They Knew

From today’s NYT…the results of an major investigation by Louis Freeh, the former director of the FBI: Freeh’s investigation — which took seven months and involved more than 400 interviews and the review of more than 3.5 million documents — accuses Paterno, the university’s former president and others of deliberately hiding facts about Sandusky’s sexually […]

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King of All Baseball Geeks

And we mean that in the nicest way possible… My best man, Mike “Crash” Caragliano (pictured, right) is known for winning the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) Trivia Championship and this year was no different. Well..wait a minute…it actually was different. Crash won the individual championship again, his 8th time which ties him with […]

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Sandusky Lawyer: If He’s Guilty He Deserves to Rot in Jail

Yeesh, with a lawyer like that…who needs the other side? Jerry Sandusky is going to go to prison. I was listening to Jim Rome yesterday and I can’t fathom a jury not convicting him on at least some of the counts he’s charged against. And then this hit the news yesterday: From Yahoo: Just hours […]

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Guest Blogging at American Catholic

I have been remiss (since I have been traveling) to mention that because the NY Yankees beat the Reds I was given the opportunity to guest blog over at AmericanCatholic.org courtesy of Barbara Baker (who you know by the twitter handle @BarbaraKB). A snip: “Click-clack, click-clack, click-click-click. Click-clack, click-clack, click-click-click.” I looked up when I […]

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When Doctor K Became Doctor No

Growing up as a Mets fan there was nobody more dominating that Dwight (Doc) Gooden in the 80s. In 1984, Gooden became the youngest player to appear in an All-Star Game. He struck out the side in the 5th, as AL batters: Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon, and Alvin Davis grabbed the pine. Fernando Valenzuela had […]

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Girls Can’t Play

This one got to me today, and thus will produce a rant below: From Irish Central A fundamentalist Arizona Catholic high school is refusing to play in a baseball final as their opponent’s team includes a girl on second base. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic school, in Phoenix, will forfeit the final rather than play […]

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Baseball as Religion

John Sexton, a Fordham grad and the current President of NYU teaches a course on Baseball and Religion. Where do I sign up? Two of my most favorite things. And the metaphor of baseball as religion, in Dr. Sexton’s hands, is a long way from the cornball claptrap about stadiums being “green cathedrals.” Over the […]

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The Grace of Coaching

David Quo thinks that he was an ass at his kid’s soccer game. Why? Because his kid is far from becoming the next David Beckham, the kid doesn’t always listen to the coach and he thinks he did a good job when he kicks the ball into his own net. And all that annoys David–who’s […]

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Slaughter the Baseball Player?

So as Spring Training is heating up in Florida, baseball season is not that far away. I miss being near a major league team, although the AAA Buffalo Bisons is not bad baseball indeed. Buffalo really got a the bum’s rush when they thought they’d be granted a MLB team and weren’t. Regardless, someone brought […]

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