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Bo knows air

  Bo Jackson is 54 years old today. Fifty-four! That doesn’t seem right, but Time doesn’t care. It means his peak was half a lifetime ago: He played the 1990 season — his last full baseball season — at 27 years old. In January 1991, he sustained that injury to his left hip and was

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The random baseball player in Bruce Springsteen’s ‘We Take Care of Our Own’ video

There he is. He pops up during the refrain in the final minute. He fades in next to Bruce Springsteen’s head, then fades out in the sun, back to Bruce. I’ve just noticed this report that says Bruce will be the leadoff act for tomorrow night’s Grammy Awards show. An appropriate place for The Boss.

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A farewell to Ollie

I guess we can blame that cab driver in Miami. If it weren’t for that accident that cost Duaner Sanchez the final two months of the 2006 season, Omar Minaya wouldn’t have had to make the trade for Roberto Hernandez, who didn’t come to Queens alone. Whether Hernandez himself wasn’t enough value for Xavier Nady,

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Just a bit of a break from the norm

Happened to find myself watching the video for Will Smith’s — ahem, sorry — the Fresh Prince’s … OK, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince’s “Summertime” today. Not only does that song take me back to 1991 (DAMN!), but it gives us a look into early-’90s jersey fashion, mainly in the form of Starter

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What a destructive day!

March 26 is a big day in sports stadia demolition. Ten years ago today, the Kingdome was imploded; this is the demoversary. In New York today, another stadium from the ’70s saw the last section of its upper deck pulled down. On Aug. 21, 1983, I saw my first baseball game. It was Angels-Yankees, and

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