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  • A Hollywood Riddle: Why do we always think current movies are worse than ever?

     
    In the middle of Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” Owen Wilson’s character finds himself mysteriously transported to the Paris of the 1920s, which is populated with a host of cultural icons, including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott...
  • New baseball books

    New baseball books
    This year’s slew of baseball books seem to have at least one foot in the 1970s, when all but one of these writers was coming of age. Free agency and player lockouts, Astroturf and “ashtray” domes, the designated hitter and the save as...
  • Burns' 'The Tenth Inning' hits it out of the park on PBS

    Most topics can be explained in 18.5 hours, but not baseball. It's so much more than a game with a winner and loser; it's the hope, philosophy and history of a nation's spirit played out on a diamond. Persisting into the bottom of the ninth, with...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Remembering the street games of New York

    It was Saturday, June 2, 1962. The Mets were playing the San Francisco Giants at the Polo Grounds on 155th street and Eighth Avenue in Harlem. I was selling peanuts in the grandstand, trying to make a buck. I’ll never forget that day; Willie Mays...
  • The Reading Life: The nine best baseball books

    The Reading Life: The nine best baseball books
    Five years ago, on the eve of the 2006 baseball season, I put together a list of nine favorite baseball books — one for each inning, one for every player on the field. Such a list was not meant to be definitive (how could it be?), but since then I'...
  • Book review: 'Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella'

    Book review: 'Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella'
    Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella Neil Lanctot Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28 He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers...
  • Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey

    Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey
    Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
  • Getting back in the game

    Plaxico Burress took the first steps to resuming his NFL career last week simply by stepping out of prison for the first time in nearly two years. More than 30 months removed from his last reception, Burress is looking to pick up where he left off. In...
  • Athletes may be overpaid, but don't call them lazy

    Milling about the club level of Ripken Stadium on Monday morning, awaiting the Aberdeen IronBirds' media day activities to begin, I was surrounded by members of this year's team who had been requested by myself and other attending journalists to sit and...
  • MLB statement of Snider's passing

    MLB statement of Snider's passing
    Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement regarding the passing of Hall of Famer Duke Snider at the age of 84: "Duke Snider was a great human being, an extraordinary Hall of Fame player and an integral part of Dodger...
  • New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000
    He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played. He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio. And it won't be...