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Here's R.A Dickey's Farewell Letter, In Case Any Mets Fans Were…

Here's R.A Dickey's Farewell Letter, In Case Any Mets Fans Were In The Mood For A Good Cry

deadspin.com Updated Dec 23, 2012
R.A. Dickey wrote a farewell letter to Mets fans this weekend, just as they always dreamed he would (it's in the Daily News instead of under their pillows, but you take what you can get), in which he thanked everyone from his old teammates to the head g…
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  • Yanks may be in transition but don't count them out

    Yanks may be in transition but don't count them out

    MLB.com Dec 23, 2012
    Maybe you've read that this has been a difficult offseason for the Yankees. Maybe you've noticed that some people have already declared them toast in 2013. There's just one problem with that opinion.
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  • Ex-MLB player Ryan Freel found dead in Fla. home

    Ex-MLB player Ryan Freel found dead in Fla. home

    CNNSI.com Dec 23, 2012
    Ryan Freel, a former Major League Baseball player known for his fearless play but whose career was cut short after eight seasons by a series of head and other injuries, was found dead Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff…
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  • Nick Swisher Will Take His Goofball Show To Cleveland

    Nick Swisher Will Take His Goofball Show To Cleveland

    deadspin.com CNNSI.com Dec 23, 2012
    It's a sad day for baseball fans-Nick Swisher is going to the Cleveland Indians for what could possibly be a five year, $70 million deal. Unfortunately, Cleveland being Cleveland, we will likely never see Swish again. With that hard truth in mind, we bi
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  • Video - Swisher Will Be Missed By Yanks 02:13

    Swisher Will Be Missed By Yanks

    Dec 23
    Buster Olney discusses what the loss of Nick Swisher means to the Yankees.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Megatron the headliner, but history was made all over Week 16

    Dec 23
    The Bengals have done something this year that hadn't been done since Boomer Esiason was a junior at Maryland.
  • Don Banks: Critical win proves Vikes are more than a one-man show; more Sn…

    Dec 23
    PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 16 that saw the NFL's playoff field taking shape in almost-finalized fashion...
  • Don Banks: After 45 seasons, Bengals finally find some history in repeatin…

    Dec 23
    PITTSBURGH -- Heinz Field felt like history central Sunday in the NFL. But maybe not the way many would have expected.
  • NFL Week 16 review: John Clayton's Last Call

    Dec 23
    There's still plenty of intrigue regarding the NFC playoff race, writes John Clayton.