Yankee Swap

I started watching baseball at a very young age. I’m not old enough to remember Derek Jeter’s Rookie of the Year campaign in 1996, but I tuned in soon after. I grew up several hours from New York City, but often saw vanity plates like “2JETER2” on the country roads of my upstate home. My

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The Unwanted Autograph

If attending an NFL training camp wasn’t bad enough, it was raining. The forecast called for the downpour to last all afternoon, so Kerry Collins, Jeremy Shockey, and the rest of the 2003 New York Giants slouched into the University of Albany basketball gym for a day of no-contact, no-speed, and no-effort football. It was

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