Tag: Derek Jeter

Big Ben Tuesday: Cruz Cut, Knicks Stun, Rangers Lacking, Who Stole Tom Brady’s Jersey?

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STAMFORD, CT: In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ll of course be focusing on the big news that Derek Jeter is going to be a father. Or not… I could write about the Knicks shocking victory over the Spurs, and how it might affect the possibility of a Melo trade or maybe the Rangers’ need of a steady blue-liner to […]

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Rock Raines Finally Gets His Due, Rangers Try to Right the Ship

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NEW YORK, NY – In his final year of eligibility, Tim “Rock” Raines was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. It’s been a long time coming for Raines, who batted .294 and stole over 800 bases in his 23 season MLB career. Raines had been getting closer and closer in recent years; missing by […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: What Board Game is Your Favorite Sports Team?

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BRONX, NY – Hey there, sports dopes, shiftless employees, and assorted other loners. It’s another wonderful Wednesday here at MeetTheMatts.com. NFL playoffs, Trump inauguration, the Knicks still sucking… so much to talk about. But, to hell with that noise, I want to write about old-timey board games – y’know, the one’s you used to play with […]

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Yankees News re Aroldis Chapman, Delin Betances, Michael Pineda and Joe Girardi

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SPANISH HARLEM – Since Aroldis Chapman signed at around 12 AM last Thursday, I really wasn’t able to give my thoughts on the signing. But I’m glad I had a whole week to think about it because, as always, in New York you get mixed reviews. It’s the nature of the beast around these parts […]

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Positive Thinking re Matt Harvey, Owner Trump, President Cuban and Dave Chappelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY – We’re tapping at the keyboard up here in God’s Country on the Iona College campus, moonlighting with RugbyWrapUp.com as color/play-by-play guys for the College Rugby Bowl Series. The [somewhat] fresh air, smell of percolating hazelnut coffee and Indian Summer temps having us feeling particularly warm, fuzzy and positive. And for whatever […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Cheers to Keeping it All in The Family with Sports and Sitcoms

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BRONX, NY – I was gonna devote today’s column to giving a huge “F You!” to 2016, which has been just about the worst year in recent memory. But I’m not really down for giving the Grim Reaper or the upcoming election any more ink. Instead, I’m gonna talk about some of my all-time favorite sitcoms […]

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Chris Long on Kaepernick, Terry Collins Maligned, Gary Sanchez Clean?

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NEW YORK, NY  – There’s mucho going on in MLB, particularly with the local teams, the Mets and Yankees, clinging to playoff hopes and races they are astoundingly still in. But they ain’t the only thing stories that caught this pundit’s eye and this piece will touch upon what’s headlined: Chris Long on Kaepernick, Terry […]

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Tuesday Titillation: Slow Your Roll Yankee Fans, NY Giants Knee Jerk Reaction, Feisty Mets

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NEW YORK,  NY – As the Yankees season was being bashed into the night by Hanley Ramirez, repeatedly, a friend said to me, “it’s all house money for the Yankees anyway.” While I do agree that Cashman did the Yanks’ future right, it made me wonder if Yankee fans are getting ahead of themselves. Have we seen […]

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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: Gene Wilder Sports Tribute? Sure, Why Not?

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BRONX, NY – This past Monday we lost yet another bright light from our planet when the great Gene Wilder exited stage right. This was, of course, on the heels of losing our own funnyman, Al Sternberg. I think most will agree that 2016 has been absolutely brutal. But, for once, I’m not gonna dwell on […]

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