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Ernie Palladino

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Palladino: Lagares, St. Louis, Cruz Took Life’s Knocks — And Came Back Stronger

When real life invades sports, that’s when the true measure of an athlete is taken. The rest is a storybook.

05/23/2014

General view of Citi Field as the St. Louis Cardinals play the New York Mets on June 11, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets Need New Attitude At Pitcher-Friendly Citi Field

There’s no reason for this team to be floundering at home. An attitude adjustment, not shorter fences, is what this squad needs.

05/21/2014

New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro makes a catch during the first day of rookie minicamp on May 16, 2014 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Palladino: Rex, Jets Need Rookie TE Amaro To Catch On With Offense

These days, tight end is an offensive position. So is it any wonder that the Jets’ second-round draft pick, Jace Amaro, is being handed a bushel full of expectations?

05/19/2014

CC Sabathia (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Busted Rotation May Send Yankees Shopping Come July

Thank goodness for Masahiro Tanaka. Without him, who knows where the Yankees would be right now. Where they’ll be in another month is quite a different story.

05/16/2014

Masahiro Tanaka  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Rafael Montero  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Tanaka-Montero Subway Series Matchup One For The Future

We all know about Masahiro Tanaka. In fact, we have known about him and his magical splitter for months and months. The guy we don’t know about may be the real treat of this game.

05/14/2014

Jace Amaro  (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images), Devon Kennard  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Palladino: Will Picks Pan Out? Jets, Giants Find Plenty Of Potential In Draft

Whether any of these guys pan out is for the future. For now, needs were met, expectations were raised. While history was made in St. Louis, the Giants and Jets found plenty of potential.

05/12/2014

Joe Torre at Yankees Old Timers' Day in 2011. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: No Doubt, Torre Earned Spot In Yankees’ Single-Digit Club

Between great players and great managers, the Yankees will soon run themselves into a laundry shortage. Well, not really. The numbering can go up to 99 after all. But you get the gist.

05/09/2014

Tom Savage (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Palladino: What To Do, What To Do? Jets Can Go 3 Ways In Draft

Anything is possible for a general manager trying to fill so many holes, with so many picks at his disposal.

05/07/2014

Zach Mettenberger (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images), Eli Manning (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants Should Spend High Pick On Quarterback

Given the presence of a longtime starter and a capable, if unspectacular back on the roster, should Big Blue consider taking a quarterback in one of the first three rounds of this week’s draft?

05/05/2014

Mets owners Fred (L) and Jeff Wilpon (R) (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Palladino: Hey, Chowderheads! Be REAL Mets Fans And Come To Citi Field!

Attention all you semi-loyal, on-the-fence, wishy-washy Mets fans. Only 12 days remain to get tickets for the May 14-15 Subway Series with the Yanks at Citi Field. Of course, you probably didn’t know that was happening.

05/02/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a press conference to discuss Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on April 29, 2014 in New York City. Silver announced that Sterling will be banned from the NBA for life and will be fined $2.5 million for racist comments released in audio recordings. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: NBA Commish Silver Was Sterling On Punishment

The NBA can’t legislate thought. But it can do something about the thinkers who just don’t fit in with its goals or image. Adam Silver did that Tuesday, perfectly.

04/30/2014

Eric Ebron (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants Facing Choice Between Ebron, WR Or DE In First Round

A number of mock drafts have the Giants taking North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron with their 12th pick on May 8. They may be right. But Big Blue has other needs, too.

04/28/2014

Red Sox manager John Farrell (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), Yankees starter Michael Pineda caught with pine tar on his neck (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images).

Palladino: Red Sox, Farrell May Pay For Pine Tar Move

John Farrell misused a valuable piece of information. And with one rash decision, Boston’s manager might have done the Yanks a huge favor.

04/25/2014

Jenrry Mejia (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: How About Those Hurlers? Mets’ Starters Have Gotten Job Done

This can all blow up in Terry Collins’ face over the next few days, weeks or months. But for now, he can’t argue with what his starters have done lately.

04/23/2014

Carlos Beltran of the New York Yankees hits a two-run single in front of Jose Molina of the Tampa Bay Rays to score Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury during the top of the 12th inning of a game on April 20, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Extra-Innings Win Huge Boost For Yankees

Nobody wins divisions in April. But a team can certainly dig itself a hole deep enough to lose one. The Yanks prevented that Sunday — against a team many pick as the cream of the AL East crop.

04/21/2014

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