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Let the mystery be
Opinion Sports

Let the mystery be

I don’t want to launch into another “get off my lawn”-type old fogey complaint about baseball stats here, but I feel like my hand is being forced. Now, I’ve made my peace with a lot of the new-fangled metrics like Ultimate Zone Rating and Win-Shares. Those stats, while not necessarily […]

Important info re: your property assessment
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Important info re: your property assessment

To the Editor, In January 2016, the town board of the town of Rye established the Task Force on Assessment Practices and Procedures (the Task Force) to undertake a review of the assessment functions of the town of Rye and to make findings and recommendations to the town board regarding […]

Softball not a hard sell
Opinion Sports

Softball not a hard sell

  The best baseball game I watched all year wasn’t a major league contest. It wasn’t a Section I playoff tilt, either. In fact, it wasn’t even technically “baseball.” On Monday night, softball teams from Oklahoma and Florida played the first game in a best-of-three College World Series finals. Seventeen […]

The unicorn frappucino generation
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The unicorn frappucino generation

Do you know what a finsta is? Neither did I, because I am not between the ages of 13 and 34. Anyone 13 to 18 is “Gen Z,” and those aged 18 to 34 are the much-discussed millennials. Dan Coates studies them both. His company, yPulse, is a marketing research […]

A drawn-out loss
Opinion Sports

A drawn-out loss

As long as I follow sports, I don’t think I’ll ever suffer another loss quite as painful Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. The storyline was about as rich as it gets in sports: My Red Sox, trying to end an 85-year curse, jumping out to an early lead against […]