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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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Athletics – Yankees Series Preview

The Yanks enter a home series with Oakland having won four of the last five series, including recently Houston, where the pinstripes were crushed in game one but took the next two.  Moneyball-run Oakland, meanwhile, took two of three from the Angels.  These two teams will play three in the Bronx.  Here is a series preview.

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Picking The 139th Kentucky Derby

Horse racing isn't my strong suit.  It isn't Major League Baseball or the National Football League or college basketball or hockey or college football.  I follow the big races though, and we all know The Kentucky Derby is a huge deal.  Who gets hot going into it, who trains the best, who feels the best in their respective post position.  So many factors.  So many unknowns.  

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Ranking The Top Television Play-By-Play Sports Broadcasters

If you are a sports fan, television now is like radio was in the 1950's and 1960's.  It's your #1 source for listening to games and because of its medium, watching games.  And like the 50's and 60's, we are in a golden era of play-by-play sportscasters.  Here are my Top 5 television play-by-play sports broadcasters right now:

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Who’s The Best Team In Baseball [POLL]

April is over.  May is in.  The Red Sox had a heck of a month.  The Yankees went 16-10 to the surprise of some.  The Rangers and Tigers have proved already that they are most likely division winners

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Ichiro Is First Ballot Material

Over 2,600 hits.  A .322 lifetime batting average.  More than 3,400 total bases.  450+ steals.  1,200+ runs scored.  Over 600 RBI and over 100 home runs for a non-power player.  Ichiro Suzuki is not a Hall of Famer.  He is a first ballot Hall of Famer.

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What Regional NFL Team Had the Best 2013 Draft [POLL]

We have no idea what will happen in coming years following an NFL Draft in terms of what players will be stars or Hall of Famers or at the very least impact guys on the football field.  On paper, we think one team currently did better than another or several others

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Leadership Helping Yanks Stay Ahead

Talk all day long about the 2013 replacement players in pinstripes.  Talk about general manager Brian Cashman taking chances.  Talk about the starting pitching being good enough in spots.  Talk about whatever you'd like as the main reason for the Yankees' demise not quite happening just yet like some thought.  The real talk is the leadership and presence of Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte.  As long as those three are in the Bronx, it starts and ends with that.

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Jets Aren’t Giants And Tim Tebow Release Shows Why

The Jets are certainly not the Giants.  They don't have the rings or the head coach or the quarterback or the front office or the fan base or the history.  But if you needed another reminder why the organizations play football on different planets, the release of Tim Tebow by the Jets gives you one more.  

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“Copycat” NFL Back In Full Force

There was once a time when a team copied the power-sweep Packers running game or the 1970's high-flying Steeler and Cowboy offense or the 1980's West Coast 49er offense installed by Bill Walsh.  Or the current spread offenses in the NFL that we see today.  Now, this coming season, we will see a different copycat mode back in the NFL, this time for the pistol or the read option made somewhat famous last year by the NFC Champion 49ers and rising Seahawks.

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Who Starts at QB For the Jets This Season?

Jets general manager John Idzik has made it very clear that this is his club and he will bring in his own people.  Tim Tebow was released.  Darrelle Revis was traded.  Geno Smith was drafted.  Who plays quarterback is probably the number one question going into 2013 for Gang Green

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Astros-Yankees Series Preview

The Yanks come fresh off a four-game home sweep of overrated Toronto.  Houston is the worst team in baseball and was overwhelmed at Fenway Park, losing four straight to the Red Sox.  The Yanks and Astros play three in the Bronx.  Here is a series preview:

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