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Barry Zito Highlights Baseball and Grammy Exhibit

Take Me Out to The Ball Game: Popular Music and The National Pastime exhibit here at the GRAMMY Museum opens on March 14th through the fall of 2019. Barry Zito was a top-notch pitcher in major league baseball for 15 seasons. During that time, he won the Cy Young in 2002

Remembering Reggie Jackson With The Yankees

"He'd give you the shirt off his back. Of course, he'd call a press conference to announce it." - Catfish Hunter  "Off the record, he's a piece of shit."–Billy Martin Out of the blue, the man who once seemingly made headlines all the time came out of the shadows recently to dominate

Baseball is Back with the Signing of Bryce Harper

Baseball has been slagging a bit. Even this season has started off without a bang thanks to Manny Machado (Padres) and Bryce Harper, waiting to sign. Harper finally signed and it’s a record haul, $13 years, $330 million dollars (people in Philadelphia will now remember where they were when this

The Mets Starting Pitching is About to Fall Apart

It’s nice to have starting pitching. It’s arguable that having great starting pitching wins championships. The Mets didn't during the time they had Matt Harvey (gone), Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and Zack Wheeler. There was a time a few years ago that most smart fans knew they would

Sports Book Reviews

This is the time of year for sports book giving and getting. Below are the top choices from your favorite critic. THE PATS by Glenn Stout and Richard A. Johnson (Houghton Mifflin $35.00, 365 pages) gets my vote for the best sports book of 2018. Detailed, carefully crafted, filled with fun,

No Heavy Lifting Book Review

No Heavy Lifting is the latest tome from Rob Simpson, sometimes author, always a morning radio host on Sirius NHL Network Radio. Versed on all sports, this book shows off his versatility and fun nature as he toured around the world chronicling many of his adventures. ECW Press has a winner

You Don’t Trade Players Like Noah Syndergaard

This isn’t R.A. Dickey we’re talking about here. That trade was explainable, and Noah Syndergaard was a part of that deal. Top prospect, Travis d’arnaud was the jewel of the deal. At least that’s what the Mets thought and so far it’s been the opposite and it will stay that

Shoeless Joe Remains a Scapegoat

With the recent announcement of a new class of inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the skeletons in the closet come front and center once again. Pete Rose and  and "Shoeless Joe" are becoming baseball's odd couple - both ineligible for the Hall of Fame because of a lifetime ban,

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