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Ben Whitney comes from journalistic stock. Aside from his brothers, rumor has that his great-great grandfather was the youngest brother of Eli Whitney and covered the earliest "rounders" games. Big Ben is also another New York Rugby Club player/pal of Different Matt, Short Matt and Junoir Blaber. He likes film noir discussions, has twin girls and took up ice hockey after retiring from rugby.

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Big Ben Tuesday: Kinks in the Pinstriped Armor, the Mets Cuckhold Stroman

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Bronx, NY: Only a few weeks ago I said the New York Yankees don’t really need a starting pitcher as badly as everyone thinks. A few weeks before that I said the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing Artermi Panarin. Yup, it’s been a summer of steaming hot takes for […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Aaron Boone Goes F**king Savage on Rookie Ump

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Roswell, New Mexico: We’re only about a month and a half away from “Raid Area 51” on September 20th and my bags are backed. But as the originator is now talking about turning it into a music festival, I don’t think he’s the right person to lead this raid. I’d like to suggest an alternative; […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Five Bold-ish Predictions for the Rest of the Year – Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Pelicans, Blues

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Prescient City, USA: A few weeks ago I predicted the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing a big free agent like Artermi Panarin because of salary cap ramifications. Yeah, just a bit outside with that one. But I’m not one to waddle in misery, so let’s get off the mat […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Unshakable Meghan Rapinoe and Unlikable Alex Morgan

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LYON, FRANCE – The annoying four day span of no (real) baseball is upon us! I’m left to talk about #soccer. The fate of the US team was determined in large part by two key penalties: the failed attempt by England’s Stephanie Houghton in the semis and Megan Rapinoe’s game winner in the finals. Rapinoe’s […]

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Big Ben: NYC Free Agent Moves; Rangers Bag Big One, Knicks Come Up Empty, Nets Feast

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MSG, NYC – The New York Knicks failed to land a big fish in free agency and settled for a bunch of guppies. After trading Kristaps Porzingis and clearing a bunch of cap space for two max players, they came up empty. On the other side of the arena, the New York Rangers were able […]

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Big Ben: Trouba Acquisition Prevent New York Rangers From Signing Panarin?

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BLUESHIRTSVILLE, NY – The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets for Neal Pionk and a first round pick. While Trouba is not a superstar, he’s a top pair defenseman who excels on both ends of the ice. The trade is a big win for the Rangers, but he is a […]

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Big Ben: Die Hard Proves NHL Superior to MLB

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STAMFORD, CT – As superfan Laila kissed the Cup during the Blues’ championship celebration, a tear rolled down my face. This was the first tear I’ve shed since I was six, when my dog Dozer was hit by a car. It was a heartwarming moment. (Laila, not Dozer.) As we move past eventful NBA and […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NBA, NHL Finals Drama, KD and Get Well Big Papi

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STAMFORD, CT – If this were a real blog, we would have an editor and maybe some occasional support. But here at MTM, we have an annoying jackass who stops by one a month to give us a hard time about capitalizing the “d” in deGrom or not capitalizing the “B” in LeBron. It is […]

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Big Ben Special: St Louis Blues 1 Win From Stanley Cup as Berube Works Over Refs

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BOSTON, MA – The Blues won game 5 in Boston, 2-1, taking a 3 games to 2 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. The game was not without controversy as the refs kept their whistles in their pockets for several plays that could have been penalties. After St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube complained about […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: The NBA Finals and Five Annoying Things about Basketball

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Toronto, Ontario: I watched the first two games of the NBA Finals, which brings my season total of playoff games watched to two. This is mainly because hockey is about 78,000 times better, but it didn’t take me to long to realize I was way out of my element when I predicted an easy finals for […]

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