In Praise of the Underdog


In sports, as in life, we love the underdog. Every day we battle the odds, and now more than ever, we feel the deck is stacked for those richer and more powerful than us. When we sit glued to the TV and watch an athlete or team defy the odds, and it gives us hope than we too, can prevail through our difficult circumstances.

Former New York Yankee, Derek Jeter is… Doing It Right


A great baseball player on the field, a great person off the field. Derek Jeter is doing it right.

Royals Run Recalls Memories of Rooting Against The Dreaded Yankees

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This Kansas City Royals World Series appearance has Brian Harmon daydreaming of the ghosts of Royals past.

The 40 Year Old . . . Jeter Fan

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We grew up with Derek Jeter; his retirement is the end of an era in our lives.

Derek Jeter’s Swan Song


The Yankee captain, Mr. November, perhaps the greatest shortstop in baseball history, is set to retire at the end of the 2014 season. Rob Scarborough takes a look back at Derek Jeter’s career.

Where’s The Mentor Alex Rodriguez Never Had?

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Joe Rutland looks at the drama behind Rodriguez and how a mentor could have helped him navigate his life and career with more honesty and grace.

The Yankees Embrace Their Dark Side

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Despite losing Robinson Cano to the free agent market, the Yankees are doing what they always do—spend. Neil Cohen explains why they don’t really have a choice.

Bucky F#$&*ing Dent


35 years ago this week the dreaded Yankees beat Liam Day’s beloved Red Sox in a one-game playoff. What he remembers are the lessons, good and bad, his mother imparted.

Boston Strong


As a life-long Yankees fan, Neil Cohen has to tip his hat to the Red Sox, who, in the wake of April’s terror attacks on Boston, are forging a feel-good, worst-to-first season.

The Best $10 Ticket inTown

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Mark Spellun talks relationships, love and parenting in a Yankees-Red Sox world.

Who Will Be the Next Face of Baseball?


As Derek Jeter nears retirement, Scott Behson muses, with his tongue in his cheek, about who will replace the Yankees captain as baseball’s poster boy.

Derek Jeter’s Secret Sauce


No, Skip Bayless wasn’t right. Neil Cohen tells us the secret is mental, not physical.

The Grief Performance: Football’s Concussions and Controversies


Ronald Metellus on concussions, Manti Te’o, and the complicity of fandom.

The Best GMP Sports Articles of 2012

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Liam Day, the Sports Editor of The Good Men Project, picks his favorite sports stories of the past year.

An Open Letter to Yankee Fans


CJ Kaplan to Yankees supporters: It’s called losing gracefully. Try it.

Sports Talk Flash Fiction: BoSox Rule!


“The Yankees buy everything they got… Always have. They even bought Ruth from the Sox, for crying out loud!”