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The Declining Legacy of David Ortiz

October 19, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Somewhat lost in the mire of disappointment and greasy fingers from the epic collapse of the 2011 Red Sox is the continued demise of the legacy of David Ortiz. His career in Boston represents the highest of highs, but an ongoing pattern of lows. It has not necessarily been about the way he plays on […]

Catching up with Bob Zupcic

July 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The first professional athlete I ever met was Ted Williams, when I was about 9 years old. The experience was extremely disappointing, given how profane and cranky Williams turned out to be, even to a little kid like myself. The second professional athlete I met was Bob Zupcic, when I was about 12 or 13 […]

Math v. March Madness

June 7, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

On July 27, 1975, a child was born in Washington Heights, New York. Four years later, his family moved to the Dominican Republic, and soon after to Miami, Florida. He grew up rooting for the New York Mets, and idolized Cal Ripken and Keith Hernandez. Like most children, he dreamed about becoming a professional athlete. […]