For the Sports Minded…
by Deb Seymour As I tweeted this week, the 1998 Yankees, who won 114 games in the regular season, had 25 wins and 7 losses after 32 games. The 2022 Yankees have a record of 24 wins and 8 losses after 32 games. The tweet itself didn’t get much attention; but if the Yankees stayContinue reading “How do the 2022 Yankees stack up against the 1998 Yankees?”
by Deb Seymour Just prior to the NHL playoffs, everyone tends to speculate about how the offensive lines for the contending teams will look; and even speculate, to some extent, about the defensive pairings. Now, teams with multiple roster spots hit by injury leave more open to question in terms of their playoff lineups. ButContinue reading “The “Kid Line:” What it Means to the NY Rangers”
by Deb Seymour When hedge fund mogul Steve Cohen acquired the New York Mets, expectations for the team by both the fan base and the baseball world in general shifted considerably from where they were entrenched during the regime of the previous ownership. Cohen is a baseball fan, and a Mets fan, in particular; andContinue reading “Buck Showalter and His Upgraded Mets”
by Deb Seymour For most of the 2021-2022 NHL season, it’s been noticeable to both the casual observer and the statistics guru that the New York Rangers have been more consistently formidable in power play mode than at full strength. It’s also been observed, ad nauseum, that they rely too much on their primary goaltender,Continue reading “Under the Radar: NY Ranger Chris Kreider’s Outstanding Season”
by Deb Seymour If you were asked to name the most sabermetrics-driven team in Major League Baseball, you’d probably say it’s either the Oakland Athletics or the Tampa Bay Rays. The former team had a book and movie dedicated to their use of the art and science of sabermetrics; the latter team has contended annuallyContinue reading “The Yankees: Big Payroll, Not Enough Superstars?”
by Deb Seymour Back in 1995, when the Yankees called up a 20-year-old Derek Jeter for the first time to the major league team, there were noises about him being some kind of wunderkind. Yankee fans had already heard about this kid from Kalamazoo, Michigan (who had been born in New Jersey) and who wasContinue reading “The Many Faces of Derek Jeter”
by Deb Seymour You’d expect this blog post to be about the seemingly unending battle between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, wouldn’t you? But I’m not big on re-treading everyone else’s content; and we’ve sure seen enough about that current stalemate to last us a season, if not more. TheContinue reading “The Super Bowl’s Over ~ And Now, an Opportunity to “Grow the Game””
by Deb Seymour Remember when the goal for this NY Rangers season was to make the playoffs — but not necessarily to make a deep run? And not to play like the team did in the 2020 Toronto bubble in that awful play-in series — but to play at least a notch better? Those daysContinue reading “The NY Rangers: Both Deep and Shallow”
by Deb Seymour Just so I don’t lose you before I even start: No, this isn’t going to be yet another column on how the pandemic’s been correlated with a drop-off in sports viewership for the major sports. And how television networks and streaming platforms have been trying everything from the ManningCast to Nickelodeon GreenContinue reading “Keeping the Fans in the Game”
by Deb Seymour As we draw nearer to the second anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on just about everything, one thing we’ve learned is that adaptability is key. Key to every day survival; key to maneuvering through a maze of information and disinformation; and key to trying to find at least a few occurrencesContinue reading “RJ Barrett and the Knicks’ Need for a Difference Maker”
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