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  1. How Soccer Explains the Sports Page

    Bryan Curtis

    For decades, the American sports page ...; what's that? What was the sports page? That was the place we got our news, our opinion, our agate type. The man you see yelling about sports on TV? The sports page is where he hatched. I&a...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  2. Larry Merchant, Leonard Shecter, and the Chipmunks sportswriting ...

    Bryan Curtis

    The lost tribe of sportswriters known as the Chipmunks.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  3. MLB -- An excerpt from 'Stan Musial: An American Life,' a new bo...

    In this excerpt from "Stan Musial: An American Life," author George Vecsey writes about how the Cardinals' star liked to refer to himself as "Stanley."

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2011
  4. Marvin Miller politicks (or not) for Hall

    Rob Neyer

    Earlier today, I quoted George Vecsey on George Steinbrenner. Among the things I left out was Vecsey's big finish: Everybody makes more money because of Marvin Miller. But voters have tended to ignore Miller because baseball people have a bad case ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  5. Too soon to put Big Stein in the Coop?

    Rob Neyer

    George Vecsey on what's going to be the biggest story out of Cooperstown this winter: George Steinbrenner died on July 13. It's now November, and he is on a short list for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We were just getting used to the ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  6. Yankees spend wisely, and win

    Rob Neyer

    George Vecsey on what a smart guy can do with $206 million: Money talks. Otherwise, why were the Yankees, with baseball's highest payroll of some $206 million, holding such a commanding lead over the Angels, with their payroll of a mere $116 millio...

    Blog | October 22, 2009
  7. A-Rod has done this before

    Alex Rodriguez -- in case you haven't already heard -- is off to one of the greatest starts ever, and Bronx Banter's Alex Belth has a handy rundown of the explanations. In the New York Times last week (subscriber-only), George Vecsey quotes Joe Torre...

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2007
  8. Spike Lee on "Macho Bull" in the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    George Vecsey has a nice column in today's New York Times about when Spike Lee showed his Hurricane Katrina documentary to the New York Knicks. There is a lot of talk about charachter, including Isiah Thomas saying that he believes "if you can m...

    Blog | October 29, 2006
  9. Writers Bloc: Dontrelle watch

    Jim Baker

    The trouble with being very good at the start of your career is that people come to expect it all the time.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2003
  10. Sampras should hang in there

    George Vecsey

    We all know Pete Sampras hasn't won a major since Wimbledon in 2000. But where is the rule that he should jump on a funeral pyre?

    AssociateStory | August 14, 2002
  11. It's not good to be Clevelanded

    Jeffrey Denberg

    The string of bad luck suffered by the Cavaliers has hit other NBA teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2001