Author Archive for Junoir Blaber

Junoir Blaber is from Ghana but was transplanted to the Bronx as a young lion chaser. Blaber is the Rain Man of Meet The Matts and is a featured contributor on MTM global partner, Rugby Wrap Up. The name "Junoir" is not a cool African name. Instead, Blaber mis-typed "Junoir" on his Facebook page. But proving that two wrongs indeed do make a right, he embraced his new persona - [June-noire]... Manute Bol is his uncle and his teams are the Mets, Jets, Knicks & NY Rangers... And Manchester United. He knows soccer. [Vomit]. P.s... He has webbed toes and came be followed on Twitter here: @JunoirBlaber

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Nashville Predators vs Lord Stanley, NBA Finals and Manchester United

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“Was Lord Stanley a beach-goer? Not during hockey season, he wasn’t!” EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – There was so much going on for me personally this week when I got the pinch-hit text, I was not excited. However, I decided it was time I did something for myself by doing something for Management/Short Matt. Therefore, […]

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Why We Need Sports Now, NY Sports Suck, Mets Fans Helping Mets Fans

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – Not sure if it is desperation or maybe I isn’t so bad at this pinch-hitting thing. Either way, guess who’s back?! It is I, Pinch-Hit Matt and I am ready to go. That said, if it ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it – so I will stick to my tried and […]

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NY Rangers vs Senators, Mets DL vs Medical Staff, NBA Playoffs vs Who Cares?

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – Can it really be a comeback, if you never left? Well I think not, especially as I am Pinch-Hit Matt and going weeks without being called is part of the job description. Alas, I have been called off the bench to be beaten, shaken and dusted off like and old […]

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Las Vegas Raiders, Best Baseball Movie, Ledisi and Derrick Rose.

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – I must be doing something right to be pinch-hitting so regularly. Snide remark aside, I forewent(?) a couple of happenings last week so I could focus on my piece on the Mets. That said, today’s piece will revive some of the debate from last week.  Sticking with a a working […]

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Sports Rain Man Damns Yankees, Gives Rosy Mets Season Preview

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – If you regularly pinch-hit enough are you a pinch-hitter? That’s my tree-falling-with-nobody-around question. Mull that over while I dive into today’s piece. This site used to be a Mets fan site. It was what made Different Matt, well… Different! It is Meet The Matts – like Meet The Mets, right?! I say […]

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Bruce Springsteen, US Soccer, More March Madness, NCAA Spring Practice

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I apologize for the late posting. By laws of marketing you are not suppose draw attention to this stuff (being tardy), but I had a great reason. I stayed up until 11pm to watch the USA play Honduras (more on that later). So there was that and the late night Matt […]

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David Bowie, Richter v Beezer II, Alex Smith and Sports Talk With Non-Fans

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – Do not adjust your computer; it really is Monday and there is no DJ Eberle. Pinch-Hit Matt has been called in to, um… pinch hit? I would have been up on Saturday but the Ax Man (Grinding Ax Walter Hynes) thankfully stepped up, as I was struggling with a hangover […]

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George Thurogood, NFL Combine, MLS and Intentional Walk Waves Goodbye

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I was suffering from a food hangover. It felt like I had a hangover but I hadn’t been drinking, so I assume it was the Popeye’s Chicken I ate. Regardless, I got the email to be Pinch-hit Matt again and as usual, I lived up to my name… well, because […]

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New Edition, Michael Conforto, Ben Simmons and Dumb DeMarcus Cousins

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – These last two weeks have been ridiculous in terms of my non-MTM job. I was actually happy when I got the email to be Pinch-hit Matt again. I realized that other than this wonderful website, I hadn’t look at  a sports page in weeks. However, we’re back here together and […]

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Myles Garrett, Mike Illitch, St Louis University Hoops Bus Driver and Phil Collins?!

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – What time is it?! Showtime! What time is it?! Showtime! Those are the most annoying 8 words to hear when you are on a NYC train. However, this time out it is “Showtime!” for yours truly, Pinch-hit Matt. Anyway, in keeping with my new routine/gig, you get a Song of […]

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