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October 4-5, 1999: The Yankees vs. the Rangers, Game One
Yankees Family Values
This year (since nobody entertained the idea that the mighty Yankees wouldn't go all the way), the best baseball stories were off the field.
Murder, drugs, group sex, Reggie Jackson, and wall-to-wall disco: Sounds like New York in 1977. Welcome to Spike Lee's idea of fun.
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October 19, 1999: the Mets vs. the Braves, Game Six
October 14, 1999: the Yankees vs. the Red Sox, Game Two
October 27, 1999: the Yankees vs. the Braves, World Series Game Three
October 12, 1999: the Mets vs. the Braves, Game One
Life's a Pitch
The Yankees (think invincible) and the Mets (think Rodney Dangerfield) vamp through the playoffs, and suddenly October is one wild emotional roller-coaster ride.
Spike Lee critiques the Knicks' narrative arc.
CBS's Hail Mary
When CBS paid the NFL $4 billion for TV rights over eight years, it seemed an all-or-nothing gamble -- and it paid off, a giant victory for sport as entertainment product.
October 8, 1999: The Mets, Game Three
Do Not Adjust Your Set
You are about to read about a man who is hounded by cameras, his every foible dissected by a world of voyeurs. But wait: Is that the story of Jim Carreys new movie The Truman Show? Or the story of his life?
Tony Ricco Sleeps Very Well, Thank You.
Defending lowlifes hasn't made him Mr. Popularity. But he knows firsthand what his clients are up against -- and where they've come from.
Are New York City M.D.'s turning their backs on Kosovo?
October 18, 1999: the Yankees vs. the Red Sox, Game Five
October 23, 1999: the Yankees vs. the Braves, World Series, Game One
Clash of the Titans
In this corner: The Vegas Volcano, weighing in at $780 million. In this corner: The Donald, weighing in at $1.4 billion.
Sportswriters have exploited Darryl Strawberry as a symbol of baseball's rebirth and as a harbinger of the game's imminent decline -- maybe it's time to leave the man alone.
The Bronx Coup
These Yankees don't blast tape-measure home runs. They don't come to blows in the clubhouse. They don't do anything interesting but win. So what can stop them from becoming the greatest baseball team of all time? Inside the Big Blue Machine.