Tag: Bill Veeck

Angry Ward Wednesday: Owners, Golfers, Flynns and Other Heartless Sports

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BRONX, NY – Writing this on Valentine’s Day night and, for once, it’s a welcome distraction. My kid’s been eating candy all day and I need to tune out the sugar-charged hyperactivity. Since it’s V-Day, I’ve decided to focus on matters of the heart or, rather, lack thereof. Sports Owners. At the top of the list […]

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Defending Terry Collins? Shaq to Yanks? Tebow has Pigs Flying

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s official. Pigs are driving our stunned air traffic controllers bonkers, as they are indeed flying. Things we never thought we’d see happen are happening. Sure, Tim Tebow to the Metsies stands alone as the headliner at Bill Veeck’s Theater of the Absurd, but what of the Shaq to the Yanks […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Mets, Cubs and Everything You Need to Know About Chicago

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BRONX, NY – I wrote this on Monday night so I didn’t need to miss any of last night’s 5-2 Mets win over the Cubbies. Despite what my wife says, I’m such a forward thinker… at least selectively. Anyway, I did not come here to trash the city of Chicago, I came here to praise […]

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Switch Pitcher? Charley Finley, Bill Veeck and Caitlyn Jenner are Smiling

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OAKLAND, CA – While we cover for the 2nd day in a row for an over-served African American pundit gone AWOL – this time it’s Ghanian-American drunkard, Junoir Blaber – we couldn’t help but manage a smile at the news out of O.co Coliseum (A’s get a “F” for naming rights) about Pat Venditte, the […]

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New York Fashion Week: Worst Sports Uniforms

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NEW YORK, NY – Fashion Week just ended and seamlessly leads into tonight’s Oscars Awards, ceremony where all on the red carpet will be strutting duds from the biggest names in fashion. I won’t ever be mistaken for a Bob Mackie or Ralph Lauren but when it comes to sports wardrobe faux pas, here are […]

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GROTE'S GRIPES: OPENING DAY TRADITIONS

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CINCINNATI, OH – Opening Day in baseball is special. Hope springs eternal. Every fan can dream that their team, no matter how poorly they’ve played in seasons past, will turn into the 1969 Miracle Mets. Reality usually kicks in by tax day for most of these fans but on Opening Day all clubs smell like […]

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THE HOKIENESS OF HOCKEY AND THE WEEK THAT WAS

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By Rex O’Rourke Uniondale, N.Y. HOKIE – I know it’s patently uncool to be a New York Islanders fan. I know they’ll be toiling in Yellowknife or Kansas City or Moosejaw someday; yet having attended Tuesday’s thorough 6-0 dismantling of the Detroit Red Wings, the home squad controlling every facet of the game, I detected […]

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