Keidel: Let's Hope Yankees Are Past $153 Million Mistakes Like EllsburyIf the financial gluttony from the Yankees since 2002 isn't enough proof that you can't buy championships simply by poaching stars from other clubs, look at one of the last remnants of the pre-rebuilding days. Jacoby Ellsbury.
Keidel: No Telling If Mets Can Get Back On Track In 2018Zack Wheeler landing on the DL was just punctuation on an epitaph long written on the 2017 Mets. A season with so much promise so quickly devolved into three months of injury and ineptitude.
Keidel: Stanton Rumor Flies In Face Of Yankees' Supposed New ApproachThere was a sense of nostalgia when after the Yanks lost to the Mariners, there were reports of local interest in Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
Keidel: Kyrie Can't Do Any Better Than ClevelandKyrie Irving, Cavs point guard playing with LeBron James on a team likely to return to the NBA Finals, wants a trade for some reason.
Keidel: What's Left To Say About O.J. Simpson?O.J. Simpson is the most polarizing sports figure of the last 50 years. What people think about him says more about society than about him.
Keidel: Can We Still Call This Season A Success If Yankees Miss Playoffs?The Yanks went young. And it worked. Gary Sanchez was a sensation last year, and Aaron Judge quickly morphed into the face of baseball this year, his linebacker frame and equally monstrous fly balls took the sport by storm.
Keidel: Is Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott A Leader Or Headcase?Ezekiel Elliott is a top player on a top NFL team. Can Jerry Jones or someone in the Cowboys organization get him to act like one?
Keidel: How Does Roger Federer Keep Winning?Roger Federer keeps defying physics and time. Is Tennis's greatest player defined by his wins or his ability to learn from losses?
Keidel: Francesa And Russo Were The Best That We'll Ever HearESPN ran a fabulous "30 For 30" documentary on Thursday that was entirely about New York, for New York, and starring two New Yorkers. 
Keidel: Don't Shoot The Messenger, But Judge Should Just Retire NowAfter observing the cultural parade float that Aaron Judge has become, adored by men, women, and children like few we've ever seen, even in New York City, I've decided that he should retire.
Keidel: Yankees' Cashman In A Tough Spot As Trade Deadline NearsWith general manager Brian Cashman preaching prudence when asked about any power moves he might make before the July 31 trade deadline, it doesn't sound like the Yanks are loading up for a pennant push.
Keidel: Rest Of NBA Spending Big In Futile Effort To Catch WarriorsIt's hard to think of a more chaotic NBA offseason than this one, which is now making the Hot Stove League look less like a bonfire than a Bunsen burner.

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