Posts Tagged ‘Baseball’

History of a Pinstripe Empire

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

ot_PinstripeEmpireCover By John Friia “Being a Yankee meant something and still does,” Yogi Berra states in Marty Appel’s new book Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from before the Babe to after the Boss. Unlike most Yankee biographies that have been published, Appel’s book is a narrative history of the famous team with insights from some [&hellip
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Is Too Much Truth Uncouth?: Defending dishonesty

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

jeanne By Jeanne Martinet The headlines have been full of the story of Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels hitting Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper in the back with the baseball a couple Sundays ago, afterward admitting publicly that he had done it on purpose. Most commentators seem to agree that the real transgression was not the “drilling” but [&hellip
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From Active to Artsy

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

A guide to summer day camps By Meghan Gearino, Kat Harrison and Elizabeth Raymond If you tally all of the day camps in the city along with all of the day camps within an hour’s drive, you have an extraordinary menu of summer experiences. From traditional day camps that offer a mix of sports, crafts [&hellip
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Not So Amazin’ Season Start

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, Sports

Citifield Courtesty of Adam Mazza Yesterday was the Mets’ opening day at Citifield. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the wind is howling mournfully between the empty seats. It seems many fans have soured over what hasn’t been an amazing year for the Mets, forcing to the team to have what looks to be the first Opening [&hellip
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My Adult Fantasy League

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

You may think that turning 50 has made my fantasies about playing Major League Baseball a bit implausible. But I perform like an athlete half my age. While my studio apartment is too crowded with breakable objects for me to swing a bat like I once did in my spacious childhood bedroom, I still dive [&hellip
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Kenyon Record-Breaker

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Throughout his high school career, Will Smith considered himself primarily a defensive player. He started at shortstop for four straight years at Collegiate. But when he arrived at Kenyon College, he made an important discovery about getting playing time. “All I really wanted to do was play every day,” Smith said. “I realized that in [&hellip
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That Elusive Perfect Game

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Everyone was ready to see the magic happen again. From the players to the coaches to the spectators to the umpires—they were all hoping to see the lightning bolt of an arm that had just produced a perfect game deliver a repeat performance. Lightning didn’t strike twice for Nolan Becker, the senior lefty from Stuyvesant [&hellip
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