Tag Archives: George Steinbrenner

An A-bomb from A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez surpassed Willie Mays last night by batting career home run 661. Not all of them came out of a bottle or from stiletto hypodermic needle. When the New York Yankees signed A-Rod, when the late George Steinbrenner their … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Derek Jeter

With Derek Jeter’s pre-Valentine’s Day bombshell, that he will not be returning to Major League Baseball after 2014, please permit me (Evander) to reflect a few moments on aspects of his remarkable career. I have come to realize that Jeter … Continue reading

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Franchising: the Glamour

Time was when baseball owners had color and character: Ted Turner of the Atlanta Braves and his then-wife Jane Fonda, and of course George Steinbrenner had plenty of both. But that was then and this is now, and aside from … Continue reading

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Predicting the 2013 Baseball Season

The 2013 baseball season, which opens on April Fools’ Day, promises to make a fool of all prognosticators. Nothing new in this. How could one imagine the Fall Classic when spring has barely sprung? To make things even a little … Continue reading

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News for the Delphic Oracle and the Baseball Writers

We might add another Yeats line to our title: Speech after long silence. There has not been much action in this lackluster Hot-stove League Season—unless you are a follower of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, signers of troubled superstar … Continue reading

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The Unhappy Recap, Part 2

The Players Tom Seaver’s June 15, 1977, exile to Cincinnati represented the apex (or nadir) of the dismantling of the great and beloved Mets teams of 1969 and 1973. Cleon Jones, Tommie Agee, Ron Swoboda, Nolan Ryan, Rusty Staub, and … Continue reading

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The Unhappy Recap, Part 1

Former Baseball Hall of Fame librarian and researcher Russell Wolinsky is our guest blogger for a special three-part series on “The Dark Years: The Demise of the New York Mets—June 15, 1977, to June 15, 1983.” Please welcome Russell, and … Continue reading

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