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A Thing or Two About That A-Rod Story
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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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Steroids vs. Gambling: The Deadlier Sin
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Steroids vs. Gambling: The Deadlier Sin

Posted April 29, 2005 by YankTank

“In gambling, the many must lose so that the few may win.” -George Bernard Shaw I once asked a tech support guy in the Apple Store what the over/under line was on how long it would take to fix my ibook charger, and if I could arrange a payment plan based on the money line. [...]

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The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem: How Sports Have Skewed My Sanity
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The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem: How Sports Have Skewed My Sanity

Posted January 1, 2009 by YankTank

“The fan is the one who suffers.” -Frank Robinson When you’ve spent enough time screaming at the TV in public or when you have worn enough team-branded clothing, you become known as the sports you support. You become the first person people think of when your team loses or wins, which means the sound of [...]

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"The Prom Queen isn’t even that pretty": Tiara Envy in the MLB
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"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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Spring Training: A Vacation From Baseball Discord
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Spring Training: A Vacation From Baseball Discord

Posted March 29, 2005 by YankTank

“Nothing will ever be as much fun as baseball.”–Mickey Mantle Truer words were never spoken. When faced with having to use up 5 vacation days before the end of March, it was pretty clear what I needed to do. I could either go to Rio with my girlfriends or Tampa alone. (Or stay home and [...]

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For Love Of The Game: Retirement Case Studies To Help Jamie Moyer
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For Love Of The Game: Retirement Case Studies To Help Jamie Moyer

Posted November 3, 2008 by YankTank

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”–Orson Welles My dad tells this story of his friend’s big night at the craps table in Vegas. It was one of those scenes that generally doesn’t exist in reality–the casino’s population all concentrated around this one table, my dad’s [...]

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