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Yankees pick the wrong answer to an easy question.

Good questions grow lonely, too. They need companionship in the form of good answers. Thus, the latest dating site for singles: “Questions Without Answers.” Q: With Aroldis Chapman in to pitch the ninth for the Yankees against the Rangers last week, why would the Yanks play an extreme shift behind a guy who throws 100...
Time: 16:56     Date: 18.08.2018
Last US Sport News: Yankees pick the wrong answer to an easy question. NY Post 24 - US News

Q: With Aroldis Chapman in to pitch the ninth for the Yankees against the Rangers last week, why would the Yanks play an extreme shift behind a guy who throws 100 mph against lefty-hitting Rougned Odor? Did they expect him to pull the ball?

Were they surprised when Odor lined a 100 mph pitch the other way — as if he had a choice — through the man-made hole near where the shortstop normally plays?

A: Good question.

Q: Career closer Fernando Rodney last week joined the A’s, his 10th team since 2001. If he’s so unreliable as to be so expendable, why do managers remove relievers who pitched a clean eighth inning and replace them with Rodney?

A: Funny you should ask.

Q: From start to end, it was obvious to YES viewers Thursday afternoon that Yankee Stadium was about half-filled. So why, near the game’s end, was Michael Kay forced to report the Stadium as four-fifths full, an “announced attendance 41,033,” explaining the obvious as a case of many leaving the stadium early?

A: Because we’re supposed to believe what we’re told, not what we see.

Q: Why did Thursday’s 3-1 Rays win at the Yanks take 3:22 to complete?

A: Modern big league baseball. Both teams tried to keep the other team close — 10 pitchers, 17 hits, 20 strikeouts, the last stat answering the next question: Why were 36 runners left on base?

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Q: Reader Brian Barnett has a good one. Last week against the Jets, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was 1-for-1 for minus-2 yards and a QB passer rating of 79.2. The next night, Panthers QB Kyle Allen was 0-for-1, 0 yards for a rating of 39.6. How did negative 2 yards rank twice as high as zero yards?

A: Factor in launch angle, exit velocity and POS — probability of stupidity.

Q: Last week, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was suspended for a week from training camp — man, that’s harsh — after being in a fight with a teammate, threatening nearby reporters then, in a barely literate “social” media post, promising “war” with the media.

In an interview, he also trashed a bunch of NFL QBs for no apparent reason, the college man adding, “I don’t care what nobody say.”

Ramsey was drafted out of Florida State University. So does FSU, among many other institutions of higher learning, as well as the NCAA, ever feel shame for regularly delivering uneducated misanthropes to the NFL?

A: No.

Q: Why don’t Yankees radio and TV ticket sales promos ever give the names of the Yanks’ opponents?

A: It’s a salute to John Sterling.

Jets and Redskins on “Monday” Night Football — on Thursday.AP

Q: Why did ESPN, throughout Thursday’s Jets-Redskins, call the game “Monday Night Football”?

A: As per ESPN’s “Bottom Line” an ESPN “NFL insider” had not yet “confirmed” that it wasn’t Monday night.

Olbermann only one to let Subway game speak for itself

ESPN’s Monday night version of MLB — Mets-Yankees — was as dreadful as its late Sunday night version. But Keith Olbermann’s inclusion was the least of its problems.

Though Olbermann has conditioned many to gag at his presence as an elitist liberal in the habit of mistreating “the little people” in his midst, he was the only one among the three — Eduardo Perez and Tim Kurkjian, the others — to show some understanding that the game was being televised, thus it was OK, to hush up and let the pictures tell some of the story.

Olbermann was often good, funny, too. The less one says the better the chances.

But ESPN will never learn that we tuned in to watch the game, not to hear every pitch and swing explained, not to be bombarded with stats and what ESPN has on next, let alone next week. The mark of ESPN’s baseball telecasts remains their eagerness to disenfranchise baseball fans.

