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Babe Ruth

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  • Media members collect dirt from Stadium mound

     
    I'm no expert on journalism ethics, but I figured this was a pretty good rule of thumb Sunday night: Is it OK to take home cups full of dirt from the Yankee Stadium pitcher's mound? Yes, if you are Don......
  • Roger Maris' strength was not television acting

     
    Loyal reader Steve Viuker proposed the MLB Network get through the long winter partly with a festival of bad baseball movies and bad baseball commercials, such as the one above featuring not-ready-for-prime-time actor Roger Maris. No. 1 on the......
  • BBWAA dinner on Sunday

     
    I get the sense -- based on the number of replies to my last not-so-scintillating post about a fifth starter -- that some of you are anxious to get back to baseball. So here's the scoop on this weekend's Baseball......
  • Hang with D-Wright, win Shea seats

     
    Sounds like fun, doesn't it? That's just two of the highlights scheduled for this Sunday's BBWAA Awards dinner at the New York Hilton, where all of the MLB hardware will be handed out (MVPs, Cy Youngs, etc.) and the......
  • Malia, Sasha (Obama?) dolls = progress

     
    (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images.) by Frank James First Lady Michelle Obama has let it be known she's not amused that a Chicago-area company has appropriated her daughters' names for use on its one-foot tall dolls. Ty Inc. maker of......
  • Bernie Williams plays guitar, Dave Lennon plays host

     
    The dinner of the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America featured "stars, critics, magnates and officials of the diamond," on a night when "formality was forgotten and hilarity was the keynote of the occasion." Actually, that.......
  • David Wells calls Joe Torre 'a bad individual'

     
    David Wells got in trouble over a book he wrote in 2003, including a fine of $165,000, as he told 1050 ESPN Michael Kay's Thursday. Now Joe Torre is in a bit of hot water about a book in 2009.......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • Ruth, Namath, Brown, Robinson lead NY ito ESPN final

     
    I have been poking fun at ESPN SportsCenter's February doldrums feature, "Mt. Rushmore of Sports," but for those who care, I can't resist keeping you informed of breaking developments. Sometime after 9 a.m. Monday, Rick Reilly will reveal the news......
  • Illinois secures Mt. Rushmore honors from ESPN

     
    We lost to Pennsylvania again! New York finished fourth in the final voting for ESPN's "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" feature, which was won by Illinois (Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Mike Ditka) with 28.6 percent of the vote. Pennsylvania......
  • WBC plans to carry on, with or without Alex Rodriguez

     
    I contributed some TV-related stuff to Ken Davidoff's Wednesday newspaper extravaganza on the World Baseball Classic, which opens at 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Naturally, I mentioned the level of interest in the Dominican team because of its third baseman,...