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Sports Rain Man: What A Week For The New York Metropolitans!

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Happy Memorial Day weekend. I want to say two things before I get to the sports: 1) Thank you to all the descendants and relatives of soldiers that have that died in battle. The sacrifice in the name of the country, whether draft or volunteer, is always to be commended […]

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Knicks Drafting Third, NBA Combine and The Jets Being The Jets

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – So, late Friday night, I realized I had a column due and… [cue record scratch sound] Hold up! Apparently, despite having more tenure than The Dude and Ben Whitney, I get the DJ Eberle treatment. Apparently a bit of banter re why my posts are sometimes tardy is not welcome! […]

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Replaceable Friday: Nobody Cares About Your Fantasy Team.

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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS E-WALK – As I lick my wounds and brace for more disappointment from my teams, I’d like to continue the trend of talking about sports in the abstract and big picture, rather than dwell on more sorrow and ineptitude from the hometown NY boys. Today, I’d like to discuss something that has been […]

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Baseball Crisis In America. MLB Armageddon Looming.

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BLOOMINGBURG, NY – It has been referred to as America’s Pastime but baseball is no longer the most popular sport in this country. When you see hoards and throngs of people lining the streets of Nashville, Tennessee over the nauseating three-day event called the NFL Draft and combine this with all the empty seats across […]

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Angry Ward: Trout Fishing Tips for Anxious Anglers…. and Red Sox vs Yanks

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BRONX, NY – The Yankees and Red Sox renewed pleasantries once again this week, so I’ve decided to devote today’s column exclusively to trout fishing. Whether in streams, lakes or ponds, trout fishing can sometimes prove challenging to even the most experienced anglers. I’m a reminded of this one time when me and my buddy Gunrack […]

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Different Matt: Opening Day Behind Us But Mets and Yanks on 162 Win Pace

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NEW YORK, NY – Thursday was MLB’s Opening Day for most teams and the Yankees and Mets got their seasons off to a winning start. Both teams are on pace for 162 wins, after the Yankees beat up on the Orioles in a matinee in the Bronx and the Mets shut out the Nationals in […]

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Replacement Matt on Opening Day: Greatest Replacements in History

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SUBURBIA, NJ – Since the beginning of this site I have somehow been given the designation of Replacement Matt, basically because I shared a (lack of) hairstyle with the two original Matts and was foolish enough to be willing to wear a blue monkey suit when one of them wasn’t around. I was never quite […]

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Get Fired? Don’t Worry. Here Are Sports Stars That Got Axed Before Making It Big

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NEW YORK, NY – Since we launched in 2005 (yes, it’s been that long) nobody has gotten fired from Meet The Matts… Well, other than Tall Matt, who made ridiculous contract demands and berated staff. But in light of one of our own getting a visit from The Turk yesterday at his day job, this […]

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It’s Time for James Dolan to Sell the Knicks

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SPANISH HARLEM– If you read the title, I already know your answer. It’s basically every New York Knicks fans dream… to have a different owner. It might happen sooner than we thought, as there have been whispers that James Dolan might sell the team. While I’m sure we are far from the finish line when […]

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Things In Sports We Will Never See Again: Bo, The Splinter, Lefty, Ali

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SUBURBIA, NJ – After reading my esteemed colleague Angry Ward’s piece on great gambling fixes in history and touching on the 1980 Olympic Hockey team it got my wheels turning, and I have decided to present to you Things In Sports We Will Never See Again: A 300-Game Winner or .400 Hitter: In this sad […]

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