Category Archives: Live Mike

Column: A league of its own

As we head into the dog days of summer, it’s just about time for one of my favorite—and least favorite—stories of the year to begin: the Little League tournament. Earlier this week, the brackets went up for the local Little League tournaments, from the 9 and 10 year old baseball and softball teams to the […]

Column: The sport of kings?

My apologies to anyone who considers themselves to be a fan of horseracing, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t give a fig about the sport. On Saturday, after American Pharaoh became the first horse since 1978 to win the coveted Triple Crown, the sports world was abuzz with news about the thoroughbred. Clearly, we […]

Column: The real beauty of sports

It’s a good thing I had to work on Saturday, because if I didn’t I was planning to spend most of the day, in bed, ruminating about the Game 7 stinker the Rangers put forth the night before. But I had a full slate of championship games on the docket, which was good enough to […]

Column: That Game 7 mojo

The New York Rangers’ one-sided win over the Lightning on May 26 means quite a few things. Most importantly, it means the Blueshirts have staved off elimination and will be playing at least one more game at Madison Square Garden this year. Secondly, it means that it’s not quite time for me to stick my […]

Column: The big game atmosphere

It may surprise you, but I’m not a very social person. Given the choice, I’d take a quiet night in over a raging party almost any night of the week. As I’ve established in this column, I’m also pretty superstitious when it comes to my sports teams. But against my better judgment last week, I […]

Column: Deflate-great!

“More probable than not.” In the grand scheme of things—or in a court of law—those four words aren’t too damning. But as they relate to Tom Brady’s part in “Deflategate,” they’re more than powerful enough to ensure that the golden boy gets his just deserts. Last week, an NFL-sponsored report into the Patriots’ ball-deflating scandal […]

Column: Pay-Per-Boos

If there are two certainties in life, they are death and taxes. If there is another one, it’s that a high-profile Pay-Per-View featuring Floyd Mayweather will inevitably be a dud. I’ve been a boxing fan for years; the kind of fan who will gladly tune into a fight on SNY between two boxers I’ve never […]

Column: Springtime in New York

The last week or so has been a pretty decent time to be a sports fan in New York. Between the Yankees-Mets series over the weekend and the possibility of a second round showdown between the Islanders and Rangers the local sports scene has been positively abuzz as of late. Not too shabby for late-April. […]

Harrison Round up

Baseball 4/14 Rye d. Harrison 7-0 On April 14, Rye hurler Tim DeGraw turned in a gem for the Garnets, tossing a complete game no-hitter against the Huskies as his squad cruised to a 7-0 win at Rye Recreation Park. DeGraw hit two batters, walked three and fanned six over the course of his first […]

Column: Retaliation fatigue

I consider myself something of a baseball purist. When it comes to watching Major League games, I’m all for the direction the sport is going in. Fewer runs are being scored, ERAs are lower across the board, and speed, pitching and defense—not the ability to hit home runs—are of premium importance to teams looking to […]