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Mike Lindsley

Host 1p-4p EST M-F plus Yankee pre and post-games on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio in Albany. Worked in sports media for a decade-plus in Syracuse. Teams: NY Yankees, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, Syracuse Orange, St, Bonaventure basketball and Florida State football.
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Top Baseball Parks Close To Albany To Visit This Summer

Summer means a lot of things.  But what is better than going to the ballpark and enjoying a game in the sun (we hope) with a cold one and a hot dog?  Not many things top that.  We in The Capital Region are lucky because there are so many great ballparks to go to within a close distance.  Here are my Top 5 based on price, experience and proximity.

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Oakland Coliseum Becoming Trouble Spot for Yankees

The Yankees' troubles at Tropicana Field are no secret, but add Oakland Coliseum to the list as the new baseball horror house for New York.  The recent series sweep by the A's was ugly.  

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What’s Your Favorite, NBA Finals or Stanley Cup Finals? [POLL]

The Bruins and Blackhawks got things started in the Stanley Cup Finals with a triple-overtime Game 1.  The Heat and Spurs have done plenty to entertain in the NBA Finals as well.  What have you enjoyed more, the NBA Finals or the Stanley Cup Finals?  Vote here:

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Union Head Hockey Coach Rick Bennett Visits With The Team

104.5 The Team ESPN Radio's Mike Lindsley recently talked with Union head men's hockey coach Rick Bennett about the Stanley Cup Finals, Bennett's new contract, last year's Union hockey run and next year's schedule

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Phil Mickelson Needs A U.S. Open

They call him "Lefty".  A surefire Hall of Famer in the waiting.  A four-time major champion which includes three green jackets at The Masters and a PGA Championship in 2005.  But Phil Mickelson is missing one major.

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Who Will Win The Stanley Cup? [POLL]

The Bruins and Blackhawks, two Original 6 teams, meet for the right to raise Lord Stanley.  Boston is 9-1 in the postseason since toppling Toronto in overtime of Game 7 in the opening round.  Chicago is 7-1 since being down 3-1 to rival Detroit and beat last year's Cup champion Kings in the Western Conference Finals

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Who Will Win The U.S. Open [POLL]

Tiger Woods is in a major drought but says he's close.  Adam Scott is looking for his second straight.  Will we see a first-time winner?  Phil Mickelson is looking to get his major mojo back.  Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia will be a challenge for all of the top golfers thanks to rock hard, fast greens and the need for shot placement on every swing

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Yankees-Athletics Series Preview

The Yankees continue their 11-day, 10-game West Coast trip with a three game set in Oakland.  New York comes off a successful series in Seattle having won three of four, including the last game in which Felix Hernandez pitched (no-decision for Hernandez).  Oakland, meanwhile, comes off a four-game series split with the White Sox.  Here is a Yanks-Athletics series preview.

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Stanley Cup Finals Preview

It's an Original 6 Stanley Cup Finals, the first since 1979 and the first finals since 1972 between American Original 6 teams.  Bruins and Blackhawks.  Here is a preview of the series that will eventually end in one of these teams hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup, the most coveted trophy in team sports.

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