Howie Rose

With Thursday afternoon’s Mets-Phillies exclusively sold to Facebook — MLB now accepts money to remove games from view — listening to the Mets’ radio team of Howie Rose and Josh Lewin wasn’t at all a burden.

Rose made it clear early — long before the game became a Mets “club record-breaking” 24-4 Phils’ slapstick surrender — that replays normally seen and reported from the booth would not be forthcoming as per MLB’s latest dive for dollars.

Lewin, like Rose, describes the game for us. He wants us to “see,” not guess. As Amed Rosario awaited a pitch in the third, Lewin said, “Rosario waggles a two-tone bat.” Nice.

And when Rosario singled, Lewin was quick to say Rosario had seen two pitches, the first he hit for a home run, and now this. And when Rosario, in his next at-bat, fouled off the first pitch, Lewin said he’ll now see his first second pitch.

Before Brandon Nimmo left with an injury, Lewin described him as playing with the joy “of a Golden Retriever puppy.”

The Game Has Changed, continued: Today is the one-week anniversary of Red Sox 4, Orioles 1, nine pitchers combining for 27 strikeouts — half of the 54 outs!

Reader Eugene Klechevsky has sent a 1973 print ad for a Sony portable TV with a screen as big “as the size of kid’s baseball glove” and stays charged for four hours, “Enough time for a ballgame and a Western.”

Today? That Western had better be no longer than 15 minutes.

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If we’re to be infuriated by NFL players who take a knee or raise their fists in protest of highly selective racial issues during the national anthem, how do those who protest the protesters reconcile the continuing abuse and exploitation of the anthem on Yankees radio?

As the anthem plays, the WFAN/Yankees radio network cuts to commercials. When the commercials end, Suzyn Waldman identifies the commercial sponsor of the anthem and who performed it — though we didn’t hear it.

You can’t shame the shameless.

Lines of the Week: Reader Mike Ganis, Houston, on the four interceptions Johnny Manziel threw in his first game with the Montreal Alouettes: “Using the conversion rate table, that equals three U.S. interceptions.”

But the landslide winner was Melissa Howard, candidate for Florida’s House of Representatives. After questions about the veracity of her educational claims, the college diploma she produced as proof proved to be a fake. Her apology included:

“It was not my intent to deceive or mislead anyone.”

She’s right. Her intent was to deceive and mislead everyone!

Sport

Last US Sport News: Kawhi Leonard debuts strange laugh, sidestep at Raptors intro. NY Post 24 - US News
Kawhi Leonard debuts strange laugh, sidestep at Raptors intro.
Toronto’s media day opened with a shock: a Kawhi Leonard laugh. Then it got more serious for the quiet superstar who...
Last US Sport News: Tiger Woods seals victory with ‘love you’ and kiss for girlfriend. NY Post 24 - US News
Tiger Woods seals victory with ‘love you’ and kiss for girlfriend.
Woods and girlfriend Erica Herman were first linked last year....
Last US Sport News: Giants dodge bullet with Evan Engram injury. NY Post 24 - US News
Giants dodge bullet with Evan Engram injury.
The Giants likely will be without Evan Engram for a period, but not for the season. The young tight end sprained his MCL...
Last US Sport News: Ryan Tannehill is the face of NFL’s shocking start. NY Post 24 - US News
Ryan Tannehill is the face of NFL’s shocking start.
If, after three weeks of the 2018 NFL season, you profess to have a handle on who’s good and who’s not, you’re either...

Opinion

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RFK crew needs to rethink its ‘get out jail free’ cards for violent offenders.
Kerry Kennedy and her Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights outfit still have time to rethink their “bail them all out” initiative...
Last US News - Opinion: The war on coal is a winner for China. NY Post 24 - US News
The war on coal is a winner for China.
We’ve just entered the 21st month of Donald Trump’s presidency. While the president is ending his predecessor’s war...
Last US News - Opinion: Ridiculous confirmation fights are killing the Supreme Court. NY Post 24 - US News
Ridiculous confirmation fights are killing the Supreme Court.
The current era of scorched-earth politics began five years after there was, according to Christine Blasey Ford, in 1982,...
Last US News - Opinion: Now #MeToo is coming for your thought crimes. NY Post 24 - US News
Now #MeToo is coming for your thought crimes.
The #MeToo movement’s search for demons to slay has expanded well beyond just those accused of sexual misbehavior. Now,...
Last US News - Opinion: The limits of hashtag feminism and other commentary. NY Post 24 - US News
The limits of hashtag feminism and other commentary.
Legal file: Polygraphs Are a Joke Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has taken a polygraph test. At City...

