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Quiet October

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr :: Kwong Yee Cheng

 

Baseball is romantic and it is cruel. The Yankees have four games left to play but their season is now effectively over and the playoffs are out of reach. The sun has set on two pillars of Yankee folklore and the impressive charade of a mostly bench player roster has finally worn down and come to grips with a reality many thought earlier this year was destiny.

And Then... There Was One

by Nolan Silbernagel

Keith Allison :: Flickr

Everyone knew it was coming.

After the one year contract, the struggling outings, the aging body, it was clear that this season was going to be the last that Yankee legend Andy Pettitte would don the Pinstripes.  That didn’t make his retirement announcement on Friday afternoon any easier to hear.

HBO's "Glickman"

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

HBO Films

In the latest HBO documentary, Glickman, about revered sportscaster Marty Glickman premiering tonight at 9pm, director James Freedman seems intent on paying homage to his subject’s humanity just as much as his legendary resume of work. The first athlete turned play-by-play commentator, Glickman, who passed away in 2001, became a pioneer for sportscasters, calling everything from basketball and football at the professional level to the trotters at Yonkers raceway and inspiring listeners and future broadcasters, notably many who came through the halls at WFUV.

When Baseball Becomes the Bad Guy

by Kenny Ducey

Keith Allison/Flickr

It’s a story that you’ve probably seen countless times; two leading characters despise each other. One who relates to the audience with his positive morals, and the other who is the polar opposite, are forced to team up in order to halt the evil-doings of a larger-than-life villain. Along the way, however, the better man has to resort to the tactics of the skeevier one in order to get the job done.