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Yankee Stadium and the Lost Mystic

May 28, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Mystic relates to something essentially religious, one of two currents. One is Renaissance poetry, the other, the lyrical: the Mystic Fray Luis de León, the beautiful poem “Vida retirada”. In this conception, mystic might relate to something in mysterious character and even the occult. My son Sergio, who has not seen Yankees players more than […]

A Haunting in the Bronx

May 7, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Call the Fantastic Four!  Call the Ghostbusters!  Hell, somebody at least get in touch with those meddlesome kids who travel around in a van with their dog.  (Just tell them to leave Scrappy Doo at home.) Ghosts are haunting Yankee Stadium! The Curse of the Bambino—Babe Ruth’s posthumous revenge for Harry Frazee’s decision to sell […]

AL East Positional Analysis And Ranking: Center Field

February 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I am in the midst of a series examining the relative strengths and weaknesses of the teams in the AL East, on a position-by-position basis. The players at each position are being ranked in relation to their peers within the division, with each team being assigned points based on where their player ranks in comparison […]