NEW YORK - The bellman said the New York Mets aren't dead yet. "They'll come back, baby," he said. "They've done it before." The newsstand dealer said, "This town is baseball crazy. People can't enough enough of it."
The cab driver said, "I don't care. You owe me $40."
Baseball is the New York state of mind. Last night the Yankees played the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, while across town in Queens the
ATLANTA - The lovable, hugable New York Yankees. The Little Engine That Could. There's been Rocky, Chariots of Fire, Hoosiers and now the Darling (not Damn) Yankees - the underdogs. "I've always felt like we were the underdogs all season," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "Not many people were high on this club this year." Underdogs? This 1996 Yankees team, at least on paper, doesn't fit that description. It boasts the highest payroll in the game - about $60 million - and play
NEW YORK - Some of the repercussions from the Roberto Alomar spitting incident were the fears that Alomar would be targeted by umpires with bad calls. One unidentified umpire in some stories called it the "Billy Martin rule," meaning the negative treatment the late New York Yankees manager got from umpires because of the abuse he gave them. But yesterday in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, it wasn't the "Billy Martin rule" that hurt Alomar and the Baltimore