Jason Keidel

John Calipari (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Calipari Has Built A Dynasty At Kentucky, And He Should Never Leave

Kentucky basketball is clearly a dynasty. It’s a hybrid empire, with mutating parts every year plugged in by the program’s only monolith: John Calipari.

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Matt Harvey of the New York Mets pitches during the first inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Keidel: Getting Bent About Harvey Not Starting Opening Day Is Ridiculous

We need some action, some rain in the dry season, the fleeting moments before baseball really begins.

03/24/2015

Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao pose together at the end of their Press Conference promoting their upcoming fight.

Boxing Insider Talk: Stephen Espinoza, Showtime Sports

Stephen Espinoza, Showtime Sports EVP, speaks about negotiating the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, perhaps the most complex and lucrative fight deal in history.

03/24/2015

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: When It Comes To Pete Rose, Maybe It’s Time To Listen To The Fans

Those on each side think they are the universal arbiters of right and wrong, of course. But maybe it’s time — for once — to listen to fans, as they have the least to lose from the situation.

03/23/2015

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Boxing Trumps Team Sports

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is so naturally radiant that the two participants eschewed the obligatory, cross-country, promotional tour.

03/20/2015

Derek Fisher (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Why Would A Top Free Agent Want To Sign With The Knicks?

When can New Yorkers expect the Knicks to be relevant again? Nothing they’ve done this year injects any hope. At 13-53 they make you ashamed to say you’re from the five boroughs.

03/16/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao pose together at the end of their Press Conference promoting their upcoming fight on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Is Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout Five Years Too Late?

Experts have wondered if this fight, in a strict boxing sense, was announced five years too late. Maybe. But it doesn’t matter.

03/13/2015

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Keidel: Despite Their Splashy Moves, Jets Are Clearly Still Not As Good As Giants

Gang Green may be the team of the day, but you can bet on Big Blue being the team of the year.

03/12/2015

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Keidel: Bravo Jets, Way To Spend Money, But Revis Doesn’t Solve All Your Problems

The Jets are in a perilous place. Fresh faces on the sideline and inside the GM suite, some cap space, a new attitude and, perhaps, altitude.

03/11/2015

Brandon Marshall (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Certain To Mess Up The Marshall Plan

But essentials like karma and character are incidental to the Jets. Which is why they are, well, the Jets — perennial punch lines in the throes of a 46-year title drought.

03/10/2015

Daniel Murphy (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Keidel: Memo To Daniel Murphy — Stick To Baseball

Murphy’s mouth is as powerful as his bat. And he should know better than most about the accidental tripwires of the limelight.

03/04/2015

The Yankees’ Mariano Rivera waves to the crowd after leaving the game against the Rays in the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 26, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rivera Should Be At The Top Of All Lists When Pondering Gotham’s Greats

The laconic, iconic closer set 35 MLB records — including the most saves — and is more responsible for the Yankees’ five World Series titles since 1996 than anyone.

03/03/2015

Madison Square Garden on November 14, 2014  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Keidel: Before A Hardwood Hell, MSG Was The Center Of The Sports Universe

They say you don’t want MSG in your food. You certainly don’t want it in your hoops.

03/02/2015

The Angels’ Josh Hamilton, right, is congratulated by teammate Mike Trout after hitting a two-run home run against the Athletics in the third inning at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California, on Aug. 24, 2014. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Keidel: If Josh Hamilton Did Indeed Relapse He Needs Help, Not Your Judgments

In honor of the great Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday, let’s summon some Spock wisdom as it relates to the recent reports about Josh Hamilton.

02/27/2015

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