Ernie Palladino

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Palladino: ‘Firsts’ Will Dominate Saturday’s Hambletonian

“Firsts” will loom huge come Saturday as the New Meadowlands Racetrack starter leads an 11-horse Hambletonian field into action.

08/01/2014

Joe Torre gives his speech during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 27, 2014 in Cooperstown, New York. Torre managed for 29 seasons with 2,326 victories and led the New York Yankees to six American League pennants and four World Series titles. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Hall Of Famer Joe Torre Honors Guys Who Did It Right

Sunday was about doing it by the rules. This crop of Hall of Famers achieved their stats playing it clean in an unfortunate era where chemicals overshadow its greats.

07/28/2014

Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Palladino: Tulowitzki Would Energize Citi Field, But Will Mets Go For It?

If there was a team in New York that could afford to take a risk, and probably should at least send out a feeler to the Rockies, it is the Mets.

07/25/2014

Rashad Jennings while with the Oakland Raiders (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: ‘Pudgy Scrub’ Jennings Heading Up Giants’ Sleek Backfield

For whatever Rashad Jennings becomes in the Giants’ backfield, he’ll never top his own personal journey to the NFL.

07/23/2014

Rex Ryan (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Palladino: Rex Ryan’s Coaching Future Begins This Week

The Jets have much to accomplish this camp. If they get it done, Rex might just have a shot at sticking around.

07/21/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) and Adam Wainwright (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) during the 85th MLB All-Star Game.

Palladino: Wainwright Controversy Exemplifies Why ASG Shouldn’t Affect October

If the old rules applied to the All-Star Game, Wainwright’s pitch and Jeter’s resultant double would not have created even a ripple of controversy.

07/18/2014

National League All-Star Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets bats against the American League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Trade Daniel Murphy? Tough Call For Mets GM Alderson

The players like Murphy. The fans like Murphy. We’ll see in the next couple of weeks how much the rest of the league likes him.

07/16/2014

Shane Greene (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images), Jacob deGrom  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Replacement Arms Key For Mets, Yankees In Second Half

Good fortune certainly smiles if the kid works out. If he doesn’t, then the position goes down the tubes. If enough spots follow, then the season goes out the window.

07/14/2014

Bartolo Colon grounds out to first in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves on July 10, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Pitchers Batting 8th? Going Away From Book Helps Mets

It might have been asking too much for Bartolo Colon to become an offensive force out of that spot. Still, there was some clear thinking from manager Terry Collins.

07/11/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Palladino: Derek Jeter, The Illusionist, Shows Why His Mind Will Be Missed

Along with his clutch hits, clean fielding, and instinctive base running, Derek Jeter showed again Monday why baseball is going to miss this guy. He’s just so smart.

07/09/2014

Brandon McCarthy (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Palladino: McCarthy Trade Not A Season-Saver For Yankees

Nabbing either Samardzija or Hammel would have done Brian Cashman a lot of good. But since the A’s swooped in and grabbed them both, the Yanks GM has apparently flown into panic mode.

07/07/2014

A sparse crowd at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Who Swiped Our Baseball Season?

However it went down, retrieving the purloined property is going to be quite a task, probably an impossible one.

07/04/2014

Former general manager Frank Cashen speaks during a press conference for his induction into the New York Mets Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31, 2010 at Citi Field. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Frank Cashen Was The Mets’ Last Great Architect

When he died Monday at age 88, he took with him a piece of Mets history that even Wilpon’s financial miscues and baseball tomfoolery of the current century could not overshadow.

07/02/2014

Baseball star Lou Gehrig (1903 - 1941) hits a home run. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Palladino: Gehrig’s Legendary Speech Still Teaches Us Lessons Today

Gehrig taught a lesson on July 4, 1939. His speech, the greatest ever delivered in the sports arena, continues to teach today.

06/30/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Palladino: When MLB Teams Play Poorly, Fans Should Get Refund

Since baseball has all but abandoned the single-admission, Sunday doubleheader in favor of day-night twin bills, Teixeira’s idea is the next best thing.

06/27/2014

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