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July 31 in history:

American swimmer Michael Phelps set the individual record for Olympic medals on this date at the London Olympics of 2012, with a gold medal in a freestyle relay.  133 more words

Today In History

76ers Unhappy: May No Longer Be Rewarded for Sucking

According to revered ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst, the 76ers are not exactly thrilled with having to try next year.

Due to the possibility of changes in the NBA lottery system, the worst team in the league may no longer have  the best odds at getting the most overhyped player in next year’s draft. 211 more words

War Declared

Okay, I can’t help myself. I was going to build up to the big kitchen unveiling (kind of like the opening of Yankee Stadium, when all of the American League bigwigs joined Ruppert and Huston at the christening of the stadium on April 18, 1923). 547 more words

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SPORTS!

I’ve never written anything on sports before. So, this is a beginning. Lebron James is back in Ohio. That was terrible how they treated him before he left the first time. 138 more words

Synchronicity

It’s funny how things come together sometimes. At the same time my book, The Men Who Made the Yankees,” hit the market (currently available through Amazon in paperback, but soon from a variety of online retailers as a paperback and an ebook), my wife and I embarked on a summer of…kitchen renovation. 640 more words

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MLB Tried to Get Clever With a Tweet About Ryan Braun aka When Social Media Goes Wrong

I’m sure a lot of you have seen the baseball film “Major League” a lot of people love that film. If you havent seen it, there’s a scene where Willie Mayes Hayes (played by Wesley Snipes) scores a game-wining run from 2nd on a bunt. 301 more words