Tag: Mariano Rivera

The King?! Henrik Lundqvist is the Don Mattingly of Hockey in NYC Sports Lore

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NEW YORK, NY – This city is so great they named it twice – and to get a nickname in this town as an athlete is almost always well-deserved and fitting. You won’t get an argument from me on any of these feted NYC heroes except for one: Henrik “The King” Lundqvist of the New […]

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On Parade: All-Time MLB Puerto Rican Team for Puerto Rico Day!

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NUEVA YORK– Today is the 60th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC, as we celebrate the culture of this U.S. commonwealth. It doesn’t matter if you hail from the archipelago itself but if you truly grew up in NYC and not the suburbs, you already have some Nuyorican, as part of your fabric. Whether […]

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Bronx Baby Bombers Take Flight in Bronx. Too Late for Yankees In Playoffs?

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SPANISH HARLEM – The Yankees have decided to let the young players, the ones with the good knees, start regularly. This is a stark contrast from the days when minor leaguers were bought up and rode the bench. Nowadays (going on a four), they play and play often.  Young guns like Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, […]

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The Yankees A.D. (After Death)

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SPANISH HARLEM – August 1st, 2016 will forever be known as the day the Yankees finally waved the white flag and became full-fledged sellers at the MLB Trade Deadline. As hard as it was to see in my lifetime, it was even more remarkable to hear scouts and analysts say it was the first time ever […]

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Yankees, Mets in Different Directions? 2016 MLB Draft Predictions

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FLUSHING, NY – With their 4-game sweep of the snake-bit Colorado Rockies in the books, the red-hot New York Mets have their fans and other organizations frothing at the mouth re their abundance of young pitching talent. All are also lauding New York’s acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Tyler Clippard before the MLB […]

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Cookie’s Corner: Yankees “Core Four” Bore Shafts Bernie Williams

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NEW YORK, NY – Coming to you from NOT Yankee Stadium (where the Yanks and the Red Sox will play each other for the first in however many umpteen times this season), I bring you this Yankees Core Four Bore rant. That’s right, I’m going to express some displeasure with the Yankee Organization – my team […]

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Topps Baseball Cards: Then & Now

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SOCHI, RUSSIA – Forget the great hockey yesterday… for even before pitchers and catchers reported to the snow-less climes of Florida and Arizona – as they did this past week – there is something else more important to us and grade school kids everywhere; Topps Baseball Cards. The 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch rectangles […]

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Uber Sports Babe Lori Levine on Giant Hopes, Life & Times of Lawrence Taylor, Mariano Bobblehead

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NEW YORK, NY – This was a rough summer, to say the least. With the Yankees’ injuries, looming retirements, elimination from the post-season, more reported PED usage, Mariano Rivera bobblehead-gate, and twerking becoming a national pastime; I was definitely excited for a new beginning. And, that beginning is the NFL, and more specifically, the New […]

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No Mo Mo! Knicks/Rangers vs Net/Isles, MLB Playoffs, Niners/Rams, No Soccer

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EL BARIO, BRONX – “Do this in remembrance of me” – Luke 22:19/1 Corinthians 11:24.  It’s a good opening since yours truly is covering for Preacher Collins and most of the talk this week is about remembering. Too much remembering actually… there is still plenty of real stuff happening. All this week has been about […]

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Exit Sandman: One Mo Legend

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PLYMOUTH, MA – Like many of you, I’m a die-hard New York Yankees fan and yesterday the Yankees honored one of my favorite players to ever wear the Pinstripes, Mariano Rivera. In his last Sunday appearance at Yankee Stadium, the organization brought in some of his old teammates and coaches, retired his number, gave him […]

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