Tag: Major League Baseball

With “What Ifs” Aplenty for Melancholy MLB Fans, Here’s Yo La Tengo; Best Baseball Story Ever?

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NEW YORK, NY – Whilst the Major League Baseball season is over for many fans – in the sense that their team is golfing, cleaning gutters or tanning on some hurricane-friendly beach, we are still under its grip… We’re not ready to stop playing Tap Baseball on our phones. Not ready to end the the […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Aaron Judge, Matt Harvey and other MLBers Needing Real Nicknames

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – I’m on friggin’ vacation and there’s been a lot going on, almost none of it good. You know the storylines, so I won’t bother rehashing them. All I know is, I have no intention of dying south of the Mason/Dixon line. THAT. IS. OUT. I think 75% of the reason that […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Wilford Brimley, Bump Bailey and Other Unnatural Things About “The Natural”

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“Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.”  —Jimmy Breslin (1928-2017) BRONX, NY – My wife’s brother and his family came up from Orlando to visit us this past weekend, so naturally I subjected them to watching movies that I wanted to watch. After my suggestions […]

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What Should The Yankees Do With Masahiro Tanaka? Let’s Debate.

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SPANISH HARLEM – One of the stories circulating around here is about the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka. More specifically, it’s about his contract opt-out clause for next season. As with every issue, there are pros and cons, like the pundits here at MeetTheMatts.com. Let’s go back to the year 2014; Masahiro Tanaka decided to take […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: A-Rod, Harvey, Puig: MLB Trade Deadline Deals that Didn’t Go Through

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BRONX, NY – Well, the Major League Baseball trading deadline has come and gone and here’s what we know. The Yankees know they suck and sold off half their team and don’t really give a rat’s ass about George Steinbrenner’s corpse spinning faster than a Cuisinart blender on “liquify.” We also know that Jonathan Lucroy thinks […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Ichiro, Cowboys, Durant and Lucroy

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BRONX, NY – Banging this one out just before deadline on Tuesday. It’s my wife’s birthday, I’m holding off on dinner and my dog, Griffey, is doing everything in his power to get me to play fetch rather than slap together another lackluster column. Where in the wide, wide world of sports are my priorities? […]

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All-Time MLB Abuse Team, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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BETTY FORD CLINIC – Today is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. But this post is not meant to make light of the seriousness of addiction or the violent nature of the drug trade in any way. The prevalence of drugs in our society is such that we can fill a solid Major […]

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Jose Reyes Curse, NBA Playoffs, Rooting Against Your Soccer Team, Peeing on Laptops

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – I spent this week doing some work with my brother, who is in jail for racketeering. That, and the fact that my oft-dropped-in-drunken-stumbles phone finally died, meant I was forced to rely on the newspaper (Bing it) for a quick glance topics to write about. Then my pencil broke. Further,  […]

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New Video: Cancer Survivor Forgives Baseball, Ends Exile: Mets or Yanks?

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s not often that an often cold and calculating corporation gets a second chance with a disillusioned and disappointed customer. But Major League Baseball can thank it’s lucky stars today, as a kid whose heart was broken by the 1981 MLB strike, just a short time before he’d find himself in […]

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NHL All-Star Farce: John Scott Fiasco

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NASHVILLE, TN – January is just about over and the NHL is heading into their All-Star weekend. I like the All-Star weekend, mainly because it gives most of the New York Rangers a long break in the middle of the season. But for the most part, NHL All-Star weekend is, like in every other sport, […]

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