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Adios

I wasn’t sure I was going to write about Jose Reyes. I thought about just letting this day go by without weighing in, without dwelling on it, and just try to focus on other things — fantasy football, bowl season, Christmas — in the hopes that I might miss any press conferences or introductions in

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From ND to MLB: Craig Counsell

The hit came just in time. Forty-five at-bats is a long time to go 0-fer — especially when you’re coming off the bench. For a starter, it’s a bad week, maybe 10 days. For a backup, it can be a rough couple of months. For Craig Counsell, it was 57 days, stretching from a three-hit

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How I saw Opening Day

A sunny, warm mid-70-degree day. Is this really Opening Day? Indeed it was, yet we kept pinching ourselves and discussing whether it really was as good as it seemed. My mom and my pal Dave arrived separately from Casey and me, but we all met up in Danny Meyerland in center field before the game,

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The improbable start

Who would’ve thought that after two starts — at least the one by hard-throwing CC Sabathia, if not the one by ground-ball specialist Chien-Ming Wang — the Yankees would have zero strikeouts in eight innings by their starting pitchers? Who would’ve thought that the defending World Series champion Phillies could be down seven runs, on

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Key stretch for the Mets

A coworker and Mets fan IMed me last night as the Braves finished off their sweep of the listless Mets. “So the next 17 games — 3 in COL, 3 vs. FLA, 4 vs. LA, 3 in SF, 4 in SD … What do we need? That’s 10 games against three of the worst teams,

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