All the (good) news (about the Yankees) that’s fit to print

Obviously I’m biased here … but why is it that the NYT can be the most authoritative, objective paper on any other issue, but when it comes to the Yankees they gush like a fan blog? Even putting aside the almost total lack of Mets coverage (OK, there wasn’t much to cover this year, but this is a longstanding issue), the Times’ writers are always either praising or defending the Yankees. From extolling Jeter’s fielding skills (right), to determining whether A-Rod is clutch, to today’s inanity headlined “Don’t worry! I’m pretty sure they’re not going to blow a 3-1 lead!” they just can’t stop wetting themselves over the Yankees’ perpetual greatness. Could I maybe just get the box score?

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The long, cold winter

Bart Giamatti, former president of Yale and MLB commissioner:

It’s designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything is new again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains comes, it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone.

Thanks, Red Sox radio announcers, for sending that little extra shiver of despair through my soul when closing out the season today. Remind me again why I decided not to move to L.A.?