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Why Saying Derek Jeter Doesn't Deserve a Spot in this Year's MLB All-Star Game Is Blasphemous

Dave Kreissman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

The All-Star game is the fans' game. They vote for who will take the field, and it's not always the players with the best stats. Yes, this can be frustrating at times, but democracy is a beautiful thing.

Unusual Life Lessons From an Unusual Father

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

My parents liked to think of our family as "bent," more "Fractured Fairy Tales" than Disney. We couldn't bear to do things the way normal people -- or at least people who seemed normal -- did.

Blue Jays Slugger Continues Hot Streak

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports

Opposing pitchers might want to think twice before giving Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion anything to hit, at least in the near future. The Blue Jays slug...

Yankee Hypocrisy on Their Own History

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

No team in sports talks more about their history than the New York Yankees and that is why the decision to honor Tino Martinez and Paul O'Neill with plaques in Yankee Stadium is so puzzling. Honoring Martinez and O'Neill is an affront to Yankee history for two reasons.

Now Playing First Base for the Yankees

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Baseball is a game where teams are currently trying to innovate to gain a slight advantage over other teams. The Yankees failure to do this has become almost their franchise identity, but missing another opportunity this year is nonetheless unfortunate.

Commemorating Derek Jeter, Forgetting Bernie Willams

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Every mention of a core four, the alleged true Yankees at the heart of their 1996-2009 run, is a reminder of how another great Yankee, Bernie Williams, has become increasingly overlooked over time.

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

Derek Jeter, Still Baseball's Most Underrated Overrated Player

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Jeter's place in Yankee, and indeed baseball history, is significant, but still not clear. Much of that will take shape after Jeter retires.

What is Mickey Mantle's Signature Worth?

Robert Miraldi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports
Robert Miraldi

I was 10 years old as I stood in front of Mantle. I sheepishly walked up to him, did not say a word, and just handed him the ball. Now, as pitchers and catchers get ready to report to spring training, I ponder.

First Nighter: 'Bronx Bombers' Fields Yogi Berra Well Enough

David Finkle | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Eric Simonson, who gets his kicks writing plays about sports figures, is jumping the gun on Valentine's Day by sending a lavish Broadway card to now 88-year-old Yogi Berra.

Mickey Mantle's Yankees Contract Brings In Huge Amount For Sandy Fund

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Mickey Mantle's family has donated $40,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The money was raised by an online au...

What Does Carlos Beltran's Great Post-Season Play Mean?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.09.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Beltran's post-season credentials are a product of his strong play, but also of the era in which he played. When baseball moved to the expanded playoff system following the 1993 season, it pro-actively sought to change how its past is viewed.

Gideon's Math Homework

Alan Singer | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Kids are supposed to be learning to estimate from the start of elementary school so they can stop and say this cannot possibly be the answer, but estimation requires qualities that appear to be neglected in the test prep math curriculum.

BRACKET: All-Time Home Run Derby

Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

Babe Ruth never did. Neither did Hank Aaron. The same goes for Jimmie Foxx. None of those baseball legends managed to hit 37 home runs before the All-...

When I'm 64, Remembering '64

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

The upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the first hosted by the New York Mets since 1964, reminding me that following the All-Star br...

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Len Berman | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The Boston Herald reports that Tom Brady was so happy at the Kentucky Derby because he won around $25,000 on Orb.

The Next Yankee World Series Team

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.08.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Yankees are in sufficiently bad shape that even a great year by Rivera will not bring them back to the World Series. Moreover, Rivera is not the only aging Yankee seeking to recover from an injury.

Steroids Aren't the Only Problem Facing the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Keeping people out of the Hall of Fame because of suspected or real connections to steroids may or may not be wise, but keeping people out because the voting rules have not changed to fully recognize expansion is not.

Can't Anybody Here Play this Game?

Michael Levin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Michael Levin

So here's a plea to publishers: Just keep your eye on the ball. The concept of sports doesn't need embellishment. It's enough in and of itself.

Boardners Celebrates 70 Years As Hollywood Boulevard's Classic Bar

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

In the shadows of Norma Desmond-era Hollywood, just 49 steps south of James Caan's star on the Walk of Fame, is a vestige of Tinseltown's long-vanished Golden Era bar scene.

Today In MLB Postseason History

Posted 12.19.2011 | Sports

Andruw Jones certainly started his career with a bang. After signing with Atlanta in 1993 as an amateur free agent, the center fielder made his debut ...

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Len Berman | Posted 11.22.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The NFL has sent a memo to all the teams to warn them about faking injuries. Teams could face disciplinary action. What? There's faking in football?

Killebrew's Death Highlights Obscure Idaho Senator

Al Eisele | Posted 07.22.2011 | Sports
Al Eisele

Until Killebrew's death, Welker was known mainly for his outspoken defense of Sen. Joe McCarthy's sensational claims of Communist infiltration of the U.S. government

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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.