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Punchless Mets put strain on pitching staff

Punchless Mets put strain on pitching staff

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
What’s interesting (or excruciatingly mind-boggling and painful for Mets fans) is how vast the gulf in talent is between one unit — the pitching staff — and the other — the position players.
 
Umpires take the longest road to the majors
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Umpires take the longest road to the majors

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
There is no cheering allowed in the press box, but Greg Roemer is exempted. He wasn’t rooting for the ValleyCats. He wasn’t rooting for the Aberdeen IronBirds, either. He was rooting for the umpire.
 

Down the Fairway: Fuccillo Kia Championship will be huge

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Every time the Symetra Tour comes to town, area golf fans get the unique opportunity to watch the next rising stars on the LPGA Tour.
 

Saratoga time ends summer doldrums

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Even the British Open didn’t feel like working this week.
 

Saratoga County to kick in for visitors’ center

Saturday, July 18, 2015
The Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership may get a visitors’ center yet, despite its perennially empty pockets. The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on loaning up to $200,000 to the partnership and the town of Saratoga.
 
Alabama coach has lame excuse for losing to Ohio State

Alabama coach has lame excuse for losing to Ohio State

Saturday, July 18, 2015
For coach Nick Saban to come back now and say that Alabama’s chemistry was ruined by some of his stars’ draft status is the highest form of elephant excrement.
 

Sweet memories of soda fountain

Friday, July 17, 2015
Amsterdam native and retired Fulton County Historian Peter Betz has sweet memories of a soda fountain on Amsterdam’s Market Hill.
 
Glens Falls key to Smoltz's Hall of Fame career

Glens Falls key to Smoltz's Hall of Fame career

Friday, July 17, 2015
For all his Hall-of-Fame success, the career of John Smoltz may have been best captured in the 1987 season when he found himself lost in the foothills of the Adirondacks.
 

One-family rentals fly off the lists

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Like the hot new toy at Christmas, single-family rentals are snapped up almost as soon as they hit the market.
 
Joint venture bringing jazz show to Saratoga

Joint venture bringing jazz show to Saratoga

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Hats off to joint ventures as Caffe Lena teams up with the Universal Preservation Hall (25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs) to present a show there by David Amram with the Dylan Perillo Orchestra on Friday.
 

Outdoors: Youth lands 3-pound largemouth bass

Thursday, July 16, 2015
I always enjoy getting stories about kids in the outdoors, especially when it comes to fishing.
 
Will we see Triple Crown and two Slams in same year?

Will we see Triple Crown and two Slams in same year?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The way 2015 has been going, I’m holding out hope even for Pluto.
 
Coaches need to adjust to changing culture

Coaches need to adjust to changing culture

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The era of the grab-your-facemask, vein-popping, spittle-spewing roaring maniac of a high school coach who many adults grew up with is a dying breed.
That is not necessarily a bad thing. Actually, it’s a good thing.
 
Golf: Cancer survivor Watroba gives back

Golf: Cancer survivor Watroba gives back

Sunday, July 12, 2015
Joe Watroba knows all about accepting help and giving back.
 

Lafayette’s visit to Fort Hunter

Friday, July 10, 2015

If you visit Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter during this weekend’s Canal Days, you will be following in the footsteps of Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette, though, actually visited by canal boat in 1825.
 
 

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