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Is New York the Original Home of Baseball?

Posted in NY Sports Fan Forum
Oct 16, 2014
Is New York the Original Home of Baseball?

Baseball is a sport with a long history, possibly going back over 200 years. But it isn't clear exactly when and where the sport originated. There have been many different theories over the years and even some debate over whether baseball evolved from a British game or is a truly American sport. Many of the theories of baseball's origins link back to New York. It was once attributed to Abner Doubleday, who was a United States Army officer and Union general during the Civil War. It is also rumored to come from the outskirts of New York City, in what is now Greenwich Village. And an author published the first rules of "base ball" for an NYC club called the Knickerbockers. But what is the truth? Is baseball really a New York sport?

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New York's NBA and NHL Playoffs Making Up for Lackluster Regular Season

Posted by Lorenzo Tanos in NY Sports Fan Forum
May 11, 2014
New York's NBA and NHL Playoffs Making Up for Lackluster Regular Season

No defensive intensity. No heart. An abundance of potential draft busts, including the first-overall selection. A lot of teams allegedly "tanking", or deliberately racking up losses in an effort to boost the chances of a high lottery pick, preferably the top pick. That was the NBA season in a nutshell, though the NHL season was much better and that fuels some very exciting New York Rangers playoff predictions. In terms of numbers, only 13 teams being able to hold their opponents down to less than a hundred points per game.

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