Ben Whitney

Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Offense Underacheiving, Primed for Big Second Half

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Stamford, CT: Through Sunday, the New York Yankees have the best record in baseball at 46-21. They are on pace to break the record for most home runs in a season of 264. It has been impressive. But looking up and down the Yankees lineup, there are plenty of guys who are having sub-par years. […]

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Big Ben: Ovechkin’s Bender, T.O. Snubs a Snub, Mets Yankees Ideal Trade Partners

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Stamford, CT: Here I go here I go here I go again, girls what’s my weakness? Sorry, I was thinking about something else. We’ve got some fun stuff on tap, including; an Alexander Ovechkin Cup Bender for the Ages, T.O. Snubbing the H.O.F. Snubbers, and the Yankees and Mets glaring trade compatibility. Let’s get to it. Oh my god […]

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Big Ben Quick Hitters: Caps and Warriors Close In, Trump Bounces Eagles, Mets Catching Woes

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Stamford, CT: It’s nearly 11pm and I forgot all about my weekly MTM obligation. Not to worry, it turns out I can pardon myself. So we’re good. Let’s let my ADD run wild and bang out some Quick Hitters. NHL The series is not going as planned for the Cinderella Golden Knights, who find themselves one game […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Talking G.O.A.T., Lebron is Overrated

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Stamford, CT: Clickbait, got you. Lebron is not overrated. He carried a bunch of stiffs to the NBA finals in one of his most impressive seasons. But if you’re going to talk G.O.A.T. and use the eight straight finals as one of your talking points, it’s only fair to point out the less-than-stellar competition in […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Athlete Cameos on Popular TV Shows I’d Like to See

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Stamford, CT: I caught a little of the brilliant 1992 Keith Hernandez episode on Seinfield. It made me wonder what other athletes would be good candidates to make cameos on popular TV shows. Let’s see where this goes. Big Bang Theory – Brad “The Rat” Marchand: Who would fit in better with a bunch of […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NBA and NHL Scorching Takes and Finals Predictions

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I enjoyed Eb’s Hot Takes yesterday. But it wasn’t enough, I need more cowbell. Buckle in for Ben’s Scorching Takes. NBA Parity and the Celtics The four teams with the best pre-season odds to win the NBA title remain are the four teams standing. The Rockets were tied for fourth with OKC and San Antonio […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankee Doodle Gloating

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BRONX, NY – We’re into May and the New York Yankees steamroller has gotten into gear, winning 15 of their last 16 games. Coming off a 6-1 road trip where they flattened the World Series favorites in the A.L., things are looking up for the Bombers. It’s feels like the time is right for some gloating. Oh […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Knee-Jerking the NFL Draft

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Stamford, CT: Hello May. The month where Mets’ fans realize their team isn’t that good. This weekend we’ll have insufferable hipsters saying “May the 4th be with you” and falling down drunk on Cinco de Mayo. But I’m still thinking about the most intriguing NFL draft in years, and I have a few knee-jerk reactions. Knee-jerks are different […]

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Big Ben Whitney: My Five Best Yankees Games in Person

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BRONXX, NY – Monday night was my first New York Yankees game on the season. Hopefully, they’re turning the bus away from an unexpected detour in Mediocrity City and have set the navigation to Dominationtown. In the meantime, I thought I would re-live the top 5 Yankee games I’ve seen in person. Enjoy. October 1, 2002: Bern […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Giants Honing in on Saquon Barkley, the Near Perfect Prospect

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Giantland, USA: Saquon Barkley was spotted wearing a New York Giants hoodie in a barber shop over the weekend. He looked glorious. There are a lot of ways the Giants can go, but signs are pointing to Saquon Road. Is he the right pick? My sixteen month old twin daughters are now pretty comfortable on their […]

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