Tag Archives: Billy Wagner

Picking at nits

I’ve been in one particular fantasy baseball league for 10 years now. We began it shortly after most of us had graduated from college in 1998, one of my closest high-school friends and other acquaintances of ours, both mutual and from our respective alma maters. For the 2000 season, we renamed the league with the

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Falling short once again

I’ve let time pass and decided I’m ready to write this post. It’s hard to watch your team come so close to the postseason and not close the deal. It’s particularly tough when your boys have it in their control — all they have to do is win — and it still gets away. But

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Better late than never for another Mets opener

Ryan Howard’s three-run home run in the sixth inning silenced Shea Stadium. The Mets had just taken a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth despite John Maine’s struggles. Willie Randolph turned over the game to the bullpen, starting with Ambiorix Burgos, who got ahead of Howard, 1-2. All he needed to do was

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Tuning in to the WBC

Now that the World Baseball Classic has begun, I find myself interested. There was little chance of me truly getting pumped up for this new tournament beforehand, but now that the games have begun, several factors have drawn — and held — my interest. The games. Quite simply, I’m drawn to the competition. I love

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Day 3: Philadelphia freedom

Before I started this weekend endeavor, I had my doubts. I wondered if my enthusiasm would hold through the weekend. As much as I wanted to take the weekend and see three major-league ballgames in three different ballparks, there was a part of me on Friday that just wanted to go home and splay myself

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