1. Billy Martin: A Christmas Day Tribute to One of Baseball's Greatest Managers

    Christmas is a time for celebration, a time for family, a time for unity, and, last but not least, a time for reflection. On December 25, 1989, 19 years ago from this day, the great baseball manager Billy Martin died in a car accident...

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  2. Yankee Ignorance Reaches New Heights

    Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow! So began Macbeth’s soliloquy, as he remained resigned to the fact that his life, his ascent to power, and his closest associates, were all dissipating one at a time...

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  3. Why The Recession Benefits Major League Baseball

    With the recession this country faces right now, which will very likely continue for at least the next two years, professional sports are going to be dealt a financial blow. Major League Baseball certainly will feel the effects of this financial crisis..

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 6 years ago 652 reads 3 comments

  4. Eddie Jordan Fired! How Dumb Can a Franchise Be?!

    When a team struggles out of the gate of a regular season, the fans harboring the fringe of the team's fanbase always begin hollering for a change of leadership...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 6 years ago 1,850 reads 14 comments

  5. Reforming the System: My Proposal for Postseason Division I College Football

    The BCS system is very broken. I do not need to give specific examples to illustrate that fact because it is so painfully obvious. Take a look at the BCS standings after the wild ride yesterday in college football...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 6 years ago 284 reads 2 comments

  6. Predictions and Assessments of the 2008 Major League Baseball Playoffs

    After careful analysis of the LDS matchups, I am prepared to offer my predictions as to who will win each round and why. Feel free to comment on my predictions and offer suggestions for me to reconsider...

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  7. 1971 MLB All-Star Game: Greatest Midsummer Classic Ever!

    The 1971 All-Star Game held at Tiger Stadium in Detroit was the greatest Midsummer Classic of all time. Granted, the game did not come down to a walk-off hit or a final at-bat; however, the game did achieve a plethora of feats...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about 6 years ago 2,882 reads 0 comments

  8. Washington Wizards Basketball 2008-2009: Release Gilbert Arenas in Order to Win

    The Washington Wizards are down 3-1 and are on the verge of being eliminated convincingly by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the 2008 playoffs...

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  9. Flyers-Capitals: Horrendous, Downright Criminal Officiating Dooms Washington

    First, the officials called a ticky-tacky tripping call against the Capitals after already attempting to kill a four-minute double minor high-sticking penalty against Federov with the game tied 1-1 late in the first period...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 6 years ago 1,114 reads 2 comments

  10. Washington Nationals: Progress...er... Regress Report

    Three weeks into the 2008 season, the Washington Nationals find themselves in last place in the NL East with a dismal 5-14 record...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 6 years ago 427 reads 1 comments

  11. What's Wrong with MLB's Wild Card

    As a baseball traditionalist, I despise the current postseason format in its entirety. In 1994, it was announced that there was going to be three divisions with a best-of-five League Division ...

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  12. Murderers' Row Reincarnate: 2008 Detroit Tigers

    The 1927 New York Yankees have always been considered the quintessential team of the Twentieth Century.Nicknamed "Murderers’ Row,” the 1927 Yankees, led by their crushing batting ...

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  13. Rube Walker Should Be in the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Before I begin, I would like to make this point loud and clear. Rube Walker was my grandfather; however, I am not posting this to brag or boast...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 6 years ago 421 reads 6 comments

  14. The Washington Nationals: The Soon-To-Be NL East Champions

    In the final two weeks of the 2007 season, the Washington Nationals dictated the exciting division race between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies...

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