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Knicks and Rangers: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. So Says Sports Rain Man

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – Ciao! My good friends. I am filling in for my stunt double (the other bald black guy), as he is in Italia! So here I am enjoying my summer in the city while he enjoys his in Milan, Rome or wherever! Well enough of the vacation talk. It is time […]

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Kids Fight The Power, NBA Draft News, Las Vegas Golden Knights Jersey

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – Okay… if you come on here, you know the drill. If you don’t, here’s the scoop: From me you get a Song of the Week before we get to the Sports Stuff.  But today, we’ve got some Political Stuff too. Relax, it’s not about Trump or Clinton. It’s about Kids […]

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Warriors Snub Trump? MVP Awards, Markelle Flutz and Mayweather-McGregor Hoax

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – I have spent the day fighting off rumors and accusations that I have retired. Apparently, I have been doing so much pinch-hitting that I haven’t written enough for our sister site, Rugby Wrap Up. Anyway, I am not gonna let all that rumor and innuendo get me down as I […]

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Mr. Met Fired, LeBron James And USA v Ghana

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – The problem when you are a pinch-hitter is you can’t call your own number. You have to sit in the dugout and wait until the Manager tells you that you are up. This is good because you don’t have the regular staff member stress, but sometime like this week, it […]

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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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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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