a lot of "teachable moments" in Beantown this week and the revelation that Ortiz's name is on a list of players that was meant to be confidential with anonymous testing shouldn't be wasted.