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The unwritten rulebook
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The unwritten rulebook

  The tricky thing about unwritten rules is that when edicts aren’t spelled out in black and white, it leaves an awful lot of room for gray area. Perhaps no sport in the world has more unwritten rules than baseball. Coming in at 284 pages long, the official Major League […]

20 years after Dr. Betty Shabazz’s death
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20 years after Dr. Betty Shabazz’s death

June 2017 is the 20th anniversary of the death of Dr. Betty Shabazz, a former local resident of Mount Vernon and Yonkers. Her death involving her grandson was shocking to all of us and it was poignant for me personally, because months before I had written my first piece for […]

Let the mystery be
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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
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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 […]