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NYC Living

Finding Food in NYC :: Jolie's Sweet Creations

When I go to a street fair or food festival I try not to have a preconceived notion of what I am going to eat. I like to walk around, survey the scene and if something looks tasty I’ll give it a whirl.

NYC Living

Finding Food in NYC :: Scarpetta

Did I just eat Short Rib and Bone Marrow Agnolotti at the Village Idiot? Or, did I long ago drink $5 pitchers of Miller Lite while signing along to Waylon Jennings songs at Scarpetta?  The answer to both questions is sort of, yes.

NYC Living

Finding Food in NYC :: American Cut

The combination of Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony has yet to lead to many wins, but it did lead me to American Cut.  Last year when the Zen Master was trying to convince the then free agent Anthony to stay in New York I read an article describing their meeting at the Marc Forgione steakhouse. Apparently Carmelo had the Filet Mignon and the Caesar Salad.

SB Nation

Grading the Yankee Offseason Acquisitions

As May winds down the Yankees record sits two games over .500, which is good for a one game lead in the tightly contested AL East. With only 3.5 games separating the first place Bombers and the last place Blue Jays every personnel decision can have a large effect on the standings.

SB Nation

Is Adam Warren Destined for the Bullpen?

Adam Warren took the ball last night for the Yankees against the Rays, but one has to wonder if his days in the starting rotation are numbered.  Warren has not been terrible in his seven starts in 2015, pitching to a 2-2 record with a 4.50 ERA, however, he will likely be a victim of his own versatility.  His success last season as late inning reliever makes him an enticing bullpen option once other injured starters return.

SB Nation

Yankees vs. Orioles Game Preview: Whitley Looks to Win Another Series

After winning last night, a win this afternoon would guarantee another series win. The Yankees had gone five series in a row before losing their last series to the Blue Jays. That streak is the reason the Yankees currently sit atop the AL East, so getting back onto a winning streak of some kind will help them stay above the competition.

SB Nation

A-Rod's Improbable Return to Fan Favorite

Iregularly attend Yankee games with my buddy Benson who has been an unwavering Alex Rodriguez supporter throughout his entire tenure in pinstripes. I remember teasing Benson in the middle of the Biogenesis scandal that he was A-Rod's last fan.

Business 2 Community

Shoemaker’s Excellent Trip Inside The Squared Circle

There was a time many years ago when a poster of a kilt wearing Rowdy Roddy Piper hung from my bedroom door. Watching professional wrestling was a cherished part of my childhood, but like playing Nintendo and building tree forts, it was a habit I ultimately outgrew. 

SB Nation

Yankees vs. Rays Game Preview and Lineups: Warren Looks to get Bombers Back on Track

The Yankees will turn to fifth starter Adam Warren as they look to snap a two game skid on Friday at Tropicana Field. Warren did not pitch badly in his first start of the season, allowing two runs (one earned) over 5.1 innings, but still took the loss against Boston. Tampa will counter with Nathan Karns who is 1-1 with a 4.97 ERA in two starts this season.

SB Nation

Shane Greene has Made Didi Gregorius Look Bad, but it's Still Early

If they gave out the Cy Young Award after two starts (boy, that would be a weird world), the AL version would likely go to Tigers’ right-hander Shane Greene. The 26-year-old ex-Yankee is 2-0 for Detroit and has yet to surrender a single run over 16 innings.

SB Nation

The Increasing Importance of Nathan Eovaldi

If you want an unbiased assessment of a sports team, Las Vegas is often the best place to look. The statistic majors and mathematicians who set lines and futures prices can’t afford to be influenced by rooting interests or passions. Their job is simply to create a line that attracts an equal amount of bets on both sides.

SB Nation

Handicapping the AL East

If you want an unbiased assessment of a sports team, Las Vegas is often the best place to look. The statistic majors and mathematicians who set lines and futures prices can’t afford to be influenced by rooting interests or passions. Their job is simply to create a line that attracts an equal amount of bets on both sides.

SB Nation

Two Underrated Yankees Who Could have a Big Impact in 2015

It is rare that any player or story line can fly under the radar in the media saturated Yankee Universe. Alex Rodriguez's return from suspension, CC Sabathia's recovery from knee surgery, and the health of Masahiro Tanaka's elbow have dominated the spring headlines. While these highly compensated stars will certainly influence the Bombers' success in 2015, I'd like to highlight a couple of lessor known players that could have significant roles.

SB Nation

Hope Springs at Yankee Camp

Vegas currently has the over/under for theYankees season win total set at 82.5 games. It has literally been decades since expectations were so low in the Bronx. 1992 was the last time the New York Yankees failed to win at least 83 games in a non-strike-shortened season. To put that in perspective, in 1992Derek Jeter was a student at Kalamazoo High School in Michigan.

SB Nation

Breaking Down the Bombers' Boom/Bust Rotation

With less than a month until pitchers and catchers report, predicting how the 2015Yankees will fare is an extremely difficult endeavor. The roster that GM Brian Cashman has assembled includes very few sure things. This feeling of uncertainty is most pronounced in the starting rotation.

Morning Pickup

Robinson Cano is Jay Z's Biggest Grammy Trophy

I'm sure Jay Z was thrilled to win another Grammy award, but Cano was the more important trophy to show off. He has plenty of other Grammys and decades of success to anchor his place in the music industry. He is new to the business of running a sports agency and the 10-year, $240 million contract he got for Cano shows that he can compete at the highest level.

Morning Pickup

NFL: Russell Wilson's Value Leads to Deep Roster

There are many reasons why the New England Patriots won all of their Super Bowls early in Tom Brady's career. One might site a better defense, the ruck rule, or videotaping their opponent's practices. 

Morning Pickup

Shumpert Stays a Knick, But Donnie Rules The Day

The Knicks came off as bumbling and incompetent in their actions surrounding the tade deadline. The same cannot be said for the man who drafted Shumpert, Donnie Walsh.

Morning Pickup

Knicks Must Find More Time for Jeremy Tyler

Two years ago the Knicks gave a chance to a point guard named Jeremy Lin who had previously been cut by two other NBA teams. 

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