Matt McCarthy

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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4 All-American Memorial Day Sports Moments: Rick Monday, Piazza, Astros vs Harvey, Bosox at Marathon

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INDIANA, PA – Here in the heart of America, Jimmy Stewart’s home town, it’s hard not get caught up in a bit of good ol’ fashioned American patriotism. And it’s only magnified more on this particular holiday weekend. With that, and with a salute to all that that have served, continued to serve – and […]

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What If George Steinbrenner Owned the Mets?

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FLUSHING, NY – Such is the current (okay, constant) State of the NY Mets, that even after a hope-filled Steven Matz win, this died-dyed-in-the-wool fan can even ponder such baseball blasphemy, but… What If George Steinbrenner Owned The Mets? #1: David Wright would be on the books somewhere else, as his Groundhog Day comeback continues. […]

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Happy Mother’s Day: Famous Sports Moms

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HOLLYWOOD, FL – A Happy Mother’s Day to all! Cheesy Bruin is M.I.A., allegedly celebrating by chasing blue-haired moms in Hollywood… Hollywood, Florida, that is. And with that, we’re on Famous Sports Moms today [ahem]. Heidi Syndergaard – The one person that made the trade of CY Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Blue […]

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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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