Tag: Alex Rodriguez

Angry Ward: How to Fix the New York Mets, Vol. 30, Chapter 17

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NEW YORK, NY – How about that MLB Trade Deadline? Had about as much action as “My Dinner with Andre.” (Older reference lost on younger viewers.) I know a handful of marginally big names went new places, but the rest of it resembled a Sandy Alderson shopping spree. It also looks like the Yankees added the final […]

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The MLB Rich Get Richer: Division Rivals Make Deals, deGromb, Stanton

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MARLBORO, NY – It’s the end of July. If you’re a New York Mets fan and have nothing to look forward to – except a purge of the current roster before this coming week’s trade deadline – what does one talk about regarding sports? I can go in a few directions; like Dez Bryant shooting […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Your Sports Marriage Isn’t Working Out. Jeter, Bieber, Christie

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NEW YORK, NY – 24-year-old popster Justin Bieber got engaged the other day to Stephen Baldwin’s 21-year-old daughter (good luck with that father-in-law, Biebs), and the kids couldn’t seem happier. That’s the way it always is at the beginning: you’re going to great restaurants, getting bombed, having sex all the time, living in the “now,” and […]

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Angry Ward Independence Day: Sports Fireworks and Duds

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NEW YORK, NY – Today is the Fourth of July and, who are we kidding, no one is going to be visiting this site. Like Joey Chestnut winning the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest and Jeurys Familia sh!tting the bed in the 9th inning, it’s a given. Still, there’s a job to do, and I’m just […]

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Post NHL, NBA: Filling Void for Yankees Haters. NASCAR, Soccer, WNBA?

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MARLBORO, NY – The 2017-18 NHL season is now over and done with and so is another uneventful NBA season. So what’s a diehard New York Mets fan – or a mild one like me – to do for the next four months? Words like fire sale are closely associated with the team as it […]

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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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Angry Ward Wednesday: Cano, Wentz, Carmelo and other Examples of Sports Addition by Subtraction

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BRONX, NY – In 2001 the Seattle Mariners turned Major League Baseball on its ear by winning 116 regular season games. They accomplished this feat without the benefit of Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr., and Alex Rodriguez, three of the franchise’s cornerstone players, who had all talked their way out of town. Though they didn’t go […]

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Way, Way, Way Too Early Hall of Fame Argument: Shohei Ohtani

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DENVER, CO – This morning, my suddenly unemployed self found the time to watch the Testosterone Soap Opera that is ESPN.  The level to which that network has sunk is an article in and of itself, but the takeaway for me this morning was that no postulation, however absurd, is out of the question in […]

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New York Knick’s Coach David Fizdale : Pros and Cons

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Knicks formally introduced their new head coach, David Fizdale on Tuesday and before I get into the pros and cons of the hire, I want to say that I like this decision. Steve Mills and Scott Perry interviewed 11 candidates for the position and it was an opportunity to […]

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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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