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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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The Options For Phil Hughes

After this season, the Yankees have a decision to make in terms of Phil Hughes, the guy once designated for pinstripe greatness and ace-type status.  Hughes' contract (third year, arbitration eligible, one-year, $7.15 million) is up this year.  Here are the three options for the Yanks as far as Hughes goes after 2013:

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Boston Bruins v New York Rangers - Game Three
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Rangers Are Toast

The Rangers were a dangerous team heading into the playoffs.  Star goalie, Rick Nash's supposed Broadway playoff hunger, depth, last year's experience of losing in the conference finals, the magic of Madison Square Garden

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Bleacher Creature Leader Bald Vinny Talks on The Team

104.5 The Team ESPN Radio Mid-Day host Mike Lindsley recently talked with Bleacher Creature ring leader Bald Vinny about how the section formed, the atmosphere at the new Yankee Stadium, splitting time between a Yanks game and his sister's wedding and this year's Yankee team

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Bobby Richardson and Yogi Berra
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Yankee Great Bobby Richardson Talks On The Team

Mike Lindsley recently talked on The Team with Yankee great Bobby Richardson (pictured above right next to Yogi Berra), a three-time World Series champion and 1960 World Series MVP (still the only player from a losing team in the Fall Classic to win the award)

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The Teixeira Factor

Mark Teixeira continues to hit in simulated games but not active batting practice and hopes to be back by very late May.  The question is, Is he really going to help the Yankees?  Let's take a look at The Teixeira Factor, how he will help and hurt the Yanks at the same time by returning from injury (partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist).

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Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five
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Knicks Can Only Do So Much At Center

So many Knicks fans point towards the fact that Roy Hibbert was a handful in the conference semifinals for the Pacers.  Fair argument.  But Tyson Chandler's failure against Hibbert and mainly his overall role and ability are only a small part of what is wrong with New York's most popular hoops team.

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Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees
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Yankees-Orioles Series Preview

The Yankees enter Camden Yards posting a 12-6 record against American League East teams.  The Orioles have lost five straight and are looking to bounce back at home.  These clubs play three in Baltimore.  Here is a series preview:

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New York Rangers v Boston Bruins - Game Two
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Rangers Need Power-Play and Stars To Come Through

Goaltending-depth-star scoring-special teams.  Those are the four keys to a Stanley Cup run.  The Rangers certainly have the first one, even if Henrik Lundqvist had a bad Game 2 against the Bruins.  Other than the goalie though, the Blueshirts are in trouble.

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138th Preakness Stakes
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Top Weekend Performers

It was some weekend in sports.  The Knicks are dead and so is the Triple Crown in horse racing.  Hockey's Rangers are in trouble and there is a new winner on the PGA Tour.  Let's take a look at the Top 5 weekend performers in sports.

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138th Preakness Stakes - Previews
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Preakness Post 1-9.

If you are wondering what horses are going where for this Saturday's Preakness race, Derby winner Orb is at post #1 which is against the rail.  The rest is below with jockeys and odds.

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Blue Jays-Yankees Series Preview

The Yanks and Jays have at it for three in the Bronx.  New York just lost two of three to Seattle and Toronto has won four straight against the Red Sox and Giants respectively.  Here is a series preview.

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