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The View from the Cheap Seats

Yankee Manager Girardi Makes Lemonade While the World Series title serves as the ultimate vindication for Yankees manager Joe Girardi, I’m still amused by all of the flack he caught in the media for starting A.J. Burnett on short rest in Game 4.  What, exactly, were his options?  Those who pointed to a three games […]

The View from the Cheap Seats

Summer officially ended for the Yankees and their fans on Sunday with the clinching of the American League Eastern Division… Despite a wonderful season and the best record in baseball, a playoff run that ends short of a World Series title will turn 2009 into a failure…

The View from the Cheap Seats

It has become the standard by which fans judge their favorite teams.  In an era where sports talk radio and the internet give anyone the opportunity to publicly express an opinion by simply picking up a phone or powering up a computer, fans now assign daily accountability to players, coaches and executives.  First place team […]

The View from the Cheap Seats

Sports Illustrated runs a small piece each week called, This Week’s Sign That The Apocalypse Is Upon Us.  Often funny and always eye popping; it lists incredibly bad decisions or actions from all areas of the sports world.  It’s one of the features I immediately turn to when the magazine arrives in the mail.  Every […]

The View from the Cheap Seats

Say this for the 109th US Open at Bethpage; it certainly wasn’t boring. There was Lucas Glover, the surprise winner whose steadiness belied the fact that he had but one previous Tour victory on his resume. Ricky Barnes, another unknown who set a thirty-six hole Open scoring record, collapsed in the final round and finished tied for second. David Duval, the best player in the world before Tiger, found some of his old magic and was one of three runners-up; his first top ten finish in seven years. The third to finish two shots off the pace, Phil Mickelson, enjoyed a weekend long outpouring of love and support from New York fans sympathetic to his wife Amy’s battle against breast cancer. And, then, there was the rain. Rain that postponed play, soaked fans, diverted parking, moved tee boxes and, mostly, exposed the USGA as an organization that really doesn’t think well on its feet.


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