1. 2012 New York Mets Are the Most Two-Faced Team in Major League Baseball

    Quick question—what do the 2012 New York Mets and actor Aaron Eckhart have in common? Answer—they've both been two-face(d). (Insert rim shot here...

    Doug Gladstone Written by Doug Gladstone about almost 2 years ago 514 reads 8 comments

  2. Baseball's All-Time Funniest Quotes, Rants, Zingers & One-Liners

    Popular culture aficionados like myself know that it was 72 years ago today that Bugs Bunny, that wascaly rabbit himself, made his official debut in the Academy Award-nominated short film, A Wild Hare ...

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  3. R.A. Dickey's 2012 Season Reminiscent of Tom Seaver's 1970 Campaign

    Much like the New York Mets' season these days, one has to wonder whether the bloom is coming off R.A. Dickey's 2012 rose...

    Doug Gladstone Written by Doug Gladstone about almost 2 years ago 495 reads 2 comments

  4. Thought Provoking Tim McCarver Comment Highlights HOF Awards Presentation

    On October 10, 1964, the late Mickey Mantle led off in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 3 of the World Series. The score was tied at 1-1, and the Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals were tied at one game each...

    Doug Gladstone Written by Doug Gladstone about almost 2 years ago 427 reads 2 comments

  5. New York Mets Should Consider Selling as MLB Trade Deadline Approaches

    With apologies to the Bard of Avon, be a seller, not a buyer. As the Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, that's my advice to the New York Mets ...

    Doug Gladstone Written by Doug Gladstone about almost 2 years ago 527 reads 7 comments

  6. MLB Isn't Paying Pensions to Herb Washington and Other Persons of Color

    "In matters of race, in matters of decency, baseball should lead the way." —A. Bartlett Giamatti The late Commissioner was a smart man, and I would have written ...

    Doug Gladstone Written by Doug Gladstone about almost 2 years ago 650 reads 4 comments

  7. SI, HBO and ESPN Fail to Take MLB to Task over Retiree Pension Scandal

    "The vital measure of a newspaper is not its size but its spirit, that is, to report the news fully, accurately, fairly and completely...

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  8. Retired Detroit Tiger Hurler Babe Birrer Shown No Mercy by MLB

    As sports anniversaries go, July 19 probably doesn't mean a thing to you. But it does to Werner Joseph "Babe" Birrer, the retired Detroit Tigers hurler who made his debut in The Show on June 5, 1955...

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  9. Former MLB Player Jay D. Schlueter Dies Without Receiving MLB Retirement Benefit

    In the final episode of M*A*S*H, the pompous doctor portrayed by actor David Ogden Stiers gets a send-off that’s arguably one of the most indelible images in television history...

    Doug Gladstone Written by Doug Gladstone about 4 years ago 979 reads 0 comments

  10. New Book Exposes Baseball Pension Scandal

    (With a foreword written by the Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, Dave Marash, Douglas J. Gladstone's soon-to-be released book, A Bitter Cup of Coffee; How MLB & The Players ...

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