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NYC Subway Series Round 2

The suddenly hot Mets, as hot as the weather this first day of summer (which is when I, Evander, always feel the season truly starts—in fact, the season doesn’t really take shape till mid-August), and the suddenly not-so-hot Yankees (unlike … Continue reading

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Weird Game

The Baltimore Orioles bested the Boston Red Sox today in Fenway Park. How weird was this game? It took more than six hours to complete. Orioles designated hitter Chris Davis went 0 for 8. Then, he was summoned to pitch! … Continue reading

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Tough-luck Buck

Buck Showalter was a fine minor-league first baseman in the Yankees farm system. He had the poor luck of being at that position when Don Mattingly was bashing all those home runs. Showalter was then given the job of managing … Continue reading

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They’d Name a Candy Bar after Me

When Reggie Jackson of the Baltimore Orioles boasted ca. 1976 that “They’d name a candy bar after me if I played in New York” he wasn’t kidding. I (Evander) remember a 1977 Yankee Stadium opening-day field littered with thousands of … Continue reading

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It Just Got Wilder

As announced earlier, the Houston Astros, the team that entered the National League along with the New York Mets in 1962, will slide over to the American League right after the club’s fiftieth-anniversary celebration as an N.L. team. Two Wild … Continue reading

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Plenty of Brotherly Love Except for the Rest of the National League

The Philadelphia Phillies are in a class by themselves, and in 2011 should win their second World Series in four seasons. I (Evander) start with the starters: Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels are the southpaws. Lee has proved himself one … Continue reading

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