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Posted by: chiyanks on May 31, 2011 at 10:03:53 PM

We may not always be rooting for the same team; Nevertheless, this is something I believe we can all agree on.

Our thoughts are with Gary Carter.

Today, Baseball Hall of Famer and Mets Great, Gary Carter was reported to have Stage 4 Brain Cancer. Unfortunately, a scary diagnosis not much different than that, which took the life of Mets Great, Tug McGraw. 

According to published reports, Carter's tumors are inoperable. A great disappointment, especially when bestowed upon a man who is the physical embodiment of optimism.  As Ron Darling said during tonight's Mets Broadcast, "[Carter] never wanted to make the last out."

The 57-year-old Carter is expected to learn about his options (however few) at Duke University's Cancer Institute treatment center tomorrow. 

This is truly

Posted by: chiyanks on Mar 27, 2011 at 07:44:20 PM

With Opening Day upon us, I was trying to come up with something poetic to say about the new season, new beginnings, etc.  Then I thought about the work of playwright Richard Greenberg.  If you don't know who he is and you're a baseball fan, look him up.  This man can encapsulate the spirit of baseball more succinctly and eloquently than Ken Burns, Field of Dreams or I ever could.

The following is from my favorite play "Take Me Out" by Richard Greenberg.

In baseball there's no clock.

What could be more generous than to give everyone all these opportunities and the time to seize them in as well?  And with each turn at the plate, there's the possibility of turning the situation to your favor.  Down to the very last

Posted by: chiyanks on Feb 23, 2011 at 12:07:00 PM

What is going to be the biggest storyline of 2011?  For me, the story to watch in 2011 will be the rise of the Backstop.  No…I’m not referencing the obstructed view of Lorne Michaels’ seats behind the Yankees’ home plate.  I’m referencing the rise of the Catcher.

We haven’t had a reason to buzz about the men behind the plate in years.  In the 70’s, we saw the tough as nails play of Fisk, Munson and Bench.  Ray Fosse sacrificed a chunk of his career to protect the dish in an All-Star Game (and that was before it “count”).    These men struck terror in your heart (unless you were Mickey Rivers) and no way in hell were you going into Home with your cleats up (unless you were Pete Rose).

In the

Posted by: chiyanks on Feb 23, 2011 at 12:01:10 PM

My name is Trish Vignola.  I’m a 32-year-old freelance writer and standup comedian.  I am also a giant Baseball fan.  You might say that Baseball is in my pedigree.  I was born the same day the New York Yankees clinched the 1978 World Series.  My dad claims that I was out by the 7th inning, because I never met a celebration pileup I didn’t like.  My mom claims I was almost named after Catfish Hunter…but then the anesthesia wore off. 

Since then, I have gone on to visit 30 stadiums (most of them on my own).  I was hit on by two National League mascots (I’m going on record by saying that American league Mascots are always perfect gentlemen).  I’ve pull tarp (oh! When they say, “Let Go”, you should or

Posted by: chiyanks on Jan 23, 2011 at 08:31:35 PM

I would be an exceptionally bad sports fan if I produced a Baseball fluff piece today.  There’s tons of meaningful Football (unless you’re from Chicago) being played as I write… and the Hot Stove is really cold.  So, the following are some thoughts on Football from a diehard Baseball fan.

  1. Next time someone yammers about what pansies Baseball players are, I’m going to give them two words: Jake Cutler.  I’m sorry, but this is the game of your life.  There’s no playing for tomorrow.  They better take you off the field in a stretcher if you can’t play.  I want to see blood.
  2. I didn’t vote for him, but I do appreciate his no-nonsense approach to the budget.  However, if he lets New York pull these shenanigans