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Len Berman | Posted 05.30.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Major League Baseball has joined the effort to deal with head injuries. They've created a seven-day disabled list just for concussions.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has a June get out of jail card. His agent, of course, says Burress' football future is bright.

Duke Snider -- Farewell, My Hero

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert E. Murphy

They played more than half a century ago, so most of them are gone, the Brooklyn Dodgers that I knew. This one hurts. For me and most of the kids of the 1950s, he was the one. Our hero.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Knicks go into Miami and knock off the Heat 91-86, as Amar'e Stoudemire blocks LeBron James' layup in the final seconds.

Bizarre: Alleged Naked Photo Of Mickey Mantle Surfaces In Unexpected Place

Back Porch FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

It's one thing to learn that Brett Favre may or may not be involved in harassing former Jets employee Jenn Sterger with creepy voicemails and cell pho...

Josh Hamilton, Pete Rose and the Power of Redemption

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. John Newton Before he played in his first major league baseball game in 2007, I w...

Mickey Mantle's Abusive Childhood

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The author of "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood" says the resulting scars probably played a big role in the legendary Ne...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

A lesbian couple says they were kicked out of a Baltimore Ravens football game because they were kissing near the concession stand. The stadium says they were ejected because they stole a plastic cup.

One Complete Idiot's Guide to Hospitality Suite Scrapbooks

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

My misleading last name (I'm not rich!) begins with "A." I hold a position (archivist) on the National Society of Newspaper Columnists board that also...

Remember the Name Bob Sheppard

Eugene Michael Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eugene Michael Santiago

Bob Sheppard was a voice of the game who became bigger than the game. In the wake of his death, we must not forget the legacy of the man who called Yankee games for 56 years.

Exclusive: Author Danny Peary Tells the Story Behind the Story of an Under-Sung Baseball Hero

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Maris always thought that Rudy was the better athlete and would have hit 62 homers if given the chance. He was wrong

Father Time: Dave Brubeck Plays the Blue Note

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Going to see Brubeck's late show at the Blue Note on a Saturday night feels, in 2010, almost as improbable as going to the ballpark to catch Mickey Mantle, or attending a lecture by Alexander Hamilton.

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.

House of Cards

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Glenn C. Altschuler

I'm talking about baseball cards. In 1962, from Opening Day through the World Series, the twelve-year-old kids in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn used them as currency.

American Manhood From Mickey Mantle to Landon Manchild Donovan and Why I'm Convinced the US Can Win World Cup 2010 in South Africa

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

The more mojo, hoodoo and juju we can send through the power of our collective will to Team USA in South Africa, the more likely it is for our dream to come true.

Beer and Sports

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roger I. Abrams

In order to sell their beer, brewer-owners formed their own rival to the National League. Thus the American League was born, beginning the close relationship between beer and American sports that continues today

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

According to a Marist Poll, the most annoying Super Bowl sportscaster cliche is, "it's too bad somebody has to lose."

The New Yankee Stadium Needs the Old "Voice of God"

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Now, more than ever, Yankees fans need Bob Sheppard's golden voice to make us feel at home in our new home.

Damn Yankees and Their Pricey New Stadium

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

What's not to like about a sickeningly posh edifice partly funded by massive subsidies from taxpayers who can't afford its ultra-expensive tickets and food?

Can Suffering Redeem Alex Rodriguez?

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

For in what promises to be a seasoning of public and daily suffering, A-Rod can achieve what no scripted press conference or seemingly candid interview can offer: a stab at nobility.