Topic: Queens

September 10, 2013

After another U.S. Open in which U.S. men were barely a factor, stateside tennis fans ask a familiar question: where are the great American men's tennis players? The answer remains, 'in the increasingly distant past, mostly.'

May 29, 2013

Mike Baxter is not, at least relative to his big league peers, all that great a baseball player. So why does he make Mets fans feel so good?

April 11, 2013

The baseball season is very long, and to be as long as it is, games must begin in April, when it is still frankly too cold for baseball. Still, as with all things baseball, there's something divine and awesome in it, even when you can't feel your fingers.

April 3, 2013

A fleeting moment of happiness in Queens on Opening Day, near the chop shops, amid the swirling on-field garbage and omnipresent Mets-fan anxiety, and in defiance of games two-through-162.

April 11, 2012

The Wood Memorial is one of the bigger races leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with a $1 million purse to match. Which makes it that much stranger to find it being run in the Aqueduct Racetrack of today, which is still a short walk from the A train, and in the process of being devoured by slot machines.