Mets rack up wins playing old-school baseball

Mets rack up wins playing old-school baseball

You tell me Buck Showalter couldn’t return to a major league for three years because team owners and new-age front office staff thought the former school principal would demand too much authority. ? Oh, my gracious God. The culture shift in Queens has been as dramatic as the Mets’ turnaround from 77-85 in 2021 to … Read more

Yankees cleared as Jordan Montgomery stifles former team

Yankees cleared as Jordan Montgomery stifles former team

ST. LOUIS — Trade Jordan Montgomery has hurt the Yankees before. The southpaw, making his first start for the Cardinals, pitched five scoreless innings, but the Yankees have bigger concerns after their 1-0 loss on Saturday night. They have lost four in a row for the first time this season, as well as five of … Read more

Marcus McKethan of the Giants taken off the field during the scrimmage

Marcus McKethan of the Giants taken off the field during the scrimmage

Comments Friday’s Giants training camp. Prevention is better than cure They called it a blue-white scrimmage Friday night at MetLife Stadium, but no live tackles were allowed by the Giants’ first and second teams. It was a good move by first-year head coach Brian Daboll. Sometimes scrums can get overheated, with players being too anxious … Read more

Clay Holmes makes another save to sink Yankees in loss to Cardinals

Clay Holmes makes another save to sink Yankees in loss to Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played Friday night. It’s not the first part of the season anymore. Closer Clay Holmes struggled for a second straight appearance, coming into the eighth inning and giving up a fielding hit, a walk and a … Read more

Joe Buck tried to get Vin Scully to take his World Series spot

Joe Buck tried to get Vin Scully to take his World Series spot

Had Joe Buck been successful, the late great Vin Scully would have taken Buck’s place in the broadcast booth to call the World Series. “If he had ever shown up and said, ‘I’ll do a run,’ I would have been in the dining room watching him,” Buck told The Athletic’s “Sports Media” podcast on Wednesday, … Read more

Yankees trade flurry at deadline leaves rotation thin

Yankees trade flurry at deadline leaves rotation thin

Just over a week ago, the Yankees were well supplied with starting pitch depth. After a flurry of trades before the deadline last Tuesday, however, that depth is more tenuous as the Yankees head into the final two months of the season. In addition to surprisingly trading Jordan Montgomery for injured outfielder Harrison Bader (the … Read more

New Mets additions bust for three homers in win over Braves

New Mets additions bust for three homers in win over Braves

The Mets are in full swing, playing their best baseball of the season and establishing their promise against a bona fide team in the playoffs. They entered a five-game run against the Braves in first place in the NL East, and the Mets will end the series in the same spot after hitting four homers … Read more

Why the Yankees Traded Jordan Montgomery to the Cardinals for Harrison Bader

Why the Yankees Traded Jordan Montgomery to the Cardinals for Harrison Bader

A day after trading for Frankie Montas to bolster their rotation, the Yankees subtracted one of their most consistent starters just before the trade deadline. The Yankees traded left-hander Jordan Montgomery to the Cardinals on Tuesday in exchange for outfielder Harrison Bader and a player to be named later or cash consideration. Bader is currently … Read more

Even a simple exercise can help age the brain, study tips

Even a simple exercise can help age the brain, study tips

High school students run into the sunset as they practice for the track and field season February 28 in Shawnee, Kan. New research suggests that even a simple exercise could help stave off memory problems. Although physical activity helps keep the brain healthy, it’s not clear how much it helps once memory begins to slip. … Read more