1. Yankees In The 80's: A Lost Decade in The Bronx

    I realized recently that I went to my first Yankee game 24 years ago this month, in mid- July 1986. I remember it like it was yesterday. The Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 behind starter Dennis Rassmussen...

    Carl Stoffers Written by Carl Stoffers about 4 years ago 2,269 reads 2 comments

  2. Why Jerry Manuel Has Failed Miserably To Motivate The Mets..and The City

    New York City. The Big Apple. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. New York celebrates spirit. New York celebrates toughness...

    Carl Stoffers Written by Carl Stoffers about 4 years ago 110 reads 0 comments

  3. A Pinstriped Flashback

    Riding home yesterday, I heard on the local sports talk station that Lou Piniella announced he will "retire" at the end of the season...

    Carl Stoffers Written by Carl Stoffers about 4 years ago 21 reads 0 comments

  4. Tony Gwynn: The Most Underrated Hitter To Ever Play the Game

    Who was the best pure hitter in baseball over the last 30 years? It's a fair question, and one that has been argued ad nauseam in many a barroom and barbecue...

    Carl Stoffers Written by Carl Stoffers about over 5 years ago 411 reads 3 comments

  5. Patriots-Ravens: Signs of a Conspiracy

    I've always been more of a fan of pro football than the college game.The 100+ teams in college, the players who only shine for two years, the train wreck of the BCS—it all wears me out...

    Carl Stoffers Written by Carl Stoffers about almost 7 years ago 2,877 reads 27 comments

  6. Irish Hell: A Merciful End for Charlie Weis

    In a particularly memorable episode of The Sopranos, Tony's nephew Christopher thinks he has a near death experience after being shot.As he lays in his bed in the ICU, Christopher tells Tony and Paulie he visited hell...

    Carl Stoffers Written by Carl Stoffers about almost 7 years ago 1,055 reads 2 comments

  7. Turkey Day in the NFL: Thanksgiving Memories

    Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday.It's only fitting that it's eternally linked with football—a uniquely American game.Baseball is over by Turkey Day, hockey's not our sport, and basketball...

    Carl Stoffers Written by Carl Stoffers about almost 7 years ago 997 reads 0 comments

  8. Whose Catastrophe?: The Narcissism of Nick Saban

    We've all heard the quotes—Alabama head coach Nick Saban comparing his team's loss to Louisiana-Monroe to September 11th and Pearl Harbor, as well as to an alcoholic hitting "rock bottom...

    Carl Stoffers Written by Carl Stoffers about almost 7 years ago 2,932 reads 55 comments

  9. The Ugly Truth About Boston Red Sox Fans

    I admit it—I hate the Boston Red Sox. Hate them. I can't help it—it's in the pinstriped blood that beats through my heart, which quite possibly has an interlocking "NY" tattooed on it...

    Carl Stoffers Written by Carl Stoffers about almost 7 years ago 1,392 reads 22 comments

  10. The Real Reason For Hating Alex Rodriguez

    Why do people hate Alex Rodriguez? Because he's overrated? Nope.Because he can’t win the big one? See Mattingly, Donald A. Too “pretty” for New York? See Jeter, Derek.No, it’s none of those things...

    Carl Stoffers Written by Carl Stoffers about almost 7 years ago 234 reads 1 comments