The Legacy of Ichiro’s Rookie Season Lives On

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A look back at Ichiro Suzuki's debut season 20 years ago, a review of the brothers Manning on Monday Night Football, and the winners and losers from Monday night's Met Gala.
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The Colossal Legacy of Ichiro’s Rookie Season, 20 Years Later

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In 2001, Ichiro Suzuki made his MLB debut for the Seattle Mariners. What happened next was not only the greatest rookie season in baseball history—it was a glimpse at both the past and future of the sport.

[Jake Kring-Schreifels takes a longform look at the legacy of Ichiro Suzuki's debut season.]

The Winners and Losers of the 2021 Met Gala

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It wasn’t the first Monday in May, but it was fashion’s biggest night, defined by Kim Kardashian in a mask, Lil Nas X in a C-3PO suit, and Nicki Minaj not showing up at all.

[Kate Halliwell takes stock of the celebrities who showed up for Monday's Met Gala.]

The Manning Brothers Take Over Monday Night Football

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Peyton and Eli’s broadcast had the closeness and casual feel of a Twitch stream, except that the streamers were two of the most famous football players alive.

[Rodger Sherman reviews the Manning brothers' MNF debut.]

Will Ben Simmons Get His Way? | The Mismatch

Kevin O’Connor and Chris Vernon discuss the latest in the Ben Simmons trade talk saga as training camp continues to approach.

Andrew Garfield Has Perfected the Irresistible Sleazeball

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After shedding the Spider-Man suit, the actor has carved out his own niche playing greasy dirtbags you can’t take your eyes off of.

[Miles Surrey on the post-Spider-Man career trajectory of Andrew Garfield.]

Marc Gasol Made Magic in the Margins of the Game

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The longtime center is reportedly heading back to Spain, likely ending an NBA career that should one day see him land in the basketball Hall of Fame.

[Dan Devine looks back at the NBA career of Marc Gasol.]
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