Tag: Baseball

MLB Sovereignty and Soccer Cups

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – The end of the week makes it tough to figure out topics. Most are already written and so you have to scrap a bit for a topic. I could talk about the Knicks drafting RJ Barrett but really we all saw that coming and it should be no surprise. So […]

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Rain Man Rants: MLB In Portland, Mets Below .500 And NBA Playoffs

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – I am not gonna lie, this week was tough. A lot of crazy stuff happening in my personal life and pulling together this piece was brutal. However, I was able to decide on the Song of the Week with ease because I listened to a helluva lot of music this […]

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Game 7 of the World Series and Nothing Else Matters!

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SPANISH HARLEM – The World Series is the pinnacle of Baseball. Only those deserving may enter, it doesn’t matter if your the best team or the team that just got in. They all matter because they have a chance at something special, something grand. They work hard for this, they spend hours honing their craft. […]

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Amish Ward Wednesday: Day Baseball, Naismith Basketball and Simpler Sports

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BRONX, NY – All of New York City’s public schools, including my daughter’s, are on Spring Break this week. This means that I am taking the week off, except for today, to play activities director for her second grade version of howling at the moon. Monday was spent kicking around the neighborhood, hitting the playground, shooting […]

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Living With A Non-Sports Fan: Mets Win the NL Pennant

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EL BARRIO, LA BRONX – I don’t talk about my wife much because I try to be a private person. However, the newly minted Mrs. Blaber is full of hysterical one-liners. Keeping these “zingers” under wraps just isn’t fair to anyone. Many of her funny comments are about the sports I love, and many occur […]

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Honoring Yogi Berra

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Only a select few transcend their sports. There are only a handful of people who need no introduction or, for that matter, a surname to identify them. Lawrence Peter Berra earned the name Yogi from his friend Jack Maguire, who after watching a Hindu movie, stated that Berra looked like a “Yogi.”  Well, the name stuck and was […]

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Should We Blame Jose Tabata?

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – There’s a slight chance that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata might be the most-hated athlete in all of sports, well at least if you’re a Washington Nationals fan. The pinch-hitter stepped up to the plate Saturday evening with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, with Nationals starter Max Scherzer on the […]

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Apocalypse is Nigh! Youth Baseball in Big Trouble and FSA Can’t Save it!

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FRANKLIN, TN – When Jerry Maguire walked out of that hospital room after visiting a severely concussed client of his, he had an epiphany. An epiphany that led to a manifesto – of sorts – in which he bared his soul and candidly questioned his role and responsibilities as an agent and as a protector […]

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Goof Balls and Curve Balls: Dr Diz on Lefties and Beer

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FT. WORTH, TX – It’s that time of year where an old man’s mind starts to wander… to daydream… to think about nicer things. Booze and baseball. Yep, time for spring training and then opening day, aided  and abetted by two of the nations three favorite drinkin’ holidays….St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo. Yippee! […]

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MLB’s Best: Mike Trout, Bryce Harper or Jay Robertson?

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FALLS CHURCH, VA – You want some baseball talk? I’ll give you some baseball talk. Just like ESPN and their 30 camps in 30 days “tour” of every MLB team’s Spring Training, FSA has embarked on a 7 or 8 camps in 15 or 16 days tour of my own. First stop was with the […]

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