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Contest: "Rhythms of the Game"

When Bernie Williams came out with this book last year, I was expecting an autobiography. It really isn't; after all, it wouldn't be Bernie's way to go so, well, by the book.

(Sorry.)

No, while Williams includes some stories from his ballplaying days here, the book's subtitle - "The Link Between Musical and Athleitc Performance" - really captures its essence. Williams and his...

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Ryan Braun, Gary Carter, Kevin Long, Alex Rodriguez, Rick Peterson and Bobby Valentine

RYAN BRAUN, right fielder The 2011 NL MVP

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Thanks to all who attended last night's BBWAA New York chapter dinner in midtown Manhattan. It's always good to see Jim there.

It was a rather eventful evening, to steal the word my Newsday colleague Laura Albanese used. Ryan Braun spoke publicly for the first time since news broke of his failed test for illegal PEDs. As Albanese wrote, Braun - while never specifically addressing the allegations...

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My 2012 Hall of Fame ballot

Bernie Williams #51 of the New York Yankees

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Let's kick off this year's annual Hall of Fame post by relating an exchange I had with a reader during the past season.

This reader - let's call him "A.J.," in honor of the man who picked up the final Yankees victory of 2011 - insisted all season that the Yankees simply don't hit in the clutch. I usually told him he was full of hooey. He felt vindicated when the Yankees dropped the...

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