1. Sports News from the Future: The Red (Sox) Scare

    Today, I am proud to bring you a new segment. If you haven’t guessed already from the title, I intend to pluck news pieces from the distant future, so that you may know and prepare for whatever calamity the coming days bring...

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  2. The Satire Evening Post: An Interview with a New York Jets Fan

    In honor of the Jets ’ Wild Card victory over the Indianapolis Colts , I am posting, verbatim, the victorious rant of celebrated Jets fan and friend of The Saratogian , ...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about over 3 years ago 241 reads 3 comments

  3. New King In Newcastle, Again: Why Alan Pardew Will Be Bad for the Club

    My favorite English club team, Newcastle United, recently fired manager Chris Hughton and replaced him with Alan Pardew, and it couldn't be worse for my psyche...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about over 3 years ago 320 reads 0 comments

  4. Derek Jeter To Third Base and Other Changes the Yankees Should Make

    The Yankees need to set the wheels of change in motion, slowly, even though their fans may not want to yet. Yankees fans can be loyal to a fault...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about over 3 years ago 877 reads 9 comments

  5. Breeders' Cup Classic Preview: Why Someone in the Field Will Beat Zenyatta

    Disclaimer: I am not a horse racing insider. Do not get me wrong. I'm at the track here at Saratoga as much as my time and cash will allow, and I did read every article we put in the pink sheet this summer, but this is by no means an insider look...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about over 3 years ago 605 reads 0 comments

  6. 2010 World Series a Must-Watch for All Baseball Fans

    Baseball fans rejoice. The Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants have made it to the World Series, and once the first pitch is thrown on Wednesday night, we will each be able ...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about over 3 years ago 568 reads 1 comments

  7. Fantasy Football 2010: Values Regardless of Position

    Everyone knows that with the first pick in this season's fantasy football draft you want Chris Johnson. That should be no surprise. You would have known even if every analyst in the nation hadn't told you already...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about almost 4 years ago 1,694 reads 1 comments

  8. Inviting the World To Major League Baseball's World Series

    Baseball’s championship is called the World Series, even though it traditionally, (excluding the 1992 and 1993 seasons), takes place between two American teams...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about over 4 years ago 771 reads 4 comments

  9. World Baseball Classic: a Must-See for American Fans

    American sports legends are built on gritty underdog stories. They are the plot line to every sports movie, the magic of the NCAA Tournament, and the dream of every sports obsessed child...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about over 5 years ago 59 reads 1 comments

  10. Amateur Softball: Never An Albatross Around Their Necks

    There is a core to each friendship - something that forms the cornerstone to that good relationship that the people involved can build upon. For some it is a similar sense of humor, while for others, a music or pop culture bond can be their link...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about almost 6 years ago 199 reads 0 comments

  11. Steroids in Baseball: Tinker to Evers to a Second Chance

    It was so noticeable in its absence, like a recently passed loved one at a large family gathering. Before this defeat, it had been an unyielding symbol of pride and tradition...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about 6 years ago 918 reads 2 comments

  12. Open Mic: 2001 World Series

    While this is supposed to be a column about the greatest disappointment in sports, (and don't get me wrong, I was absolutely crushed when it was over), the World Series of 2001 has remained my favorite World Series...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about 6 years ago 806 reads 1 comments

  13. MLB: A Modest Proposal, Pt. 2

    As the end of April looms, so do the deadlines for all of my final projects this semester. So while I continue writing and researching, none of what I am working on quite fits into a sports blog...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about 6 years ago 860 reads 8 comments

  14. On Kobe Bryant, Advertising, and Public Opinion (CA)

    (Editor's Note: I understand that this is a bit of an old story, but I was assigned to write it for a communications class, addressing public opinion and media effects on news...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about 6 years ago 1,662 reads 0 comments

  15. Cracking The Horse Racing Code

    Yes, I have been away for quite some time now. I have been saying that I had something worthwhile up my sleeve, but it has not been ready to put into words.....until now.For months I have been researching horse racing...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about 6 years ago 10,572 reads 5 comments

  16. A Modest Baseball Proposal Part 1

    The Olympics are coming this summer, and it is currently the world's greatest international celebration. I like to consider myself a globalist and nothing stirs me up into a frenzy quite like international competition...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about 6 years ago 847 reads 1 comments

  17. Racism is Not En Vogue

    If you would like to read Jemele Hill's original article about the cover photo, you can do so here.     In the spring of 2008, Vogue released a cover featuring LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen...

    Matthew Donato Written by Matthew Donato about 6 years ago 290 reads 2 comments