Tag: Joe DiMaggio

Big Ben Whitney: Yankees Break the Long Ball Record, Andujar MVP over Ohtani

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BRONX, NJ – It was a satisfying final regular season weekend in Boston, as the New York Yankees locked up home field in the wildcard game, got to 100 wins, and broke the single season team HR record. Giancarlo Stanton got to 100 RBIs and Miguel Andujar broke Joe DiMaggio’s rookie doubles record. Even though they […]

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Baseball Mom’s Legacy: From Pavarotti and Domingo to Joltin’ Joe, The Splinter and David Wright

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NOTE: The outpouring of support, particularly from the Meet The Matts team, has had this hardened sports gumshoe reduced to a teary-eyed mess… more than once. Wilmer Flores, eat your heart out. GORTEENAVEELA, CO. GALWAY – Mom’s parents, Nanny and Poppy, were from tiny towns in Ireland. Her dad, Bernie McGuirk (not the Imus pal) […]

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Relaxed Ward Wednesday: Unwritten Rules, Unbreakable Records, Pitching Around the Yanks

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PALM BEACH, FL – Enjoying Spring Break with the family down in sunny Florida while friends in NYC are hitting me with a barrage of texts featuring photos of snow. Looks pretty… awful. While I can’t quite match that in the “misery loves company” department, I did have to go to a Walmart the other day, […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Kaput Cowboys, Brown Bombers Bombers, Other Christmas List Items

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NEW YORK, NY – They light the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center in New York City tonight. I’m hyper-aware of this because 1) I live in New York and 2) I work only a couple of blocks from 30 Rock. But, the fact that we are about to fall headlong into the holidays should come […]

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Big Ben’s Home Run Derby Special: Aaron Judge Wins, Barely Breaking a Sweat

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MIAMI BEACH, FL – It’s everyone’s favorite sports hiatus, the MLB All-Star Break. I made a point to watch the Home Run Derby this year to see Aaron Judge in action. And, Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, he did not disappoint. In other news… I learned how to embed Tweets. I now can totally […]

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Yankees Greats Ruth, DiMaggio, The Mick and…Graeme Lloyd?

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Melbourne, FL–There wasn’t a dry eye in the House on Sunday evening. Bernie Williams had his very good career properly recognized at Yankee Stadium. Bernie was a very good Yankee, and a consistent run producer for the dynastic Bomber teams of the mid 90s to the mid 2000s. Very good, but not great since that […]

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Spring Forward? Sports Time Machine Sees Wildcats, Mets, Yanks, Knicks, Horses

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COXSACKIE, NY – Spring ahead as the saying goes when it’s time to turn the clocks ahead in observance of daylight savings time – or the time where broken-down mopes like me complain about losing an hour of sleep despite a fruitful existence. Today, I’ll combine our clock synchronization as a sports time machine of […]

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Global Sports Recap Begins & Ends With… Disney World?

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA – I’m here on family vacation at Las Vegas For Kids… or Disney World, as it’s more popularly known. Lodging at the All-Star Sports Resort and visiting EPCOT for a day put me on track for today’s assignment…an Epcot/Disney inspired Global Sports Recap. Mexico: Holy crap! I haven’t seen this many sombreros since […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Five, Five, Five

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s all about five today people. I’m writing this thing as late as I ever have. Short Matt will probably be pulling out his hair–you know, ear hair, nose hair, shoulder blade hair–waiting on me. In fact, let’s just say by the time I submit this column it will actually be […]

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ANGRY WARD WEDNESDAY: ICHIRO WORSHIP

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SEATTLE, WA – Taking a break from the yuk-yuks today to focus on a guy who everyone knows, but who is still quite possibly the most under-appreciated player in Major League Baseball. That man’s name is Ichiro Suzuki or, more simply, Ichiro as he is called throughout the bigs. But unlike other one name superstars […]

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