Howard Megdal

New York embraces Syracuse again, but for how much longer?:

With two minutes to go in the Texas-Iowa game, a 'Let's go Orange' chant rose up from the stands

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in October 2015. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

Latest Articles:


Why the Yankees' Cano stance borders on delusional

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better example of Yankees arrogance bumping up against the changing economic realities of both the team and Major League Baseball than in Monday night's report from Jeff Passan about the Robinson Cano negotiations.

Dec. 3, 2013


The Nets offer some hope, amid a New York basketball disaster

For the first month of the N.B.A. season, there's been a parallel storyline in New York. The Knicks and the Nets, two teams with playoff success last year and championship aspirations this year, both suffering through terrible results.

Dec. 2, 2013


The Mets' Tejada era continues, after all

Back in the heady days of summer and early fall, when the Mets' pursuit of big-ticket outfielders like Shin-Soo Choo populated some newspapers and Sandy Alderson spoke openly of $100 million payrolls, one thing was all but certain: Ruben Tejada wouldn't be the shortstop in 2014.

Nov. 27, 2013


A year late, Yankees replace Russell Martin

Entering last offseason, the Yankees had a catching problem. They did nothing about it, letting Russell Martin sign with the Pirates, and their 2013 suffered mightily as a result.

Nov. 25, 2013


How A-Rod makes things ever dicier for the Yankees

For all the attention paid to the pyrotechnical end to Alex Rodriguez's appeal of Major League Baseball's 211-game suspension, very little was resolved this week.

Nov. 22, 2013


‘I’m panicked’: The Knicks are going all-out, and that’s scary

A few months ago, the Knicks and Pacers were two evenly matched teams, battling through six games in the Eastern Conference playoffs, despite the Knicks playing with injuries to most of their important players.

Nov. 21, 2013


Mets owners run out of people who believe them

The Mets' winter of 2013-14 is already falling far short of the team's predictions, weeks before the winter meetings even begin.

Nov. 20, 2013


The Shaun Livingston project

Last season, the Brooklyn Nets existed in the shadow of the New York Knicks, and it had to be infuriating for owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

Nov. 19, 2013


Robinson Cano and the stuff Yankee front-office dreams are made of

There's been an overriding theme so far in this baseball offseason, still in its early stages: prices are going up.

Nov. 18, 2013


Back in New York, Jeremy Lin torches the Knicks' Plan B

Back in the summer of 2012, the Knicks elected not to match an offer sheet from the Houston Rockets to promising point guard Jeremy Lin, author of Linsanity, for three years, $25.1 million.

Nov. 15, 2013