Tag: Justin Verlander

Big Ben Tuesday: Kinks in the Pinstriped Armor, the Mets Cuckhold Stroman

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Bronx, NY: Only a few weeks ago I said the New York Yankees don’t really need a starting pitcher as badly as everyone thinks. A few weeks before that I said the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing Artermi Panarin. Yup, it’s been a summer of steaming hot takes for […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Five Bold-ish Predictions for the Rest of the Year – Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Pelicans, Blues

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Prescient City, USA: A few weeks ago I predicted the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing a big free agent like Artermi Panarin because of salary cap ramifications. Yeah, just a bit outside with that one. But I’m not one to waddle in misery, so let’s get off the mat […]

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Blockbuster Blackout MLB Trades You May Not Know Of

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NEW YORK, NY – For those of you just stirring from a coma or hiding in a fallout shelter, there was a Big Apple blackout last night. And boy did things get a little crazy. Many were doing their best Snake Plissken impersonation, as traffic signals made any Escape From New York simultaneously necessary, yet […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: A Penny for Your Thoughts, No More HOF Starting Pitchers, Bryce in Da Bronx

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BRONX, NY – This is my last post before Christmas, and if Management thinks I’m posting ON Christmas (as I’m slated to) they can suck a bag of… er… candy canes. Still there’s plenty to talk about right now, starting with Penny Marshall’s passing yesterday at the age of 75. “Goodbye, Laverne.” Penny Marshall is perhaps best […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: 2018 MLB Baseball Season Shaping Up as Suckiest Ever

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NEW YORK, NY – I could spend today talking about how Trump disinviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House is a win-win-win, in that the Eagles don’t have to go, Trump doesn’t have to get butt-hurt because of the light turnout and bore us all with illiterate tweets, and the NFL looks like an even […]

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Are Strikeouts Killing the Game Of Baseball?

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SPANISH HARLEM – I read an article on Tuesday by Joel Sherman from the New York Post that stated for the first time in history there were more strikeouts than hits for the month of April. That got me thinking about conversations I had with a fellow Yankees fan about the team only scoring via […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Alex Bregman Mortal Enemy, Springer’s Mediocre Catches, Yankee Goats

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Houston, TX: I know it was a positive year for the New York Yankees when you consider expectations, but it still hurts when they were only one win away from the World Series. The future looks bright, but there are no guarantees. Eh, Mets fans? Still, I must give credit where it’s due. If one play […]

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NY Rangers Poop a Dud, Bronx Bombers Ready to Detonate

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NEW YORK, NY – The New York Hockey Rangers are off to a terrible start, going 1-5-2 so far after last night’s shootout loss to the Islanders. They’ve struggled to score goals and Alain Vigneault has been mixing up lines already trying to find a mix that works. Nothing has worked so far. The Blueshirts […]

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Today: NBA Starts; Cavs, Celtics, Warriors, Rockets. And Of Course, The Yankees

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – We have the 4 major sports in full bloom and I still can’t find something to write about (I joke!). The NBA opened on Tuesday with two really good games and one unfortunate event. The Yankees came back home and won three games to make this a series so you can […]

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Big Ben Yankee Playoff Special – ALCS Game 3 Diary

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Bronx, NY: The New York Yankees vs the Houston Astros in Game 3, as it happened. With their backs against the wall, it’s a must-win for the Yanks. Let’s get to it. 7:15: The wife is out and but I somehow manage to get my twin ten month old girls down without much of a fight. And […]

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