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Boston Fans Subscribe to Own Idiocy
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Boston Fans Subscribe to Own Idiocy

Posted April 15, 2005 by YankTank

BOSTON (April 14) – After being routed by their sworn enemy the Yankees, Boston declared April 13 as the date for the collective recognition that both the Red Sox franchise and their fans are, in fact, idiots.

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A Flying Leap Over Jaws: The future of sports?
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General Sports

A Flying Leap Over Jaws: The future of sports?

Posted March 20, 2005 by YankTank

I honestly thought that movie “Closer” was going to be about Gagne. And after 10 years of watching Bev 9er, what I remember most is that Dylan McKay’s dad used “Eddie Waitkus” as his witness protection program alias. Along the same lines, the most recent episode of Arrested Development also thematically translated into a sports-related [...]

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A Real American Classic: A Father’s Day Tribute
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General Sports

A Real American Classic: A Father’s Day Tribute

Posted June 16, 2005 by YankTank

“Never go down looking.” I only applied to one school, only wrote one college essay, waxed philosophical on only one “best advice I ever received” topic. I’m 24-years old, and now I look upon most baseball metaphors with a disdain usually reserved for ESPN writers. But I still hold my father’s sound wisdom, his insistence [...]

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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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The Boys Are Back in Town…
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MLB General

The Boys Are Back in Town…

Posted April 12, 2005 by YankTank

“Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light.” -Dante, on the baseball off-season “What you have to remember is that a baseball isn’t a week or a month, but a season. And a season is a long time.” -Chuck Tanner Last year on January 1, I ignored a garden-variety [...]

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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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A Thing or Two About That A-Rod Story
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MLB

A Thing or Two About That A-Rod Story

Posted February 22, 2009 by YankTank

  Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue. -Moliere I am the proud owner of a blue iPod mini that I received as a Christmas present in 2004. Now every time I use it, I feel like Josh Baskin toiling away on his turn-of-the-century Macintosh. The reason for this being that [...]

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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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