Tag: Giancarlo Stanton

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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Injury Updates on Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino and Dellin Betances; Will They Have Any Impact on The Playoffs

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Yankees have dealt with an abundance of injuries this season. There have been key players hurt and a few that remain injured to this day. Today I will specifically discuss three very important pieces that manager Aaron Boone hopes to get back this season. LUIS SEVERINO This was the […]

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September Sports: MLB Playoffs Races, NFL Hopes, Hockey Heating Up?

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NEW YORK, NY – This weekend brings the unofficial end of summer. The kids will be back to school after the Labor Day Weekend. The days will get shorter and cooler. And we’ll be entering the best time of year for sports. Baseball is sprinting towards the playoffs as the final month of the regular […]

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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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Big Ben Tuesday: Aaron Boone Goes F**king Savage on Rookie Ump

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Roswell, New Mexico: We’re only about a month and a half away from “Raid Area 51” on September 20th and my bags are backed. But as the originator is now talking about turning it into a music festival, I don’t think he’s the right person to lead this raid. I’d like to suggest an alternative; […]

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America’s Pastime Shroud: Jimmy Stewart, Christian Yelich, Tarnished Derek Jeter, Marv Albert

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INDIANA, PA – You don’t get any more American than this small Pennsylvania town, which happens to be the home of Jimmy Stewart. And we got here via another icon of Americana, U-Haul. Driving a 15′ truck filled to the gills with furniture and boxes of whatnot, the wife followed yours anxiously in our 1998 […]

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Major League Baseball Second Half Starts With Trades Looming

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“This could be the end of the Mets core pitching staff …” –Different Matt NEW YORK, NY – With the All-Star Game in the rear-view mirror, most of baseball will begin their trudge towards the finish line today, as the second half of the season gets underway. The Yankees and Mets went into the break […]

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