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The Baseball Hangover
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New York Yankees

The Baseball Hangover

Posted October 10, 2006 by YankTank

The only good thing to come out of the movie “Meet Joe Black” was a scene portraying a quick one-two punch of cars slamming into Brad Pitt. Right in succession. The only good thing to come out of this weekend was that I now have a reason to gratuitously reference this scene. That’s just the [...]

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Playing Defense: The People vs. The NY Yankees
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MLB General

Playing Defense: The People vs. The NY Yankees

Posted March 15, 2005 by YankTank

I may or may not be the same person who fiercely argued that A-Rod swat was actually part of the natural running motion. And I may have also adamantly contended that the Ken Jennings fiasco was a scam ABC pulled to get their ratings up. And lastly, there’s a possibility I wrote a college paper [...]

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Boston: Bean- Beer- and a Buffalo
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Boston Red Sox

Boston: Bean- Beer- and a Buffalo

Posted April 26, 2007 by YankTank

“I have just returned from Boston. It’s the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.” -Fred Allen, (1894-1957) comedian I don’t eat New England clam chowder or Boston éclairs. I don’t wear the color red at all during baseball season. I weasel out of business trips that involve a Massachusetts destination. The [...]

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The Scorch Has Been Passed to a New Generation
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New York Mets

The Scorch Has Been Passed to a New Generation

Posted October 4, 2007 by YankTank

“How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways: gradually, and then suddenly.” -Ernest Hemmingway, The Sun Also Rises Thank you, Queens. Thank you for doing the impossible. Thank you for flooding the headlines and monopolizing the morning news. Thank you for securing your own special spot in history and diluting ours. Thank for liberating us from [...]

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Girls on the Side(lines)
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General Sports

Girls on the Side(lines)

Posted January 23, 2009 by YankTank

“A woman with a woman’s viewpoint is of more value when she forgets she’s a woman and begins to act like a man.” –Leonor Kretzer Sullivan, American Congressman On January 20, 2009, the first African American President of the United States was sworn into office. The country wept with pride, hope and relief, with a [...]

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"The Prom Queen isn’t even that pretty": Tiara Envy in the MLB
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MLB General

"The Prom Queen isn’t even that pretty": Tiara Envy in the MLB

Posted September 14, 2006 by YankTank

Chicks can typically be generalized into a few different categories: unassailably good-looking, ugly, average, and–by far, the worst–girls who were told, at one point in their lives, that they were hot. They’re the real problematic species: the girl who, in her sophomore year of college, went to a frat house and some drunk dude who’s [...]

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Trading Up is Hard to Do
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MLB General

Trading Up is Hard to Do

Posted June 14, 2006 by YankTank

My last boyfriend didn’t know what a bunt was. He thought it was some kind of pastry sold at Yankee Stadium. I would dangle baseball-relationship metaphors above his head, and he would just roll his eyes and return his attention back to playing Halo 2. Which is probably why warning him the trade deadline was [...]

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The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Choosing Sides in the 2008 World Series
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MLB General

The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Choosing Sides in the 2008 World Series

Posted October 27, 2008 by YankTank

“There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic, the person whom in one impulse, one value, assumes ascendancy over all others.” -Milton R. Sapirstein There are few things more aggravating than trying to escape mushrooming media hype of a story you just don’t want to hear. The internet is a demon the day immediately after [...]

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