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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.

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.

Navigating "Career Fear"? Let Purpose Be Your GPS

Josh Middleman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Josh Middleman

It can strike when we consider looking for a new job, debate starting our own company, are faced with multiple job offers, or when we're confronted by the dreaded question, "Is this really what I want to be doing?"

Yoga and Baseball: 108 Degrees of Harmonic Convergence

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.

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.

Safe at Home: Learning from Jackie Robinson

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Nicolaus Mills

Over the years collisions at home plate have gotten widespread publicity. With a proposed change aimed at protecting player safety, the argument against the effort to stop collisions comes from those who think the change makes the game soft.

These MLB Draftees Have All-Stars In The Family

The Huffington Post | Jason St. Angelo | Posted 06.09.2013 | Sports

In 1973, Robin "The Kid" Yount was selected third overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in Major League Baseball's first-year player draft. Forty years lat...

The Pope of America's Greatest Pastime

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

There is a rhythm to the baseball season that fits neatly into the lives of devoted fans of the game. It is nearly religious. Just as you can count on Easter Sunday, Yom Kippur and Kwanzaa popping up on your calendar, you can also count on pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training.

2013 Yankees Got You Down? Revisit The Championship Season Of 1947 Instead

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Tony Sachs

The 2013 New York Yankees: Injuries on top of injuries. Newly penurious owners. A lineup of assorted castoffs and veterans past their prime. Not a pretty picture -- in fact, it looks to be the weakest team the franchise has put on the field in at least two decades.

The Posey and Cain Contracts

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This is the second year in a row the San Francisco Giants have ended spring training by signing a major star to an enormous contract extension. Catcher Buster Posey is now signed through 2021, with an option for 2022, at a total cost of about $167 million. Last year, they signed pitcher Matt Cain to a similar contract.

Majorly Perfect Baseball

Tim Chartier | Posted 05.28.2013 | Science
Tim Chartier

There is one statistic from the 2012 season that may be difficult to improve upon in 2013: the number of perfect games pitched in the major leagues.

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Len Berman | Posted 03.18.2013 | New York
Len Berman

New NFL coaches: The Chicago Bears hire Marc Trestman. He was the coach of the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL.

Deja Vu All Over Again*

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Getting -- and counting -- every single legitimate vote cast that day is the surest path to rekindling the spirit not only of '68. It's also true to the Spirit of '76. That would be 1776: principles and lessons of the past helping US to guide and create our future.

FLASHBACK: Reggie Jackson vs. Billy Martin At Fenway

Posted 06.18.2012 | Sports

The New York Yankees are one of the most storied organizations in all of sports and few chapters in the team's history are as thrilling and contentiou...

Iran's Oil Threat, "Deja Vu, All Over Again"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Where is Yogi Berra when we need him? There is Iran going back to its old game plan, threatening to ban oil exports.

Top Performances By Catchers In World Series History

Posted 12.26.2011 | Sports

The tools of ignorance. This is the name given the gear strapped on by a catcher in baseball -- the chest protector, shin pads and protective mask...

Our National Treasures -- Yogi and Carmen Berra

Ann Liguori | Posted 08.09.2011 | Sports
Ann Liguori

Yogi and Carmen, his loving wife of 62 years, are the closest thing our country has to royalty. They are both national treasures. Yet they continue to share, in their humble way, their passion and energies with so many people and causes.

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Len Berman | Posted 07.12.2011 | New York
Len Berman

When you think of Sean Avery of the Rangers, you think of a pest. You somehow don't think of him as being a spokesperson for marriage rights.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The NFL labor deadline is today at 5pm. Both sides took shots at each other yesterday. Way to engender sympathy from the fans, guys.

Time to Dismiss the CFTC Chairman and His Commissioners

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Dodd-Frank Act gave the CFTC until January 2011 to set limits to curb excessive speculation in the energy markets. Lo and behold, Chairman Gensler told lawmakers the CFTC wouldn't meet the deadline "because it doesn't yet have sufficient data."

Culture Shift: How Technology Is Changing Black Friday

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

it's time to rethink Black Friday, which even retailers no longer view as the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.

Yogi Berra, Jerry Seinfeld Remember "The Boss"

AP | HOWIE RUMBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Yogi Berra vowed he would never talk to George Steinbrenner again after the owner fired him as Yankees manager 16 games into the 1985...

The Mets Lack Chemistry? Not Exactly

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

With the exception of the 1977 New York Yankees, have you ever heard of a winning team that didn't get along? Or a losing team that was always smiles in the dugout? I didn't think so.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

It turns out 85-year-old Yogi Berra was hospitalized overnight Saturday following a fall at his home. He was released yesterday. Get well soon Yogi!

Steinbrenner: By George, He Was a Pain!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

I'm a born-and-bred New Yorker. A Yankee fan by nature and by nurture -- "Cut me and I bleed pinstripes" and all that. So you'll understand what it...