Ben Whitney

Big Ben Tuesday: Cashman and Double-Agent Jeter Collude in Giancarlo Stanton Christmas Miracle

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SANTA’S WORKSHOP, NORTH POLE – It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christ-mas. The Yankees did some early shopping and reeled in the biggest fish, Giancarlo Stanton. And man, does he look sharp in pinstripes. The cacophony of whining that followed was like snack time at nursery school. The Empire Rises Deep in the bowels […]

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Big Ben Tuesday Comings and Goings: Bye McAdoo and Reese, Hello Boone

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Stamford, CT: Big haps around town. The New York Yankees hired a skipper and the New York Giants sent a coach and a GM packing. Let’s take a look. McAdoo About Nothing I spent Monday morning hitting refresh on my browser until the happy news finally came. Ben McAdoo’s tenure was the shortest of a […]

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Big Ben Whitney: NFL Quick Hitters and the Japanese Babe Ruth

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Stamford, CT: Don’t bogart that thing bro, (do people still say “bogart,” it’s been a while?), it’s time for more NFL Quick Hitters. I’ll check in on our local teams and the AFC West, suddenly the worst division in the league. I’m also looking eastward, anticipating the arrival of the “Japanese Babe Ruth.” Big Blue Turd […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NFL Quick Hitters – Giants Win Ugly, Overrated Joe Namath, Alex Smith Benched

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Stamford, CT: I’m way over-caffeinated and watched a lot of football over the weekend. The A.D.D. is in full effect, so here comes some NFL Quick Hitters. The Giants won, but there was a lot to dislike. The last thing we need is for ownership to decide, “Hey, let’s give McApoo and Reese more time.” Eli Manning […]

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Big Ben Tuesday – One Giant Display of Crap, Surprise Contenders in the NFC

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Stamford, CT: At this point in the football season I expected to be breaking down the New York Giants pushing for the playoffs. Yeah, no. Man, what a train wreck. Then again, “train wreck” is not a big enough disaster to describe this bunch. Unless you like watching players quit, Sunday was another pathetic display. And […]

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Big Ben’s Two for Tuesday: the Browns’ Mind Numbing Bumbling and New Hope for the Knicks

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“I like this one. One dog goes one way and the other goes the other way. And this guy’s sayin’, ‘whaddya you want from me?’” Tommy DeVito, Goodfellas. Stamford, CT: It’s a tale of two teams, the Cleveland Browns and the New York Knicks. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Browns, the […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Deshaun Watson Next Michael Jordan?! Plus, More Browns’ Poop

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WHITE PLAINS, NY  – NFL Week 8 is in the books and I’m having trouble figuring out the real contenders. You can’t expect me to believe the Eagles are the best team in the NFC? It was interesting week, but I’m not sure how much we learned. Maybe a few things. Deshaun Watson is Legit […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Alex Bregman Mortal Enemy, Springer’s Mediocre Catches, Yankee Goats

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Houston, TX: I know it was a positive year for the New York Yankees when you consider expectations, but it still hurts when they were only one win away from the World Series. The future looks bright, but there are no guarantees. Eh, Mets fans? Still, I must give credit where it’s due. If one play […]

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Big Ben Yankee Playoff Special – ALCS Game 3 Diary

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Bronx, NY: The New York Yankees vs the Houston Astros in Game 3, as it happened. With their backs against the wall, it’s a must-win for the Yanks. Let’s get to it. 7:15: The wife is out and but I somehow manage to get my twin ten month old girls down without much of a fight. And […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Trying to Overcome Girardi’s Whiff, Giants Season of Suck, a VPOTUS Ruse

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THE BOOGIE DOWN, NYC: We’re going to Game 5 in Cleveland folks. Other than two terrifying walks by Dellin Betances in the eighth, the Yankees cruised. Luis Severino stepped up and some of the bats came alive. To complete the comeback, there’s still one big hurdle left in the name of Corey Kluber. But man, […]

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