Author Archive for Matt McCarthy

Matt McCarthy, is the MTM founder and consequently wears many hats: Director, Editor, Writer, Web guy and Podcaster... Also known as Short Matt, he's also a two-bit actor, voice-over pro, rugby, baseball and ice hockey player and likes hazelnut coffee with rice milk, while strolling in the sand, listening to foreign films... Matt also moonlights on MTM spin-off, RugbyWrapUp.com, often wearing a wig and glasses while butchering a Kiwi accent.

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MLB Playoffs: Who to Root For? Milwaukee Brewers – Because of Barry Beck?

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NEW YORK, NY – Now that baseball season has ended… Wait. What’s that, you say? The season doesn’t end when the Mets hit the links?! Humph. Alrighty then. Indeed, it is the MLB Playoffs, and despite the sour taste left in the mouth from David Wright Money Grab Night (see Angry Ward’s perfect piece) , […]

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NFL Giddy as Eli Manning Shuts Up Critics, MLB Vomits Up Mets vs Nats

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HOUSTON, TX – Aside from the near comical heat and humidity (think Airplane), Houston is a darned-good sports town.  you can stay in a hotel downtown, and pretty much walk to all the major stadiums. The baseball team has had a resurgence since jumping to the Beer Softball League that is the AL, and the […]

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Baseball Mom’s Legacy: From Pavarotti and Domingo to Joltin’ Joe, The Splinter and David Wright

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NOTE: The outpouring of support, particularly from the Meet The Matts team, has had this hardened sports gumshoe reduced to a teary-eyed mess… more than once. Wilmer Flores, eat your heart out. GORTEENAVEELA, CO. GALWAY – Mom’s parents, Nanny and Poppy, were from tiny towns in Ireland. Her dad, Bernie McGuirk (not the Imus pal) […]

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Charles Oakley, LeSean McCoy, Jacob deGrom In Hell

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NEW YORK, NY – Sorry for being tardy today with the our headline post; Different Matt has been out gallivanting again and is MIA. In his words, “Oh sh!t, I forgot!” But no worries, Mop-Up Matt is here to entertain and provoke thought. Well, he’s also got Charles Oakley, LeSean McCoy and Jacob deGrom to […]

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Washington Capitals’ Cup More Russian Capitol Collusion? Ovechkin, Trump, Putin

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LAS VEGAS, NV – Thank you, Hockey Gods, for not allowing Lord Stanley’s Cup to be violated unspeakably/reprehensibly in the soul-less den of inequity that is the 2-block abomination known as Sin City. But at what price, ask Ye/Youse? Fair question. See, the Stanley Cup Finals are as close to war as it gets in […]

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Emergency Makeover Monday: Groundhog Day for Miserable Mets Madness. Yogi, Frazeir, Wilmer, Wright

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FLUSHING, NY – If Yogi Berra were alive and had seen the Bill Murray classic with Punxsutawney Phil, he’d likely have a new iteration of his classic deja vu line re the Mets, “It’s Groundhog Day all over again.” Matt Harvey, Todd Frazier, Michael Conforto, Mickey Callaway… The faces change but team from Flushing is […]

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Friday’s Sports Fibs: Mark McGwire, Buddy Diaz’s Yanks, Conor McGreggor & NY Mets

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NEW YORK, NY – The headlines are chock full of what we must ingest and decipher as fact or fiction – #FakeNews – if you will. And the Sports World (random caps as per Junior Blaber) is not impervious to the”jockeying with the truth” that leaves us scurrying to faux fact-check sites… themselves built on […]

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Super Fan/Person Uncle Frankie, Tales of Willie Mays, off to Clubhouse in the Sky

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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY – Losing a loved one is never pleasant. Losing someone that had a joy for life and was serious about having fun, makes it more difficult. But those kinds of people would be ticked if we didn’t remember them and smile… After reading Mike Vaccaro’s piece about Donald Fuzzy Cohen, the passing […]

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Olympic Strippers, Mets’ David Wright is Wrong, LeBron Speaks Up

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s Monday. It’s cold. On top of that, DJ Eberle is on vacation and we plum forgot he was Absentia over here at MTM HQ… But if you’re in a similar situation and feel sorry for yourself about having a long, cold week of blah ahead of you, or have to […]

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Vikings Win Super Bowl, Mets Win World Series: Wright, Harvey, Case Keenum Closed

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NEW YORK, NY – With our MeetTheMatts.com Staff of All-World Pundits engaged in a Water-Cooler Cold War over the upcoming  NFL Conference Playoffs, we’re doing all we can to hold on as our world gone mad speedily spins precariously on its axis. In this wild-n- whacky, topsy-turvy Age of Also-Rans, we’ve lost all sense of […]

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