Tag: Edwin Encarnacion

Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Post-Mortem, Fingers of Blame, Refuting Lazy Storylines

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SUCKSVILLE, NY – After a brutal, nut punch, rollercoaster loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS, the fingers of blame are pointing. In what was billed as a battle of the Yankees bullpen vs the Astros starters, most seem content to let that be the consensus narrative. The Yankees lost because they […]

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Big Ben: Questionable Yankees ALCS Roster, NFL Missteps re Flags, PI Challenge

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BRONX, NY: You’re probably here expecting a boring 1,500 words on the Yankees’ chances. Not today my loyal reader(s)… But I’ll find some way to bore you, rest assured. Let’s go with the Yankees ALCS Roster and stupidity re the NFL Flag-Fest & Pass Interference Challenge Rule. Houston, We Have a Roster Problem Instead of […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: DJ LaMahieu is the MVP and Bryce Harper is a Bust. Right?

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Bronx, NY: DJ LeMahieu was an under-the-radar signing by the Yankees, expected to be a utility man and depth player. Bryce Harper was the off-season’s prized free agent, signing a $330 million dollar deal with the Phillies. LeMahieu had an MVP caliber season, while Harper was booed by the home crowd on opening day and […]

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Update of Yankees Injuries and My Thoughts on Eli Manning

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Yankees inch ever closer to the playoffs but not without the injury bug hitting them yet again. Gary Sanchez pulled his groin trying to steal a base (WHY?) and Edwin Encarnacion has a strain oblique, while both are important pieces to the lineup, Encarnacion seems to be the one […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Despite Key Injuries, “Next Man Up” Yankees Bludgeon the Red Sox

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Bronx, NY: With New York Yankees’ smack down of the BoSox over the weekend, you might expect a little gloating from me. Well, you’ve come to the right place. The dozens of Yankees dropping like flies to injury has tempered my excitement some, but it won’t stop the gloat. And like flies, no matter how […]

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Can Second Fiddle Mets Make MLB Playoffs, After Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas Exlpode?

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BLOOMINGBURG, NY – It has to be difficult to share the same city with the New York Yankees, especially when it seems as though the Evil Empire does everything correctly, while you drown in a sea of mediocrity or abject failure year after agonizing year. This monumental pressure seems to be getting to the field […]

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Chief Wahoo, Cleveland Indians Will Win World Series!

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CLEVELAND, OH – In the Era of Being Politically Incorrect, there is only one team that should win the World Series; the Cleveland Indians. And boy, oh boy, won’t it be something to see Chief Wahoo being carried off the field, pumping his fist while holding on to his headdress. Crazy thought, right? Well, no […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: New York Knicks, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, New York Yankees, New York Mets

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – Part of me wanted to use this column to just discuss the GRAMMYs. But that wouldn’t be very responsible of me, would it? Either way, there were some interesting things to happen in sports over the last week. I won’t take any longer with my introduction. Let’s get right to it. Here’s […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, College Football Playoff

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – It’s a great time to be alive. Not only is Thanksgiving a few days away, but this is probably the best time of the year as a sports fan. College basketball is underway, and we’re seeing great non-conference matchups like Duke–Kansas take place, the Division I college football season is nearing championship […]

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