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Big Ben: Scary Post-Halloween Sports Figures; Dave Gettleman, Sam Darnold, Brian Cashman, AJ Hinch, Mark Staal, Hank Lundqvist

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STAMFORD, CT – This Halloween we took our daughters to a “Trunk or Treat” event instead of going door-to-door like the old days. For those unfamiliar, a bunch of cars park in a parking lot and adorn their trunks with Halloween decorations. The kids just go trick or treating from car to car. It was […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Post-Mortem, Fingers of Blame, Refuting Lazy Storylines

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SUCKSVILLE, NY – After a brutal, nut punch, rollercoaster loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS, the fingers of blame are pointing. In what was billed as a battle of the Yankees bullpen vs the Astros starters, most seem content to let that be the consensus narrative. The Yankees lost because they […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Bad Start for New York Football, Pats are Worst Franchise Ever

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A SWAMP IN NJ – Sooooooo, who’s ready for some Daniel Jones? It was a rough weekend for the New York football teams. The Jets blew a heart-breaker and the Giants just blew. On the other hand, the New England Patriots looked unbeatable and oh-by-the-way, added one of the best receivers in the league, albeit […]

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Big Ben: Are Yankees Built for Post-Season? Refuting Red-Face Johnny & Haters

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STAMFORD, CT – I went out to run some errands on Saturday – some real and some invented – to give me time to have a beer and catch a few innings of the New York Yankees game when my twin toddlers finally went down for a nap. But much to my dismay, my local […]

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Buddy’s Sports Bag: Yankees, Knicks, Boxing, Coach Drake, NBA and More!

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SPANISH HARLEM – I had so many things to write about in my head and I couldn’t pick just one. While scrolling through Twitter and Bleacher Report, I found news in sports that made think, that made laugh and one that made sad. I have thoughts and opinions, so let’s just get right to it. Aroldis […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Five Bold-ish Predictions for the Rest of the Year – Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Pelicans, Blues

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Prescient City, USA: A few weeks ago I predicted the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing a big free agent like Artermi Panarin because of salary cap ramifications. Yeah, just a bit outside with that one. But I’m not one to waddle in misery, so let’s get off the mat […]

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Big Ben: A Way Too Early, MLB Hot Stove Look At 2019 NY Yankees Roster

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THE VOID, USA – We’re deep in the sports void between the Super Bowl and spring training. And with the weather flopping around like Trump’s weave in windstorm, this year has been particularly sh!tacular. Let’s pass the time with a MLB Hot Stove look at the potential 2019 Opening Day New York Yankees roster. Assuming […]

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Yankees: The Band Is Back Together. Boone’s Bombers Bang Bosox

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SPANISH HARLEM – What a weird season this has been for the New York Yankees. Aaron Boone was brought in as a new manager and Giancarlo Stanton was traded for, just a season after winning the National League MVP. A lot was expected after their prior season success and many had them as one of […]

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Different Matt on: NFL Giants Regrets, MLB AL Playoffs, Yankees Bullpen

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s unbearably hot here in the New York area and it seems like autumn is a long ways away, but football is back. We’re less than a week away from the start of the NFL regular season. The New York Football Giants should underwhelm this year. As Buddy Diaz pointed out […]

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Big Ben Friday: Oakland Athletics Making a Push for a Home Wild Card Game

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Inverness, CA: I’m out here in the Bay Area, in West Marin, CA, where sub million dollar houses are a thing of the past. The folk out here generally cheer for the Giants, but quite a few have switched allegiances to slum it and cheer for the green and gold of the Oakland Athletics. The […]

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