Tag: Bernie Madoff

Big Ben’s Independence Day Special: Obscene NBA Contracts, Bobby Bonilla Day, NY Rangers Sign a Local Boy

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INDEPENDENCE, NY: Happy 4th everyone! And even though our president is a mean girl, internet troll, we still have much to celebrate. So enjoy it, but be careful. Especially if you’re a franchise player with a multi-year offer on the table. Too soon? What better way to celebrate America than to talk about money. There […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Are the Mets as Dysfunctional as the Trump Administration?

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Queens, NY: 2017 was going to be the year that the young gun rotation would come together and the New York Mets would finally win the World Series. Expectations were high, but they’ve underachieved again. Injuries have hurt them again, but there are also signs of dysfunction like players refusing MRIs and managers being muzzled. Through […]

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Sunday Sports Page: New York Mets, New York Rangers, NBA Playoffs, Derek Jeter

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MARLBORO, NY– Lacking pomp and circumstance, let’s get to today’s sports topics of discussion… “Why does God hate the Mets?“ the New York Post front page recently asked.  The answer is a layup. It’s as easy as connecting the dots leading from the Wilpons to Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff. Karma is indeed a bitch with yet another […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Rangers Move on, Westbrook is the MVP, Daniel Murphy Tortures Mets Again, Eli Manning is Innocent

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Big Arm, Montana: There is a lot to talk about from the weekend, including, the New York Rangers moving on; Russell Westbrook banging out first half triple doubles, and Daniel Murphy continuing to be a thorn spike spear missile in the side of his former team. Let’s get to it. The Rangers Move On The […]

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The David Wright Conspiracy

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FLUSHING, NY – What you are about to read about a very likable person, even if he wasn’t the face of a professional sports franchise, may be disconcerting. It may make you wriggle in your seat, scoff at its absurdity and cast stones at this writer/Wrighter/righter… Take your pick, your humble scribe is ready for […]

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Hey Commissioner Manfred…Is it time for Fred Wilpon to spend money yet?

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Havana, Cuba–The stress and frustration of watching the Mets has taken its toll on this guy. In a weak National League, where even the Cardinals are kind of vulnerable, the Mets’ brass can’t get it together to bring in a bat or two to buttress the young stud starting pitchers.  The MLB trading deadline is […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Summer Movies and… um… Sports?

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BRONX, NY – I just lost another 400+ word draft, but I’m not gonna sweat it. It’s summer. Who cares, right? Everyone’s too busy kicking back, pouring drinks, and forcing their kids to go to camp. Here are some summer-themed movies you should seriously consider checking out while you relax in air-conditioned comfort. The titles are […]

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4 Players NOT to Build Your Team Around

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NEW YORK, NY – If you had to pick one player to build your team around, it would be pretty easy to come up with a name. But we’re not into doing things easily here in Mattville, so our question is for you to pick the 4 Players NOT to Build Your Team Around. NBA: […]

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred: Joseph Mengele, Mets Mess, Bad Optics

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s been at least a couple of weeks since I last purged myself of some Mets directed vitriol. I feel a bit backed up so please consider this a catharsis of sorts. Last week it was announced that new MLB Commissioner Manfred Mann had made a few changes in the leadership […]

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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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