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Spring Training Guest Instructors Barry Bonds, Jim Leyritz and the Great Piazza!

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GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE – One of the grand traditions of Cactus and Grapefruit League action is that often Spring Training Guest Instructors are brought in mostly as a gimmick by teams looking for… what? An image boost? Star power? Connecting to older fans? Unique expertise from a former player?  I’m not entirely sure what these Guest Instructors do bring […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: NCAA Organized Crime, A-Rod, Putin and Gaylimpics

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El Barrio, Bronx, NY – Guess who got the eagerly anticipated MTM Writer’s Booty Call. You know, all the fun supermarket-aisle-clean up without the joyous longterm commitment of a gulag. Speaking of Russians, cleanliness and forced labor, yours truly has a lot to blabber about today because the NCAA Crime Family is still trying to […]

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The Dope On Alex Rodriguez

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ATHENS, GREECE – “Clear,” “Cream,” syringes, the laboratory chemistry of Balco and now Biogenesis… it’s all Greek to me. But what I do know is Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro and other members of Phi Epsilon Delta (PED) fraternity are making room for a new pledge named Alex… Alex Rodriguez. These new “Deltas” are […]

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Pirates Will Win World Series

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ST. LOUIS, MO – I said it before and I will say it again: The NL Central will put three teams into the playoffs this year. Yet, as per the norm, I expect most of you east coast heathens to malign my postulations as being nothing more than pure hyperbole. To you lambastards (lambaste + […]

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From Patriots to Inmates, Jets’ Sanchez “Bets” on himself, and Hero & Villain of the Week

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Washington DC – It was a long and rainy day in DC but this author has somehow found the time to pen (or type rather) his weekly Preacher’s Row.  Though it might be considered Preacher-lite.  After a few business meetings for my day job, some quick snap shots of our great Nation’s monuments, and an exhausting […]

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NFL Playoffs Recap & Things To Do While Not Watching !@#$ Lance Armstrong

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“… shame on that hoary billionaire Winfrey for foisting this piece of human excrement on us.” LE FRENCH ALPS – We’ll get to this weekend’s scintillating NFL playoff action, believe you me.  But first I’d like to begin with a list of things I’d rather do than watch Lance Armstrong on the Ophrah Winfrey Show […]

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Cookie’s Corner: 2013 The Year of 30% In Sports

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NEW YORK, NY – Another week gone, January is 1/3 over and this is my first post of 2013. I’m thinking about numbers. In particular, the number three. It and its multiples have been coming up a lot lately.  So much so that I’m not going to call 2013 “The Year of 30%.” Let’s take […]

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MLB: Use Melky Cabrera Fiasco To Restore Aaron & Maris

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“Out of all the records in the major sports, the home run stat takes the cake.” SAN FRANCISCO, CA – It started with Marion Jones being stripped of her Olympic medals; it continued with Lance Armstrong’s seven Tour de France titles being taken back by the International Cycling Union and continues now with Major League […]

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12 In 12: Twelve Reasons Why Cardinals Repeat

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Up until 2006, at the end of the regular season I would get a giddy effervescent feeling – something akin to a to how (I’m guessing) a last first kiss feels… Then invariably, some douche bag named any of the following: Glavine, Bonds, Oswalt, Piazza, the entire 2004 Red Sox, would come […]

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There Was Also Baseball This Weekend

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Hollywood–My wife DVRed a baseball movie for the kids last night, Rookie of the Year, a movie released in Hollywood’s second golden era of baseball movies, 1993-94 (the first golden era has to be 1988-89, with Bull Durham, Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams, and Major League). No less than six baseball themed movies came […]

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