Angry Ward

Angry Ward Wednesday: Kiner’s Korner, Rizzuto, Midnight Wrestling. Sports the Way They Used to Be

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BRONX, NY – All of this basketball free agency bed-hopping, babying of baseball players, and the now 12-month-a-year NFL news cycle have got me longing for a simpler time. A time when the Mets played on WOR Channel 9, the Yankees played on WPIX 11, and Gilligan’s Island reruns played on WNEW Channel 5. Back […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Bobby Knight, Dennis Rodman and Other Trump Sports Morons

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BRONX, NY – As Brother Junoir Blaber said yesterday, baseball is in full swing… but there will be plenty of time to talk about that. The 2016 Presidential race is also in full swing- even in non-swing states – and since this contest is down to two teams (sorry, Bernie) let’s stick with it for a […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday Wish List: Vikes, Mariners, No-Hitters and Guns

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NEW YORK, NY – If my life ended tomorrow, I wouldn’t be too thrilled. But I also wouldn’t feel that I got cheated. I’ve been drawing breath on this big blue marble for almost a half century now and I’ve done and seen some pretty amazing things. Along the way, I jumped out of a perfectly […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Like Ali and Gordie Howe, Grim Reaper after Your Sports Legends

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NEW YORK, NY – We’re barely halfway through 2016, and already it’s been a brutal year for deaths. David Bowie? Prince? Alan Rickman? Abe Vigoda? Death has been truly thinning the ranks of the entertainment industry, and sports is no different. Just recently we lost two giants in Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe. And even one […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: New York Mess; Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Isles, Knicks, Nets, Giants, Jets Beyond Repair

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BRONX, NY – The Yankees game was on the other night, so I instead decided to read an interesting article on sea lice. Then, just like that, I finished the fascinating piece on our misunderstood microscopic saltwater pranksters, and the Yankees game was still on. Meanwhile the Mets game was postponed due to rain, yielding the […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Warriors, Mets, Yanks and Keith Hernandez Slowly Killing Me

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BRONX, NY – Watching sports on TV is often like a truly awful drug experience or a week-long bender drinking nothing but Milwaukee’s Best. Short Matt and I have a friend (let’s call him Mickey) who was the first to disdainfully ask: “How can you spend all this time watching sports on TV?” At the […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Talkin’ Baseball with Harvey, Horrible Jeffrey Loria and Hard-to-Figure Hitters

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BRONX, NY – After two straight days of basking in the glow of D.J. Eberle’s Hot Takes (*cough* Cavs overrated. *cough*), I’m back to restore order and make everyone miserable again. As I tap this out on the keyboard, Matt Harvey is looking in the mirror, wondering what went wrong – again – after initially being […]

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Jihad Ward Wednesday: Bud Grant Garage Sale, Bismack Biyombo, Watkins Glum, Other Stuff Only I Care About

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BRONX, NY – It’s been quiet around these parts lately… too quiet. What with JG Clancy in semi-retirement, Fluffy the Narwahl with his face buried in The Racing Form, and Randy Levine getting his hot tub out of dry dock, things have been getting as stagnant as the Mets offense – which was fortunately double […]

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Angry Ward: What the Fack, Yankees?

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BRONX, NY – The Bronx is yearning… for some halfway decent baseball. I’ve decided to give up my anger strike for a week and vent a little bit about New York’s other baseball team, the Yankees. Slow starts are nothing new for the Bronx Bombers, especially in recent years, but this 2016 squad seems a […]

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Amish Ward Wednesday: Day Baseball, Naismith Basketball and Simpler Sports

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BRONX, NY – All of New York City’s public schools, including my daughter’s, are on Spring Break this week. This means that I am taking the week off, except for today, to play activities director for her second grade version of howling at the moon. Monday was spent kicking around the neighborhood, hitting the playground, shooting […]

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