Monthly Archives: March 2011

…And Finally: Some Reckless Predictions

(And just for fun, I’ll repost this blog at the end of October when the baseball season’s done. Then I can subject my remarkable prescience/ignorance to the cold light of facts.) Hitters: American League MVP: Robinson Cano (2B, Yankees) Runner … Continue reading

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Team Evil: The New York Yankees

Where’s a four-minute guide to the 2011 New York Yankees when you need one? Well, look, it’s right here. (*Includes the pervasive bias of a blinkered whatever the opposite of a fan is.) Batting Order: 1. Brett Gardner (LF) Quite … Continue reading

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Team Lovely: The Boston Red Sox

Where’s a five-minute guide to the 2011 Boston Red Sox when you need one? Well, look, it’s right here. (*Includes the pervasive bias of a blinkered fan.) Batting Order: 1. Jacoby Ellsbury (CF) Young, runs like the wind, and really … Continue reading

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WG, The Babe, and a Whole Lot of Balls

I had a dream last night that one day all baseball fans and all cricket fans will put aside their differences and say nice things about each other’s sport. From the sunny outfield of Dodger Stadium to the Old Wanderers … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Arsenal Probably Won’t Win The Premier League This Year…

In the midst of an international break, what better time for a football fan to stop awhile and take an unhappy look at the season already gone? For me, back at an Arsenal team too often missing its best players … Continue reading

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The Damned United

Here’s a little teaser excerpt from a book that I recently finished writing. All about movies. Publishing and what-not I’ll worry about tomorrow… THE DAMNED UNITED Biography/Sport     98 min     UK/USA     2009 d, Tom Hooper; w, Peter Morgan (based on a … Continue reading

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Walk On The Mild Side

It’s a matter of conjecture, I suppose, if the world was any poorer for doing without a less salacious and less rhyming Yorkshire version of Lou Reed’s Walk On The Wild Side. But I prepared one anyway.* (Next week, a … Continue reading

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