1. Tampa Rays' Fernando Rodney Tops List of Notable Mound Celebrations

    Major league pitchers have a long, rich history of eccentricities and idiosyncratic behaviors. The histrionics and wild antics that occur on the pitcher’s mound have always ...

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  2. New York Mets in 2012: An MLB Tale of 2 Seasons

    If you are a typical New York Met fan, you began this baseball season cloaked in blue and orange and the unflagging optimism that every Met fan must sport in order to preserve even a semblance of sanity...

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  3. Roger Clemens' Comeback: Who Really Cares?

    Is it fair to say that all of us—baseball disciples and regular citizens alike—have heard all we care to hear about Roger Clemens ? Even if his resurfacing (one that ...

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  4. Mark Sanchez/Tim Tebow Controversy Dominates New York Jets Camp

    The New York Jets training camp has certainly had its fair share of drama this year. But then again, what else is new? For those of you who have been spared the roiling tremors of histrionics thus far, let’s roll the highlight reel...

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  5. Bryce Harper of Washington Nationals Is Major League Baseball's Next 'Natural'

    There is perhaps no more compelling story in sports than that of the young baseball phenom—the proverbial diamond in the rough who captivates us with his precipitous rise from relative obscurity into the realm of the baseball deities...

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  6. Strange Start To 2012 Season Sets Stage For Exciting Mets-Yankees Showdown  

    It’s June 6. Despite last night's debacle against the Nationals , the New York Mets are riding a prevailing swell of success engendered by exemplary performances from their ...

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  7. New York Mets: Rookie Hunger Is the Key to Success

    If there was ever a question about the veracity of the adage “If your heart (and perhaps your wallet) is full, you don't feel that hungry,” a simple study of the New York Mets ' 2012 season thus far has eliminated it...

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  8. Cubs' Kerry Wood Proves to Be a Giant on Wrigley Mound

    It seems more and more these days one can turn to the sports section of the newspaper on any given morning, or tune in to SportsCenter at any time and be assaulted by stories highlighting ...

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  9. Boston Red Sox Fans, Fenway Park Celebrate Past, but Lament Recent History

    The Boston Red Sox celebrated 100 years of Fenway Park memories with pre-game festivities that included video reminiscences, appearances from 212 former players and a musical performance by The Boston Pops...

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  10. New York Mets: Fans Revel in Perfect Start to the Season

    Sitting in Citi Field Monday night, I couldn't help but notice (and of course smile) over the wonderful realization that something different was in the air. No, it wasn't the reconfigured dimensions and shorter fences...

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  11. New York Mets Sweep Braves, Rays Sweep Yankees? Thanks Easter Bunny

    I have long since abandoned chimerical beliefs in fanciful things such as Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, little green men who either occupy an alternate universe or tend to shiny pots of gold placed at the end of rainbows and, yes, the Easter Bunny...

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  12. The NFL Has Nothing on the MLB : Think About It

    As we inch closer and closer to the start of another baseball season, I find myself once again the reluctant participant in conversations with people who feel the need to disparage ...

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  13. New York Mets Could Use Some of the Los Angeles Dodgers' "Magic"

    Congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers and their fans on their remarkable reversal of fortune; they have been pulled from the quagmire of baseball irrelevance by a very notable hero...

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  14. New York Mets: David Wright and Johan Santana Prepare for 2012 Audition

    Those of you who have read my articles know how I feel about the beginning of a new baseball season. It is, without a doubt, the best time of year...

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  15. Andy Pettitte: New York Yankees Pitcher the Latest Pro Athlete to Cry Wolf

    Miranda’s Lambert’s song “The House that Built Me” begins by invoking the old adage “You know they say, you can’t go home again...

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  16. Joba Chamberlain: Bad Bounce Raises Interesting Question

    So what could possibly be wrong with a friendly game of 3-on-3 basketball? How about a Playstation 2 marathon featuring several Guitar Hero solos, or a relaxing jaunt to the country ...

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  17. Jets Trade Could Turn the Big Apple into Tebow Town

    As cliché as it may sound, I believe that all would agree that New York is the biggest stage there is in professional sports...

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  18. Peyton Manning's Move: A Sign of the Times? a Fan's Love for One-Team Athletes

    In the wake of the stunning announcement that the future Hall of Famer and Indianapolis Colts fixture Peyton Manning is heading to the Mile High City, I am once again filled with melancholy and find myself longing for the good old days in sports...

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  19. Baseball: More Than Just Our National Pastime

    Winter has been long—it always is. True, this year there was less snow in many regions, and Mother Nature’s usual penchant for heartless bluster was replaced with an inexplicable benevolence that warmed our thermometers in record fashion...

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