All-Star Absences Hurt the Game

MLB’s All-Star Game has long captivated fans by showcasing the best players in an exclusive, one-time event. By adding “last man votes,” replacements and requiring even the worst teams be represented, the rosters have become too dilute to really represent the sport’s elite players. I haven’t heard of half of these guys! Even worse, perennials […]

Earbender's Sports Highlights of 2009

Looking back at the previous year in sports, the Earbender Sports Personality of the Year is “awarded” annually to the young athlete (or a veteran in a new role) that overcomes social, political and competitive challenges. I look to various professional sports as a pastime but also as a lesson in teamwork and other […]

Derek Jeter First Yankee Named SI Sportsman of the Year

As if we didn’t already think so, Sports Illustrated today named our Captain, Derek Jeter their 2009 Sportsman of the Year. Jeter is the sportsman of EVERY year, if not the decade. Yet sometimes even us New Yorkers sometimes take him for granted.

Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” now goes on the pile […]

Hot Stove Begins – Gold Gloves, Yanks Champs Again, Free Agents

Torii "Spider-Man" Hunter TCB for Anaheim in 09

Ryan Zimmerman, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixiera, Torii Hunter, Adam Jones, Evan Longoria — all the players announced so far seem to have a real all-around approach to the game. No Mark Belangers in this list so far!

In other baseball news, the Yankees won the World […]

Speaking of Purity, Derek Jeter is the All Time Yankee Hit Leader

Another great night in a string of hundreds… congratulations to Derek Jeter!