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The Vine: January 5, 2006
January 5, 2006 – 1:35 PM | No Comment

Great Baseball Goddess Sars,Tell me, O Wise One, why is it that during the regular season, some games do not go the whole nine innings? I tried Googling this AND asking Jeeves, but I wasn’t …

The Vine: August 5, 2005
August 5, 2005 – 3:56 PM | No Comment

I just wanted to chime in, as I’m sure others will, about the last question in The Vine today. I can’t believe someone would assume that her dinner was paid for by the birthday girl! …

TNiB Notes
August 1, 2005 – 10:41 AM | One Comment

Well, it’s August, which, blech, but what August lacks in the tolerable-weather department, it makes up for in the compelling-baseball department, because now, it counts. Sure, every game counts, and I do get a little …

The Bad And The Ugly
May 16, 2005 – 10:07 AM | One Comment

Gee, thanks, Yankees. I had a whole rant planned about how much you guys have sucked the bag so far this season, and the reasons why, but can I bust out all that fulminating and …

Cirque Du Shut Up
May 9, 2005 – 10:06 AM | No Comment

People: It is a bad mood of historic proportions over here. If a normal bad mood is…I don’t know, a votive candle, then the current bad mood is the Hindenburg. And it’s not even a …

The Vine: April 21, 2005
April 21, 2005 – 5:55 PM | No Comment

Dear Sars,
I have only the highest admiration for you, truly. Which opening
sentence, of course, will alert you to the fact that I’m about to
disagree vehemently with something you’ve said and probably insult you
somewhere along the …

The Juice Is Loose
April 4, 2005 – 9:51 AM | No Comment

When spring training started, so did the emails, asking if I planned to write about steroids in baseball. I didn’t plan to; I didn’t want to. Like many baseball fans, I didn’t want to think …

The Vine: January 15, 2005
January 15, 2005 – 5:04 PM | No Comment

Thank you so much for your answer to Vegan. I’ve been a vegetarian my entire 40 years (not a vegan — need the cheese) so certainly qualify to comment. In those 40 years I’ve inadvertently …

The Vine: January 6, 2005
January 6, 2005 – 8:02 PM | No Comment

Dear Sarah,
I have a problem with a co-worker. Or to be more precise, she has a
with me.
We are both members of a small, close-knit department.
Although she
is senior to me in age and status in the …

The Vine: December 8, 2004
December 8, 2004 – 12:24 AM | No Comment

You are the best person to answer my problems as they are about grammar and the Yankees.Yay for you!
1. I’m writing this guy to tell him some documents are missing from a package he sent …