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Is it for real this time?

Well this is odd. I mean, I’m not upset about it. After all, I’ve spent two years writing silly columns in The Oppy with a reference to the Mets in my bio. Clearly, I’m a fan.

Ok, maybe not so much a fan as a zealot or devotee, a blind follower who inextricably links his mental state to the current place in the standings for the New York Metropolitans. I cannot fathom a life well-lived if it doesn’t involve eventually seeing another World Series title in Queens.

Anyways, I’m burying the lede here. The Mets are good. I think. Like, really good.…

Spring is in the air

At the risk of dating myself, which could probably be the lede of any article I write, I was thinking recently about 2001, when the Seattle Mariners signed some Japanese outfielder named Ichiro Suzuki. Eventually, he became kind of famous, but any true baseball fan knows the biggest Japanese import that season was actually New York Mets outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo. Yeah, Shinjo may not have had the longevity of Ichiro, and also unlike Ichiro he didn’t win Rookie of the Year, a batting title, and League MVP in his first Major League season, but man he was fun to watch.…

Return of the Gotham Cup (or, How to Support a Great Charity While Showing CBS Who’s Boss)

By Henry Mumford

What could be better than walking around outside with a bunch of Sternies, having a few drinks, and (if you want) beating up on those people uptown at CBS in some friendly competition? We agree, not much. That’s why People at Stern who love Golf * are partnering with the Young Benefactors of First Tee – Met NY to bring back the Gotham Cup!

Join us on April 23rd at Dyker Beach for the Gotham Cup. Play in the competitive Battle of the MBAs (sponsored by Five Iron), or relax in the friendly division – golfers of all skill levels are welcome.…

What? The Bengals are in the Super Bowl? Someone tell Deirdre!

One of the funny things about working in sports media for more than a decade is you assume everyone knows when the Super Bowl is. After all, over the past half century the NFL’s championship game has developed into less a sporting event than a cultural one, with more eyeballs often keyed on the commercials and halftime show than the football. I have generally figured the Super Bowl, if not on your social calendar, was at least in your general field of awareness.

Then I came to Stern and learned that, apparently, not everyone schedules their lives around football games. Whoops!…

A Tale of the NYC Marathon

It was the perfect fall morning. I had only gotten four hours of sleep, despite daylight savings. But that’s to be expected. It’s rare to get a good night’s sleep the night before a big race. With marathons, you typically focus on getting a lot of sleep the week leading up to the race. I hadn’t managed that either, but I knew I’d survive.

I was supposed to be on the 5:45am ferry to Staten Island. Yeah, okay. There was no way I was going to be on that ferry. I had no intention of spending multiple hours hanging out in Staten Island before a 9:10 start.…

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