Tag: David Wright

NL Beast? Bryce Harper, Beefed-Up Phils, Young Braves, Maybe Mets

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WASHINGTON, DC – The irony is that the headline doesn’t represent the team this post originates from, the Washington Nationals… and they are pretty good on paper, too. Do we suddenly have Major League Baseball’s best division in the National League East?! Are we looking at the NL Beast, what with Bryce Harper & his […]

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Replacement Matt on Opening Day: Greatest Replacements in History

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SUBURBIA, NJ – Since the beginning of this site I have somehow been given the designation of Replacement Matt, basically because I shared a (lack of) hairstyle with the two original Matts and was foolish enough to be willing to wear a blue monkey suit when one of them wasn’t around. I was never quite […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Gronk-tirement, Giants’ Draft, deGrom Caution,Yankees’ Roster Tweaks

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STAMFORD, CT – We’re just a few days away from opening day, not counting whatever happened in Japan, and a month from the NFL draft. So, let’s talk about Rob Gronkowski hanging ‘em up, the NY Giants endless draft options, Jacob deGrom, and the Yankees’ Opening Day roster. The Gronk Even for the biggest Pats […]

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Get Fired? Don’t Worry. Here Are Sports Stars That Got Axed Before Making It Big

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NEW YORK, NY – Since we launched in 2005 (yes, it’s been that long) nobody has gotten fired from Meet The Matts… Well, other than Tall Matt, who made ridiculous contract demands and berated staff. But in light of one of our own getting a visit from The Turk yesterday at his day job, this […]

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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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A Different Look: Mo and Moose join Halladay and Edgar in MLB Hall of Fame

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This isn’t to say that no player before deserved an unanimous decision, but rather that the voters have been petulant jackasses for over 80 years.

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Angry Ward: The Day After Christmas

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BRONX, NY – I swore I wouldn’t post anything today. But I just can’t abide a miss. Besides, this way I can continue to take DJ Eberle to task for missing HIS assignments. ‘TWAS THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS ‘Twas the day after Christmas, when all through the city, Not a creature was stirring, not even Flyers […]

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Pick One: Manny Machado or Bryce Harper? One Yankees Fan Ponders

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SPANISH HARLEM – At point-blank range, signing one of two of best players in baseball would seem easy. As we have come to find out, though… not so much. Two players in their prime, full of potential…. Two of the ten best players in baseball… You can’t deny they are both special. If you had […]

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What The Sam Hill? MLB Fans Asking: Is Robbie Cano is Robbie Alomar Part Deux?

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SEATTLE, WA – From the state that lured Jon Olerud away with its athlete-friendly tax structure, comes Robinson Cano, an aging, high-priced second baseman on the downside of his career. Make no mistake, Mariners fans are doing backwards somersaults now that they are rid of Robbie and his nonchalance when it comes to playing full-tilt […]

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Ryder Cup, Title IX, Vikings Defense, And de Grom And Wright

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – It has been a long exhausting week but here we are back at it again. I had to find some other things to talk about since there are only a few sports in season right now and trying to talk Major League Soccer or the English Premiership (soccer and rugby) […]

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