Living

US Living News: Dad rides late daughter’s bike 200 miles for charity. NY Post 24 - US News
Dad rides late daughter’s bike 200 miles for charity.
A dad whose seven-year-old daughter died of a brain tumor is riding 200 miles for charity — on the tiny bike which was...
US Living News: Another region of Switzerland votes to ban burqas. NY Post 24 - US News
Another region of Switzerland votes to ban burqas.
A second region of Switzerland has voted to ban burqas in public places. The regional government, which had opposed the measure,...
US Living News: Mary Kay Letourneau claims she didn’t know sex with 12-year-old was illegal. NY Post 24 - US News
Mary Kay Letourneau claims she didn’t know sex with 12-year-old was illegal.
Disgraced teacher Mary Kay Letourneau still maintains she didn’t know the affair she had with her former sixth-grade-student-turned-husband...
US Living News: This hungry manta ray has to swim through a ‘plastic soup’ made by tourists. NY Post 24 - US News
This hungry manta ray has to swim through a ‘plastic soup’ made by tourists.
A majestic manta ray was forced to swim in a sea of plastic off the coast of a tourist hotspot. Shocking images show the...
US Living News: Judge rules kindergartner can bring her cannabis oil to school. NY Post 24 - US News
Judge rules kindergartner can bring her cannabis oil to school.
A 5-year-old California girl can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug to school—used for emergency treatment of a rare form...
US Living News: Scientists explode over bogus claims that huge volcano is ‘ready to blow’. NY Post 24 - US News
Scientists explode over bogus claims that huge volcano is ‘ready to blow’.
Reports predicting the imminent eruption of a “highly hazardous” volcano in Iceland have been slammed by scientists as...
US Living News: Why more couples are choosing fall weddings. NY Post 24 - US News
Why more couples are choosing fall weddings.
Couples are falling for a new season. One in three weddings now take place in the fall, according to data from WeddingWire,...
US Living News: Human-bear conflicts are on the rise in Alaska. NY Post 24 - US News
Human-bear conflicts are on the rise in Alaska.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Wildlife experts are calling this summer one of the busiest years of bear encounters they have seen....

Business

Last US Business News: Eddie Lampert pushes plan for Sears to avoid bankruptcy. NY Post 24 - US News
Eddie Lampert pushes plan for Sears to avoid bankruptcy.
Eddie Lampert is really sounding the alarms. The hedge fund mogul and largest shareholder in Sears Holdings claims that “Sears...
Last US Business News: Inside the night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape. NY Post 24 - US News
Inside the night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape.
With the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student...
Last US Business News: Weight Watchers rebrands itself as WW. NY Post 24 - US News
Weight Watchers rebrands itself as WW.
Weight Watchers International is looking to lose the “Weight” by slimming down its name to a two-letter acronym. The...
Last US Business News: Earnings for Uber and Lyft drivers are plummeting. NY Post 24 - US News
Earnings for Uber and Lyft drivers are plummeting.
The gig is up for ride sharing. Drivers for services like Uber, Lyft, UberEats and Postmates made 53 percent less last year...
Last US Business News: Sirius XM to buy Pandora for $3.5 billion. NY Post 24 - US News
Sirius XM to buy Pandora for $3.5 billion.
Satellite radio firm Sirius XM Holdings will buy music streamer Pandora Media in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal, as it seeks...
Last US Business News: Sky shares surge after Comcast wins auction with lofty bid. NY Post 24 - US News
Sky shares surge after Comcast wins auction with lofty bid.
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Last US Business News: Michael Kors close to buying Versace for $2.4B. NY Post 24 - US News
Michael Kors close to buying Versace for $2.4B.
MILAN — An Italian newspaper reports that the Versace group is on the verge of announcing its sale to an American company...
Last US Business News: Toys ‘R’ Us store was ‘complete chaos’ during closing. NY Post 24 - US News
Toys ‘R’ Us store was ‘complete chaos’ during closing.
Just after Memorial Day this year, the manager of a Toys ‘R’ Us store in Oregon decided to use up his vacation days....

