Tag: Bartolo Colon

Angry Ward: Baseball’s Newest Mind-Numbing Metrics

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BRONX, NY – Guess what, everybody? Baseball season started this morning! Yep, as stupid as this always sounds, America’s Pastime started today, a full week ahead of everyone else, with the Oakland A’s taking on the Seattle Mariners in Japan. “Buy me some sushi and green tea ice cream, I don’t care if I’m watching […]

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Designated Hitter in the National League? Buddy Diaz Reports

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SPANISH HARLEM – Newsflash: I watched my first baseball game of the season this weekend. It was, of course, a Spring Training battle but it was great to see some of my favorite players back in uniform. The records don’t matter and it’s more than likely that you will see a player that you didn’t […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: A Penny for Your Thoughts, No More HOF Starting Pitchers, Bryce in Da Bronx

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BRONX, NY – This is my last post before Christmas, and if Management thinks I’m posting ON Christmas (as I’m slated to) they can suck a bag of… er… candy canes. Still there’s plenty to talk about right now, starting with Penny Marshall’s passing yesterday at the age of 75. “Goodbye, Laverne.” Penny Marshall is perhaps best […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Athlete Cameos on Popular TV Shows I’d Like to See

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Stamford, CT: I caught a little of the brilliant 1992 Keith Hernandez episode on Seinfield. It made me wonder what other athletes would be good candidates to make cameos on popular TV shows. Let’s see where this goes. Big Bang Theory – Brad “The Rat” Marchand: Who would fit in better with a bunch of […]

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Sports Rain Man: USA’s Low Medal Count, Jason Vargas To Mets, Frank Reich To Colts

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – It is amazing how despite not caring for the NFL or Winter Olympics, you are forced to mention them when you write a weekly sports article. Especially this time of the year, because there is not much to talk about. Sure, I could talk about Rugby or the upcoming MLS season […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Brady, Bartolo Colon, Tiger and other Trump Sports Tweets

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BRONX, NY – If it’s Wednesday it must be time for another tired and true (no, that wasn’t a typo) post from yours truly. Let me start by saying that it will be bittersweet seeing the only real baseball hero left, Bartolo Colon, take the hill against the Mets tonight as an Atlanta Brave. I sincerely hope […]

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Sports Rain Man Damns Yankees, Gives Rosy Mets Season Preview

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – If you regularly pinch-hit enough are you a pinch-hitter? That’s my tree-falling-with-nobody-around question. Mull that over while I dive into today’s piece. This site used to be a Mets fan site. It was what made Different Matt, well… Different! It is Meet The Matts – like Meet The Mets, right?! I say […]

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Woes, Not Wins For Mets? Wheeler, Walker and Wright Are Wrong.

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MARLBORO, NY – Hope springs eternal… but I’m already here to rain on the Mets parade before the season starts. There are some red flags as we speak and little has been done again by Mets management to address the infield and, of all things, the pitching. “W’ stands for wins in baseball but for […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Your 2017 Sports Calendar! Predictions & Photo Caption Contest

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BRONX, NY – Let’s be honest for a moment, no one in their right mind wants to be doing any kind of work the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Why do we continue this charade, year after year after year? The entire week should be a global holiday, where everyone is allowed to be depressed, […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life – The Top 5 New York Sports Stars Under 25

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Stamford, CT – Happy Christmas and Holidays to all! I like to set aside a little time in my holiday scheduled to take in the 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Gets me every time. I wanna be like George Bailey, a man everyone wants to help, no questions asked. Hell, George even worried about […]

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