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Thinking of baseball on the day of the big game

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, so that has me thinking ahead to baseball season (and I’m not the only one). After this game is when I really start to look ahead to Spring Training, counting the days, beginning fantasy baseball preparation, thinking about pulling a few more jerseys out of the closet. Today’s game has a

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Everybody’s doing it, so no one gets jinxed

When Mets Police and Deadspin noted that the Jets were pre-selling AFC Champions gear, I chuckled and posted it on Facebook, but I didn’t dwell on it much more than that. It seemed a bit presumptive on the one hand, but I also figured it made some sense for the team to get ahead of

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When Shea knew football

The Jets are about to play the last football game at the Meadowlands, and though I was 7 years old when they first kicked off there, I don’t remember their first game in New Jersey, or their time at Shea Stadium. Growing up on the Jersey Shore, I did not get into football until the

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Samardzija chooses the national pastime

Jeff Samardzija on the mound Rather than drag out the process, Notre Dame two-sport star Jeff Samardzija signed a five-year deal with the Cubs on Friday that guarantees him $10 million and means an end to his NFL dreams. Prior to last June’s draft, Samardzija said he hoped to play both sports as long as

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Short hops

As you may recall from the post just below this one, I specifically said the Orioles should trade Jerry Hairston and prospects for Sammy Sosa. I had no idea the Cubs would settle for two minor leaguers in second baseman Mike Fontenont and right-hander David Crouthers who are ranked merely No. 7 and No. 10,

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