'Baseball, I've often said, is a social institution'
Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and a contributing writer for Sports on Earth. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.
The Red Bulls had one last bit of Metrostars in them.
For years, the New York Cosmos were merely an idea, a remembrance of a soccer team.
Bill Mazer, the legendary sports broadcaster, died Wednesday at the age of 92.The tributes being posted on Twitter, Facebook, and everywhere else people gather now to talk sports, all have a common theme: Bill was happy to talk to you, and he seemed to have all the answers.
The bizarre public relations strategy of the New York Yankees continued to play out last week.
In just over a week, the Knicks will be playing games that matter.
In the meantime, they play games like their 123-120 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.
By the time the New York Red Bulls took the field on Sunday afternoon, they knew that simply by winning their final two matches, they could capture the most significant achievement in team history.
The news came suddenly, but not unexpectedly, on Thursday afternoon: Mike Baxter, product of Archbishop Malloy and forever folk hero in Mets history, was claimed by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It's probably not going to happen. But if Carmelo Anthony leaves the Knicks via free agency this summer, as he discussed this week, it would be a perfect circle of flawed basketball decision-making, both from the Knicks and really, Anthony himself.
LOS ANGELES—Mets fans could be forgiven for watching the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, and thinking that the Dodgers' story could easily be unfolding at Citi Field.