Jason Keidel

Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out for the second out of the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Yankees Being Hypocritical For Ignoring A-Rod Milestones

Whenever I’m slightly objective about the Yankees, I’m branded nouns unsuitable for family programming — particularly on Twitter, the toxic waste of human dialogue. Well, then I’m writing this in my HAZMAT suit.

04/15/2015

Phil Jackson (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: As A Franchise, The Knicks Are The NBA’s Version Of ‘The Walking Dead’

The annual eulogy is real, just like the Knicks are really bad. Their ignominious run of wretched basketball is rolling out like a red carpet.

04/13/2015

Boxer Manny Pacquiao poses on the red carpet before a joint press conference with Floyd Mayweather Jr on March 11, 2015 at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in Los Angeles, California. Mayweather and Pacquiao are scheduled to fight May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Countdown To Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout

Three weeks. 21 days. 504 hours. 30,240 minutes. 1,814,400 seconds. That’s how long it is until Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. finally bump gloves in Las Vegas.

04/10/2015

Ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr is seen in the ring.

Boxing Insider Talk: Jimmy Lennon Jr, Boxing Ring Announcer

Jimmy Lennon Jr, hall of fame boxing ring announcer, talks about his father, career and the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout on May 2.

04/09/2015

Stephen Drew #14 of the New York Yankees misses a hit by Jose Reyes of the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth inning on April 8, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Bronx Bombers Are About To Bomb For The Third Straight Season

The Bronx Bombers are about to bomb, for the third straight season. No tweet or Twitter troll can change that truth.

04/09/2015

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre salutes the fans as he walks onto the field on Opening Day against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 6, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: These Yankees Are Painfully Ordinary And Won’t Make The Playoffs

Joe Torre’s presence at Yankee Stadium on Monday was both comforting and haunting. A corporeal bridge to the good times and great teams, Torre also reminds us how far the Yankees have fallen.

04/07/2015

Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts during a press conference after the Wildcats were defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers during the Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Keidel: Calipari’s Failed Run At Perfection Could Be Blessing For College Hoops

While the white-hot drama of a Duke-Kentucky, Coach K vs. Coach Cal matchup would have been irresistible, the long-term impact trumps the ephemeral thrill.

04/06/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks at the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao Press Conference on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout A Boon To Las Vegas Wagers

Hundreds of millions will not only be paid to the two iconic combatants, but you can double that number in wagers.

04/03/2015

Chris Mullin speaks with CBS2's Otis Livingston following his introduction as new head coach of the St. John's Red Storm at Carnesecca Arena on April 1, 2015. (Photo by CBS2/WLNY)

Keidel: Mullin Brings Jolt To Johnnies, But It’s A Major Leap Of Faith

It was a perfect presser and stroll down the years at St. John’s. Rookie coach Chris Mullin looked great yesterday, but it won’t matter much if he doesn’t produce tomorrow.

04/02/2015

Virgil Hunter watches Amir Khan shadow box in his gym.

Boxing Insider Talk: Virgil Hunter, Boxing Trainer And Analyst

Virgil Hunter, renowned boxing trainer, talks Mayweather-Pacquiao and his new role as a CBS Sports boxing analyst.

04/01/2015

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils makes a speech after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 66-52 in the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Keidel: Is Coach K Closing In On Wooden As The Greatest Of All Time?

Even if you don’t consider Coach K the equal of Coach Wooden — or even close — there’s no shame in coming in second place. At least in this case.

03/31/2015

Chris Mullin watches from the stands as St. John's takes on Marquette during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2009. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Keidel: Logic Lacking In Chris Mullin’s Expected Return To St. John’s

Some just don’t know when to quit. Some should know not to even start. Like Chris Mullin, who’s reportedly on the verge of becoming the Red Storm’s new head coach.

03/30/2015

Boxers Manny Pacquiao (R) from the Philippines and Floyd Mayweather from the US face each other during a press conference on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, to launch the countdown to their May 2, 2015 super-fight in Las Vegas. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mind Games Have Begun For Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout

First it was Floyd Mayweather, Jr. poaching all potential sparring partners from Manny Pacquiao.

03/27/2015

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.

03/26/2015

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

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