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From ND to MLB: Aaron Heilman

Aaron Heilman during the 2000 Big East Tournament in Bridgewater, N.J. This post is about 11 months too late. I won’t bore you with the details of why — basically a combination of a vacation that followed the interview and the lack of a deadline (this is why I don’t freelance; I can be a

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Randolph fired in the middle of the night

In a move stunning and disgusting for its timing and method, the Mets fired Willie Randolph after their 9-6 victory over the Angels on Monday night. Pitching coach Rick Peterson and first-base coach/catching instructor Tom Nieto were also axed. On the one hand, the team wasn’t playing up to its potential. But on the other,

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Shea Goodbye: 78 to go

Couldn’t watch this one because I was at my friend Dave’s wedding rehearsal dinner — this, the guy who planned his wedding for the same week as the Mets’ home opener and thus couldn’t go on Tuesday, snapping his streak at nine — but we high-fived when I got the final score text message. Watching

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Starting a new Tradition (or Starting anew at Tradition)

If teams are supposed to bring at least four starters to road games in the spring, how do you tell with the Orioles? That’s a question I asked my new friends as we watched the Mets and Orioles from the second row behind home plate at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. The lineup on

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Should he stay or should he go?

I generally don’t see the point in firing a manager when his team’s just playing out the string to get to the end of the season. I see no reason for the Phillies to go ahead and send Larry Bowa to the curb just to name someone “interim” manager for the rest of the season.

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