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The Prince of Queens
Jerry Seinfeld pretty much nails it with his “we root for the laundry” stand-up bit, but let’s ...
I love Boston.
Not the ballclub, hell, I never even pitched against the Sox. Neve ...
The Card That Never Was
“I don’t want to go to New York,” my wife said, a half-empty glass of Cabernet accentuating he ...
“Hey, Johnny,” a deep, strong, familiar voice woke me up at 2:30 A.M. ...
We’re not there yet.
That’s the only conclusion we can arrive at after looking ...
A Little Less Conversation
I’m not much for talking. I was always taught when you’re in the dugout not to dwell on success ...
The Redemption of Alex Rodriguez
I’m not the biggest fan of opinion pieces from overnight games – there’s a slew of other, bett ...
THE (PERHAPS TEMPORARY) DEMISE OF THE KILLER Bs
Back in Spring Training 2011, all the talk in the Yankees’ Tampa, Fla., camp was the progress of M ...
Plane rides never feel this good. Not at 2 AM. At least not this late in the seaso ...
The Batters' Cy Young
Today’s narrative: MVP, M ...
CASHMAN: DON’T EXPECT MAJOR LAST-MINUTE MOVES
TRENTON, N.J. – Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is not expecting to make any major moves tod ...
September Come She Will
A good friend of mine sent me this a couple days ago:
“It doesn't look like Rays ...
WHAT TO DO WITH DELLIN BETANCES – A QUANDARY
Back in 2006, the Yankees, with their eighth-round pick, drafted a Brooklyn high-school kid named De ...
Joba: No More Rules
One thing I have known about Joba Chamberlain since I first met him during his time with the Double- ...
Rules of Re-engagement
TRENTON, N.J. – Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain assured everyone he would be in Trenton to fulfil ...
Ellis Valentine's Infinite Playlist
You can argue forever about what was the greatest outfield of all time — but when it comes to the ...
The Dreams of My Baseball Card
“Everyone’s goal is to get to the major leagues. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t want to get ...
“Yeah,” I reply, half asleep, just 45 minutes into a slumber coming off a 17- ...
Do You Remember the Hall of Fame Game?
I like to think I’ve done some pretty special things on a baseball field that could qualify as onc ...
WHEN IT WAS AN ALL-STAR GAME
There was no Home Run Derby. There was no fan fest. There was just a game. A game of st ...
TRENTON, N.J. – It’s a legitimate question. What is the difference between a Double-A pitcher an ...
Beyond Ellis D:Q&A With Donnell Alexander
If there’s a segment of sports history that appears to be gathering a fair amount of audience inte ...
We Need To Talk About Timmy
In 2012, if you were to look at Tim Lincecum from the point of view of a biomechanical engineer a ...
LOOKING FOR A BLOCKBUSTER TRADE?
The three-way trade involving the Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks – you know, the ...
THE PINSTRIPE EMPIRE SUPPLEMENT
THE PINSTRIPE EMPIRE SUPPLEMENT Thoughts on Marty Appel and questions left on the editor's ...
Are the Texas Rangers As Good as the '98 Yankees?
The Rangers are the best team since the '98 Yankees. Do you agree?
Tom Verducci made this sta ...
The Manischewitz All-Time 25-Man Roster
On the second night of Passover, a simple dinner discussion that evolved into an argument between th ...
Saberleaders: A nostalgia freak finds religion in the church of Sabermetrics
A NY Daily New ...
One Player, One Vote
The Hall of Fame is a politically-driven organization that deems players of prowess entry into ...
(Additional editing by Donnell Alexander)
It’s June 1970. Just one month earlier, ...