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Paranoia: It Really Works

Billy Martin proved what a powerful strategic tool paranoia is. He believed that everyone was against him. And so he spent every waking moment figuring out how imaginary enemies could be defeated in their nefarious plots. And sometimes he not only created strategies to defend against things that would never be done…

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Today gives Mariano Rivera Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium. Andy Pettitte makes his final regular season start in the Bronx so it's a sentimental afternoon for an organization that's known to lay it on thick. Still, Rivera is one of my favorite players so I can put up with the schmaltz. I've gone through the Bronx…

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Cancer Sucks. RIP, Babe

When most of us think of Babe Ruth, if we think of him at all, we think of the booze-liking, pussy-loving, dinger-slamming manchild with the Mr. Incredible physique (massive upper body perched atop those incongruously skinny, even dainty little legs). But after all these years, and all the stories that have accrued…