The Yankees won after a big ninth inning and everyone’s writing about the “quirky” Johnny Damon play in which he stole two bases on one pitch. In the Post, Kevin Kernan says it puts Damon’s whole career into perspective, and Kernan backhands a rather high compliment.
Damon doesn’t throw well, his Read More
How good is the next name going to have to be, from baseball’s secret steroids-offender list? The returns on the leaks from the six-year-old document are already diminishing: Alex Rodriguez was boffo, scandal-perfect, exactly what everyone wanted to hear.
But that was the peak. The Manny Ramirez–David Ortiz combo? Ramirez was already serving a Read More
New York Post: Let’s start at the top, shall we? Umm. A guy with a jetpack seems to have propelled himself out of a diving plane and survived its crash. The picture looks a bit like a scene from a G.I. Joe cartoon show: Drat, Destro got away again! “Great escape” reads the copy, in Read More
New York Post: The trial of 84-year-old Anthony Marshall, son of the late great socialite and heiress Brooke Astor, has all the elements of a Trial of the Century: Every Monday through Thursday, muckraking journalists, the sliver of obsessed public, and various luminaries of the Manhattan social and charity circuit pack the lower Manhattan Read More
The problem with the post-season in most sports is that one league or conference is often much stronger than the other league or conference. When this happens, the playoffs become anticlimactic, with the actual championship series or game becoming a foregone conclusion once the stronger conference crowns its champion. Read More
On June 27, Joe Torre said that suffering through the Yankees’ losing streak felt like falling off a cliff. That day, The New York Times called the team’s summer slump “depths never experienced in Torre’s 12 years as manager.”
But Johnny Damon, fresh from visits to his Orlando chiropractor and dentist, was rejuvenated. On Read More
The Yankees saved their skins—and by some accounts, their manager Joe Torre—when they rallied past a two-run deficit and Roger Clemens’ injured hamstring to beat the Cleveland Indians last night at Yankee Stadium 8 to 4.
Johnny Damon, who put the Yankees to sleep three Octobers ago with a grand slam as a Red Sox Read More
Today, the New York Post reports that both the Mets and Yankees are interested in acquiring Philies slugger Bobby Abreu. But would the all-star outfielder move to Manhattan full-time?
Well, in May 2005, The Observer broke the news that Mr. Abreu had purchased a $3.9 million pied-a-terre at One Beacon Read More
Booing Johnny Damon—what a bunch of classless ingrates.
As I remember, Johnny Damon was playing for the Oakland A’s when the Red Sox took him, by giving him a ton more money, ripping off a small-market club. He came to Boston and put in three great years. He didn’t complain, didn’t hotdog, just played Read More
Gossip columnists have been dogging newly minted bachelor Russell Simmons ever since the hip-hop mogul’s announcement last month that he was divorcing Kimora Lee.
But he’s still trying to unload what seems like the ultimate bachelor pad: his duplex penthouse at 114 Liberty Street.
Thrice already he’s cut the price on the 7,000-square-foot apartment, which Read More