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  • Baseball, booze and a send-off

    SO THE Blue Jay Sluggers cap their undefeated season -- no wins, no losses, 14 ties -- with a party in the park. It's a lavish display befitting today's modern athlete: food, gifts and groupies (in this case, the boys' moms). "Want some lemonade?" one of...
  • Sports offered plenty of distractions in a difficult 2008

    Sports offered plenty of distractions in a difficult 2008
    It was a sports year that often seemed blissfully out of touch with the times, with Beijing staging an opulent Olympics amid the backdrop of an earthquake that killed tens of thousands and the New York Yankees' spending hundreds of millions on free agents...
  • Red Sox pound White Sox again

    Red Sox pound White Sox again
    A waiting game has turned into varying degrees of anguish for the White Sox. Though reinforcements will arrive Monday, trying to hold on to first place in the American League Central has become more difficult. Subpar pitching, a lack of clutch hitting...
  • Chris Russo identifies key issue: Big Brown's a horse!

     
    As I mentioned in my Sunday column on the Belmont . . . Deal with it America: Chris Russo was right. Actually, he stated his case more coherently and succinctly on his Saturday show than he did in this......
  • Belmont Stakes patrons brave long lines, alcohol abuse

     
    I am embarrassed to admit it took 40 years as a New York sports fan and 25 as a New York sportswriter for me to set foot in Belmont Park. But I got there Saturday, and wrote a column about......
  • 'Sopranos' are gone, but their trivia lives on . . .

     
    Remind me never again to get tangled up in stuff I know too little about, such as "Sopranos" trivia. (Yes, I watched every episode; no, I don't remember Drea de Matteo as a waitress in an early episode.) After I......
  • Big Brown can't deliver the goods in Belmont Stakes

    Big Brown can't deliver the goods in Belmont Stakes
    ELMONT, N.Y. -- It didn't happen, big time. Big Brown not only failed to win the Triple Crown, he finished ninth and last in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Trying to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 30 years, Big Brown instead became...
  • There's some gambling going on re: the Belmont Stakes

     
    Usually I feel a little guilty when I post betting odds from our off-shore gambling friends at Bodog. But when it comes to the Belmont Stakes . . . First of all, given my editors' obsession with the topic, I......
  • Big Brown now has a more interesting sponsor than UPS

     
    Click below for the story by Terry Lefton of the Sports Business Journal about Hooters signing on as a sponsor of Big Brown. (This picture was taken before the sponsorship deal was signed, hence the fact none of the women......
  • Boston fans are displeased with an L.A. columnist

     
    Bill Plaschke, my Tribune teammate (for now), did something dangerous when he questioned the severity of Paul Pierce's Game 1 injury. Then he did something more dangerous when he responded to the Celtics fans who ripped him for it. Thank......
  • Celtics, Lakers, MMA, Big Brown, Rocky Lockridge

     
    Here is my Tuesday newspaper column, in which I provide thousands of dollars of free publicity to ABC/ESPN for its NBA Finals coverage, offer a bland, fence-sitting critique of CBS' MMA card and lazily quote someone else's story about Big......
  • Michael Strahan, Ben Hogan, Johnny Miller, Big Brown

     
    Here is my Tuesday newspaper column, in which I meander aimlessly from serving as Michael Strahan's TV agent (for free!), to mini-reviewing HBO's new documentary on the 1960 U.S. Open, to alerting golf fans that this year's Open will finish......