Jess K. Coleman


If ever one article generated a deafening buzz, it is Jeffrey Toobin’s article, “Madoff’s Curveball,” in the May 30, 2011 edition of The New Yorker. The article outlines the problems faced by Met’s owner, Fred Wilpon, who allegedly had knowledge of Bernie Madoff’s infamous scandal, and who could be hit with […]

“Madoff’s Curveball,” Uncovered


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Anyone who follows national politics knows of the ongoing fiscal debate, and the political mess that has come with it: Republicans want tax cuts for the wealthiest American’s, shifting all the burdens to the less fortunate, while Democrats have failed to form a cohesive resolution within their own party. More […]

Where Have Our Values Gone?


In yet another battle in the steep, uphill war for instant replay in Major League Baseball, it appears there has been but one more small victory. On Thursday, The Associated Press reported that MLB is “leaning toward” an expansion of instant replay that would include trapped balls and fair-or-foul rulings […]

Losing Sight on Replay



South Dakota legislators are attempting to push through a new law that would protect student athletes from a growing national epidemic: concussions. The law would require athletes to go through a series of tests before reentering the game if they show even the slightest symptoms of a concussion. It would also […]

MLB, Meet South Dakota


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New York Rangers – New York Islanders = $32,265,000 Los Angeles Lakers – Sacramento Kings = $47,539,063 New York Yankees – Pittsburg Pirates = $171,390,389 Above are three simple equations showing the range of team salaries in the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball respectively. […]

Can You Buy Wins In Baseball?




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I had the great pleasure of speaking with former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson Saturday at the Strat-O-Matic 50th year anniversary. Before speaking with me, Peterson took the stage with Stats, Inc. founder John Dewan to talk statistics in front of hundreds of Strat-O-Matic fans. Of all the fascinating figures […]

How Can Pitchers Prevent Injuries?


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For a non-baseball fan, it seems ridiculous that a bunch of men holding a wooden stick can make millions of dollars for hitting a piece of leather stuffed with yarn. For a baseball fan, on the other hand, it’s all relative. If Alex Rodriguez makes $32 million, that’s fine; but […]

The Catch-22 Of Baseball


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Brian Cashman and the entire Yankees organization are still hiding under the covers. It’s been a rough offseason for New York; not necessarily because they missed out on talent, but because the organization was continually embarrassed. It started, of course, with Cliff Lee. After we were led to believe that […]

One Last Chance



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Everyday on the way to school, I pick up a copy of AM New York, a local newspaper in New York City. While sifting through the pages, I see an article entitled “Yankees wait on Cliff Lee.” Just then, my phone vibrated. It was an e-mail from my fellow writer […]

The Sun Will Rise Again


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Cliff Lee, Cliff Lee, Cliff Lee. Did I mention Cliff Lee? If you’re Brian Cashman, a Yankee fan or anyone living in or near New York, you are probably beginning to get tired of hearing the name of someone who, as of right now, has nothing to do with the […]

The End Of a Cliff (Lee)