Tag: Fred Wilpon

Angry Ward Wednesday: I’m All in on Legal Sports Gambling

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BRONX, NY – Let’s just cut to the chase this week. The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states outside of Nevada can now have legal sports gambling. While I’ll be nice and shed a tear for all the old-school bookies, I cheer that the good citizens of New York, New Jersey and every other state […]

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Jets, Yanks, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Giants: NY Sports Scene Is A New York Infrastructure Mess

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MARLBORO, NY – Living sixty-five plus miles from the city and being “retired,” I don’t have to worry about commuting into and out of the infrastructure nightmare that is New York City. Coincidentally, the recent Big Apple rail woes are very similar to the plague cast upon area sports teams. With the help of a […]

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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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Mets’ Sandy Alderson is Back! Moneyball for Football?

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Franklin, TN—(Real) Sandy Alderson is back! Yes, the esteemed senior member of the New York Mets’ $10M front office made his first public appearance last night after treatments for cancer over the last month or so. Glad he’s feeling better. Actually, it’s more like an $8M front office now that Sandy’s right hand man Jonah […]

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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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The Wave + 7 Line Army + Duda + Dark Knight = Mets Playoffs

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NEW YORK, NY – There is a buzz emanating from a place where baseball has gone to die for the better part of 7 years. Since that fateful, forgetful, Flushing final weekend in 2008 – when Tom Glavine pitched his last game for the Mets – the borough of Queens has been a baseball tomb. […]

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NFL Free Agency: Revis, Suh and MacGyver! Plus, The Fred & Terry Show

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BLUE BAY DINER, FRESH MEADOWS, NY – “In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you […]

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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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Sarah Jessica Parker, MLB Commish Bud Selig and Terry Collins Walk Into a Bar

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WHITE HORSE TAVERN –Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Horse walks into a bar. Bartender asks…”Hey, why the long face?”  Yes, you have heard it before, although that’s not bad for a Quadruped. Anyway, we’ve all seen “this one” before and we’ve all seen what’s transpiring in Flushing before, in the Groundhog Day […]

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CitiField Shark Tank? Mark Cuban, Bill Maher and Fred Wilpon Huddle

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QUEENS, NY – So, I drop the kids off at school on Monday morning, and my cell rings as I leave the parking lot. It’s my old buddy Hank Goldberg. He’s in town from Boca and ready to have some fun. He has an offer he says, that I can’t refuse. ESPN  has provided him […]

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