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Summer Sports Wipe Out: Benjamin Button and Staff Wiffle Ball Wars

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MARLBORO, NY -I’ve got nothing. It’s July 9th and I’ve got nothing to really talk about regarding sports. There’s no way I can get five-hundred words out of St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter’s bunt base-hit to the wide open left side of the infield during a defensive shift by the Mets on Friday […]

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NFL Playoffs Recap & Things To Do While Not Watching !@#$ Lance Armstrong

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“… shame on that hoary billionaire Winfrey for foisting this piece of human excrement on us.” LE FRENCH ALPS – We’ll get to this weekend’s scintillating NFL playoff action, believe you me.  But first I’d like to begin with a list of things I’d rather do than watch Lance Armstrong on the Ophrah Winfrey Show […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Mad Men Of Baseball

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HOLLYWOOD, CA –Congratulations to the new Kings of the NHL. My beloved Bruins are no longer the reining Stanley Cup Champions but the Kings showed this post season that they deserved it. This past Sunday, season 5 of Mad Men came to a close. It is one of the best shows on TV and even […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Lawyers, Guns & Money

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HOUSTON, TX – This season marks the 50th Anniversary for my beloved Mets. Fifty years of highs and lows. Luckily for you folks… this column isn’t about the Mets.  The Houston Astros organization is also celebrating their 50th Anniversary in Major League Baseball. One thing that franchise has been known for through the years are […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Potential Roommates A-Rod & Lin Spur Sit-com Ideas

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NEW YORK, NY – My favorite story of the year so far is Alex Rodriguez offering to be roommates with Jeremy Lin.  Of course A-Rod would want to plant himself right in the middle of the sports feel-good-story of the decade.  You can’t buy this type of publicity and old Alex is as crafty as […]

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Grote’s Gripes: End Of The World As We Know It And…

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NEW YORK, NY – We are 1/122 of the way to proving Nostradamus and the Mayan’s wrong about the world ending this year.  I am not exactly sure how it is supposed to transpire, whether it is a collision with Planet X or a geomagnetic pole reversal, but both of these impeccable sources say we […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Infamous College Bowls Of Yore; Part 2

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WINFIELD, KS –Last week I gave you the first part of the list of defunct college bowl games.  This week we’ll take on the rest. People who are looking for the Toilet Bowl or Tidy Bowlwill be disappointed because they didn’t exist.  Here is the second part of the postseason bowls of yesteryear. Great Lakes […]

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GROTE’S GRIPES: From Mickey Naples to Elvis, Not Your Typical WORLD SERIES Preview

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ARLINGTON, TX – The 2011 World Series begins tomorrow with the scrappy St. Louis Cardinals facing the gutty Texas Rangers.  A Rangers victory will leave the once mighty Cowboys as the franchise with the longest drought among the four major sporting teams in Dallas. Anytime the Cowboys are the worst, is okay in my book. A Cardinals victory will […]

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Autumnal Geography: Tigers/Rangers, Brewers/Cards, Giants & Packers

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Everywhere and Nowhere- Let’s hammer out some autumnual geography, shall we? Detroit: Yes. I lived in Michigan from 1985-1992. Spent some of the best years of my life there. Lost my virginity there (I was upholding the cherished MtM tradition of not getting laid in HS). Smoked my first cigarette there. Watched Bucky Dent’s first […]

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GROTE’S GRIPES: BANKRUPT

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WASHINGTON, DC – What a week we’ve had already and it is only Tuesday!   Within 24 hours two unreal things happened, Mariano blew a save and the stock market crashed 600 points.  Father time may well be catching up with Rivera but the government’s recent stretch of wasting time has caught up with the […]

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