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America’s Owner

July 13, 2010 3 comments

It may be just a coincidence that the birthday of the most important and transcendent figure of America’s pastime, coincides with that of the entire magnificent nation, on the Fourth of July; but it’s telling in a way. George Steinbrenner III took a franchise which had been an after-thought for years, and turned them into the most relevant, winningest and certainly most important organization in all of sports.

It’s no wonder that after dying of a heart attack this morning, people are not mourning The Boss. They are truly celebrating his life chocked full of accomplishments. And rightly so. Read more…

2010 AL East Preview

April 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Usually, I save MLB’s headliner division until last. But I couldn’t wait any longer. It’s time to break down the AL East RIGHT NOW. With three elite teams and only two playoff slots available between them, expect to be surprised by the standings below.

That is unless you have already flipped through my season predictions in the first Around the League column of the year. In which case, since you already know who is getting the short-end of the stick, I offer you a coy head-nod and request that you continue reading, all the same. Read more…

Around the League (Opening Day)

April 6, 2010 Leave a comment

No amount of hyperbole can quite measure up to Jason Heyward’s superhero like introduction to MLB yesterday. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a debut quite as spectacular. Not to say there hasn’t been one, just that I haven’t seen it. Read more…

Bob Sanders Messed With NM Women’s Soccer, Now Needs Tim Lincecum’s Weed

November 7, 2009 7 comments

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Hey, look at that. I just combined the three top stories of Friday into one blog title.  ZOMG. It’s a busy sports weekend, with a full plate of basketball and football to satiate even the most hardened baseball fan.  By the way, let me repeat what I’ve told several people this week.  Read more…

The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez (and Selena Roberts)

May 10, 2009 Leave a comment

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Have you read the new Selena Roberts book yet? You know, the one which is supposed to be on par with the likes of Jose Canseco’s, “Juiced” and Jim Bowden’s, “Ball Four”.

No? Read more…

2009 MLB Preview: AL EAST

April 7, 2009 1 comment

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If MLB divisions were known as Bowl games, the American League East would be the ‘Granddaddy of Them All’. Not because it is the oldest, but purely based upon notoriety and the fact that the AL East has won more World Series than any other division with an astounding 38 titles. Read more…

Red Sox Again Suggest A Salary Cap…Say $150 Million?

February 18, 2009 Leave a comment

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John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox, wants to have a salary cap in Major League Baseball. The Red Sox finished last season with a payroll of $147 million, 2nd only to the Yankees $225 million. This is the second time that Boston has called on baseball to control spending on players, the first coming when John Henry made a passionate yet baseless plea for spending fairness after the Red Sox lost Alex Rodriguez to the New York Yankees. Read more…