1. Roles Reversed in Red Sox-Yankee Rivalry

    Sometime late in the night of October 17, 2004, the world changed. Up became down. Losers became winners. Winners became losers. From the rocky shores of Maine to the tiny towns of New England to the Hub that is Boston, the change was felt...

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  2. First Impressions Aren't Always Lasting

    On April 23, 1952, Hoyt Wilhelm, a rookie with the New York Giants , stepped to the plate and in his first major league at-bat clouted a home run at the Polo Grounds....

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  3. Like Being in Paris: IBM Powers French Open Web site

    IBM technology practically puts fans on the clay court at Roland Garros Stadium. The French Open has been full or surprises so far this year...

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  4. 10 Baseball Records That Will Never Be Broken

    No pitcher will ever equal the 511 wins chalked up by legendary hurler Cy Young. They say that records are made to be broken. But there are exceptions to every rule. These 10 baseball records (and some related ones) will never be broken...

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  5. A Quick Fix to The Home Run Problem in The Bronx Bandbox

    The new Yankee Stadium has opened to a plethora of empty seats, walk-off wins and long home runs. The new house has become a launching pad, a homer-happy haven for hitters...

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  6. Sultans of Not Sinking Fast in Fantasy Baseball

    Like a 1970 Ford Pinto desperately in need of a tune-up, the Sultans of Swat have stalled out on the fantasy baseball highway. They’ve become the Sultans of Not. Throughout April, the Sultans, co-owned and operated by Dr...

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  7. Arnie and Jack: Reliving Golf's Greatest Rivalry

    In an era dominated by Tiger Woods and a field of also-rans, it’s nice to recall a time when real, honest-to-goodness rivalries existed in golf...

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  8. Catching a Ball at the New Yankee Stadium

    I’ve been waiting the past few years to see the new Yankee Stadium. And I’ve been waiting a lot longer—a lifetime—to catch a ball at a game. Friday night I did both...

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  9. Oh Shea Can You See: Citi Field Sure Beats the Old Park

    I caught my first game at the new Citi Field the other night. Very nice ballpark. Loved the brickwork and the out-of-town scoreboard that shows baserunners and outs so you can really follow the other games...

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  10. Bronx Blunders: News Is Not Good for Stumbling Yankees

    Empty seats are a strange yet familiar sight in the new Yankee Stadium. First, the good news. They still have 26 World Championships and 39 American League pennants in the bank. Now, the bad news...

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  11. Book Review: "The Yankee Years" Explains Rise and Fall

    After winning four World Series in five years between 1996 to 2000, the Yankees and their fans expect to win the Series every year...

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  12. Family Affair: Lacrosse Marks the Spot at West Point

    Lacrosse is a sport of Native American origin and one of the oldest team sports in the Americas. Some believe it may have developed as early as the 12th Century...

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  13. Winning and Losing in the Sports Book

    Ever since I first stumbled into a sports book, at Caesar’s Palace in Last Vegas more than 20 years ago, I’ve wanted to have a “book” right in my playroom...

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  14. Yankee Stadium: A Day Late, Hundreds of Dollars Short

    The new Yankee Stadium opened with ceremony, and a 10-2 loss to Cleveland. I was hoping to get to the opening of the new Yankee Stadium this week. I tried to call in a few favors, but the tickets never came through...

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  15. Sorry T.S., April Is the Best Month for Sports

    T.S. Eliot knew how to write, but sports wasn’t his strong suit. “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain...

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  16. Lords of the Ringless: Wide Receiver Edition

    Here’s the latest in the Lords of The Ringless series, a litany of losers featuring wide receivers who have never won a championship—Super Bowl, NFL, or AFL...

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  17. Say Hey Kid: Willie Mays Is The Greatest

    Originally posted by The SportsLifer on July 18, 2008 Several years ago, my son, who is as big a baseball fan as I am, asked me who was the greatest ballplayer I ever saw….in person? Willie Mays I replied without hesitation...

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  18. Who in The World Is Clint Barmes?

    This is Babe Ruth, Sultan of Swat, not Clint Barmes, shown fielding below. Who is Clint Barmes? I was wondering that myself when he wound up on my fantasy baseball team, the Sultans of Swat...

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  19. Satchel Paige: Great Early and Great Late

    Sometimes records don’t even begin to tell the whole story, and stats don’t scratch the surface. Take the case of Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige, legendary Negro Leaguer, Hall of Fame pitcher, and storyteller supreme...

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  20. The Top 10 Championship Games in Final Four History

    North Carolina’s Michael Jordan shoots down Georgetown for 1982 NCAA title. Since the NCAA basketball tournament began in 1939, there have been great dynasties like UCLA, which won 10 titles in 12 years beginning in 1964...

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  21. CRASH!!! Going Zero for the Final Four

    CRASH!!! That sound you heard was brackets breaking. Been hearing it all weekend. CRASH!!! Things started out so well. Coming into the regional finals had three of four teams still alive...

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  22. Blanchard Was Johnny on the Spot for Yankees in 1961

    Johnny Blanchard, right, Yogi Berra, left, and Elston Howard split catching duties with the World Champion 1961 New York Yankees. In the long and storied history of Major League Baseball, no player has ever homered in five successive at-bats...

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  23. Ticked Off: Yankee Ticket Policy Sells Out Loyal Fan

    The Yankees sent me a "Dear John" letter the other day. It was sad. It broke my heart. No more pinstripe sweethearts...

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  24. The Best of The SportsLifer: Top 10 Most Read Blogs

    1. Woodstock: Better Late Than Never “The thing the sixties did was show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility...

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  25. Gretzky Was The Great One, But Orr Was The Greatest

    Bobby Orr soars after overtime goal; gives Bruins the 1970 Stanley Cup. On September 18, 1975, publishing heiress turned urban guerilla Patty Hearst, victim of a bizarre kidnap by the Symbionese Liberation Party, was found by federal U...

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