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Richard Sandomir

Hey, don’t blame me. I probably would have forgotten about these if it wasn’t a segment on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. Two excellent pieces on Alex Rodriguez in The New York Times over the past few days. One was this from William C. Rhoden, who asks the question, “When will baseball, which only belatedly […]

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I’m grateful for this piece in today’s New York Times by Richard Sandomir critiquing the network’s handling of the last game of the World Series. A main point is the use made popular in the last few years of the baseball version of the “sideline reporter,” only much less serious.  In football, a SR will […]

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Boo-flippin’-hoo

March 20, 2013 · 0 comments

So the entitled Yankee fans are turning their backs on the Bronx Bombers because of a few injuries? Welcome to the world of every other baseball fan. Richard Sandomir chronicled the last time the Yankees fell so low — 1965 — which “No current Yankees player was alive to witness.” He gives a nod to […]

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Last week I posted this entry on Tom Shieber’s frame-by-frame analysis to say “yea” or “nay” (sort of) to the urban legend that Gary Cooper’s baseball action while portraying Lou Gehrig was inverted since the actor was a natural righty (I wonder: there’s a scene where Gehrig is signing a ball for sick little Billy […]

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More on Marvin Miller

November 28, 2012 · 0 comments

Today’s newspapers are rife with news about the passing of Marvin Miller, who died yesterday at the age of 95. The pieces fall mostly into three general categories: straight-ahead obituaries,  op-ed pieces discussing his importance to the sports world, and items on Miller’s continued snub for induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame, as exemplified in […]

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A Yank in the AUS

September 16, 2011 · 1 comment

Actually several former Yankees — including Hall of Famers Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto — made a trip to Austria during the strike season of 1994. The story was capture on film and is in the process of being produced as A Baseball Story Never Told, a documentary by Randy Reynolds, who accompanied […]

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Richard Sandomir, who covers sports media for The New York Times, has this on Ian O’Connor’s latest appearing in this week’s Sunday Book Review section. Upshots: “O’Connor rarely elevates his material beyond a narrative about Jeter’s greatness as a man and player. A straightforward storyteller, he gods up his subject without irony, detachment or recognition […]

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Richard Sandomir of The New York Times reports on the generally disappointing documentary on the late Yankees owner, part of ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series. Upshot: Documentaries soar when they reveal something new and send viewers on new paths. From the start of “One Night in Vegas,” the ESPN “30 for 30” film that had […]

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The collaborator and biographer work at different ends of the life story spectrum. The former writes an as-told-to memoir controlled (but not always read) by the star. The biographer broadens the story in ways that may upset the star or his family. Formers Yankees PR director Marty Appel, who worked with the late Yankees catcher […]

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It’s not often you scoop The New York Times. Back in November of ’07, I wrote this review on Mike Vacarro’s 1941: The Greatest Year in Sports in which I wrote, “Of course, there’s always a problem, especially in the world of sports, of declaring anything ‘the greatest.’ But it does make for some interesting reflection […]

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