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October 5, 2007

Flashback (OT)

What’s both interesting and a bit disconcerting is watching The Bronx is Burning — the ESPN series about the 1977 Yankees season — in which George Steinbrenner is threatening to fire manager Billy Martin if the team doesn’t win the World Series, at the same time, thirty years later, Steinbrenner is threatening to fire manager Joe Torre if the 2007 team doesn’t win the Series (more…)

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July 9, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning:
A review of the book that’s the basis of this summer’s ESPN series

July 2, 2007

F Who?

There was some controversy in May when New York Yankee third-baseman Alex Rodriguez was spotted, during a road trip in Toronto, going to a club with a Las Vegas stripper, and one of the New York tabloids gave this front-page coverage. After all, a ballplayer doing this sort of thing during road trips isn’t shocking news, and there’s always been a sort of “gentleman’s agreement” under which the media considered this the players’ own business.

This past weekend, at Yankee Stadium, Rodriguez’s wife Cynthia — who understandably does not feel that her husband partying with strippers is his own business, showed up at Yankee Stadium wearing a tank-top not entirely appropriate for the ballpark, and once again the New York Post was there (and just for the record, those letters were blurred on the tank top itself — that wasn’t the Post censoring itself, assuming they would have).

So the question is (since Cynthia hasn’t elaborated): Was she sending a message to Alex, the team management, the fans, or the media? Or did she just grab the first shirt she could find before coming to the ballgame with her 2-year-old daughter?

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