Pub Date

On Thursday night I got together with Bronx Banter‘s Alex Belth and Cliff Corcoran and SI.com’s Jake Luft for some burgers and balltalk. It was typically rambunctious, with the four of us barely restraining ourselves from talking over each other like sugared-up six-year-olds as we discussed Bernie Williams, fantasy baseball, Ronnie Lott (how’d he get …

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Please Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

Please allow me to reintroduce myself… yes, I’m back in circulation here. Back on the street, back on the beat, back in the saddle again. Back, back, back… waaay back! Pitchers and Catchers are reporting, my winter travels are over, and nearly all of my projects have been put to bed, meaning that it’s time …

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Hall of Fame, Hail of Bullets

• The results for the 2006 Hall of Fame voting have been announced. Not surprisingly, Cal Ripken Jr. (98.53 percent of the 545 votes) and Tony Gwynn (97.6 percent) were elected. Ripken appeared on the most ballots ever, but had “only” the third highest percentage behind Tom Seaver (98.83) and Nolan Ryan (98.79). • Rich …

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Squeezing the Juice [BP Unfiltered]

Happy New Year, everybody! I’m back in NYC, still buried under an avalanche of work, beating editors back with a fungo bat while sleep is in short supply. When the news came down that CT scans of Mark McGwire’s 70th home run showed a ball that was out of MLB’s specifications, it rang a bell …

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