An article in The New Yorker this week (and last week, this being a well-deserved double issue) sorts out some misconceptions when it comes to famous quotations. Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson.” Neither Ingrid Bergman nor anyone else in “Casablanca” says “Play it again, Sam”; Leo Durocher did not say “Nice guys
I may have figured out the Yankees’ problem. It begins, of course, with George Steinbrenner. But I think the crux of the issue is that George gets his ideas from the wrong newspaper. Note this 2003 article (apologies to the original site, which had trouble loading when I searched for this story today). I think
I didn’t make my awards picks until November last year, but my intentions this year were to get them done as early into the postseason, just as the sportswriters who vote on the awards actually do. Granted, the voters have about 44 hours from the end of Sunday’s games until the start of the first
Yesterday’s game:Red Sox 4, Yankees 2 Yankees-Red Sox series tied 3-3Holy shit. First team down 0-3 to even get to Game 7. So I guess this series did turn out to be quite exciting after all. It’s down to one winner-take-all game, Derek Lowe against someone, as of this morning, yet to be determined. Kevin
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.