- October 8, 2012
- The Yankees Are Dead. Long Live the Yankees.
Age, injuries, and cost-cutting were supposed to have doomed them. So all they’ve done is steamroll toward the World Series again.
- July 16, 2012
- This Could Be Amazin’
For the Mets, 2012 was supposed to be a lost year. Now another miracle seems possible.
- March 12, 2012
- Wait Until Next Year. Or Next.
Thanks to the Wilpon-Madoff mess, Mets fans could be in for an ugly drought.
- January 12, 2004
- Book of Isiah
With a bloated payroll, an injured superstar, notoriously clueless management, and a perpetually hangdog look, the Knicks were basketball's walking dead. Then Isiah Thomas arrived, and a sudden quickening occurred. What's behind that smile?
- May 3, 1999
- Free Darryl
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.
- February 8, 1999
- 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 25, 1999
- 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.
- November 8, 1999
- 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.
- October 11, 1999
- The Real Subway Series
On the field, the Mets have been a bitter disappointment. But they're on the verge of a TV play that will give George Steinbrenner's Yankees fits.
- October 8, 2007
- The Closer
As the aging Mets limped to the finish and the Yankees burst through, Billy Wagner, 36 and hurting, dreamed of getting to the big stage.