Metro

Metro News: Homophobic bigot assaults two men in Brooklyn, both expected to survive: cops. NY Post 24 - US News
Homophobic bigot assaults two men in Brooklyn, both expected to survive: cops.
Cops are hunting for a homophobic brute after a Sunday morning attack in Brooklyn sent two men to the hospital,...
Metro News: Trump’s visit to the UN will be a traffic nightmare. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump’s visit to the UN will be a traffic nightmare.
“MAGA” will stand for “Make the Apple Gridlocked Again” as President Trump hits town for the UN General Assembly’s...
Metro News: Democrats see chance to knock out sole Republican senator in Brooklyn. NY Post 24 - US News
Democrats see chance to knock out sole Republican senator in Brooklyn.
Democrats believe they have the rare opportunity to knock out the sole Republican elected official left in Brooklyn — popular...
Metro News: Routine laser treatment left me with blistering burns: suit. NY Post 24 - US News
Routine laser treatment left me with blistering burns: suit.
A Long Island mom went for a routine laser treatment to remove sunspots — and ended up with dozens of blistering burns...
Metro News: Peace officers accused of stealing from homeless shelter. NY Post 24 - US News
Peace officers accused of stealing from homeless shelter.
Shelter residents are among the city’s most needy, but that didn’t stop three peace officers from swiping basic hygiene...
Metro News: Couple shocked to find they just bought infamous MS-13 house. NY Post 24 - US News
Couple shocked to find they just bought infamous MS-13 house.
Welcome to the “killing fields.” A young couple with three kids say they bought their dream home on Long Island Friday...
Metro News: Man fatally stabbed after fighting with childhood friend. NY Post 24 - US News
Man fatally stabbed after fighting with childhood friend.
A Brooklyn man was fatally stabbed following an argument with a neighborhood friend early Sunday, police and neighbors told...
Metro News: Molinaro unveils website seeking dirt on Cuomo. NY Post 24 - US News
Molinaro unveils website seeking dirt on Cuomo.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro on Sunday unveiled a Wikileaks-style website for whistleblowers to reveal...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Kawhi Leonard debuts strange laugh, sidestep at Raptors intro. NY Post 24 - US News
Kawhi Leonard debuts strange laugh, sidestep at Raptors intro.
Toronto’s media day opened with a shock: a Kawhi Leonard laugh. Then it got more serious for the quiet superstar who...
Last US Sport News: Tiger Woods seals victory with ‘love you’ and kiss for girlfriend. NY Post 24 - US News
Tiger Woods seals victory with ‘love you’ and kiss for girlfriend.
Woods and girlfriend Erica Herman were first linked last year....
Last US Sport News: Giants dodge bullet with Evan Engram injury. NY Post 24 - US News
Giants dodge bullet with Evan Engram injury.
The Giants likely will be without Evan Engram for a period, but not for the season. The young tight end sprained his MCL...
Last US Sport News: Ryan Tannehill is the face of NFL’s shocking start. NY Post 24 - US News
Ryan Tannehill is the face of NFL’s shocking start.
If, after three weeks of the 2018 NFL season, you profess to have a handle on who’s good and who’s not, you’re either...
Last US Sport News: The Giants squeezed everything out of four exhausted starters. NY Post 24 - US News
The Giants squeezed everything out of four exhausted starters.
Tired was not an option. Playing every single snap in a game is not easy. Most games, the entire offensive line stays in...