“Firsts” will loom huge come Saturday as the New Meadowlands Racetrack starter leads an 11-horse Hambletonian field into action.
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.
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.
For whatever Rashad Jennings becomes in the Giants’ backfield, he’ll never top his own personal journey to the NFL.
The Jets have much to accomplish this camp. If they get it done, Rex might just have a shot at sticking around.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
However it went down, retrieving the purloined property is going to be quite a task, probably an impossible one.
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.
Gehrig taught a lesson on July 4, 1939. His speech, the greatest ever delivered in the sports arena, continues to teach today.
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.