Tag: Masahiro Tanaka

Big Ben: Scary Post-Halloween Sports Figures; Dave Gettleman, Sam Darnold, Brian Cashman, AJ Hinch, Mark Staal, Hank Lundqvist

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STAMFORD, CT – This Halloween we took our daughters to a “Trunk or Treat” event instead of going door-to-door like the old days. For those unfamiliar, a bunch of cars park in a parking lot and adorn their trunks with Halloween decorations. The kids just go trick or treating from car to car. It was […]

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Thoughts on Yankees vs Astros, ALCS Key Players

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SPANISH HARLEM – This series couldn’t have started better from a Yankees standpoint. The Houston Astros were [not] fresh off a 5-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays, and came into game one of the ALCS looking off. The Bombers weren’t going to face Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole until game two and three – […]

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Big Ben: Are Yankees Built for Post-Season? Refuting Red-Face Johnny & Haters

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STAMFORD, CT – I went out to run some errands on Saturday – some real and some invented – to give me time to have a beer and catch a few innings of the New York Yankees game when my twin toddlers finally went down for a nap. But much to my dismay, my local […]

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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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Different Matt: Opening Day Behind Us But Mets and Yanks on 162 Win Pace

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NEW YORK, NY – Thursday was MLB’s Opening Day for most teams and the Yankees and Mets got their seasons off to a winning start. Both teams are on pace for 162 wins, after the Yankees beat up on the Orioles in a matinee in the Bronx and the Mets shut out the Nationals in […]

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Big Ben: A Way Too Early, MLB Hot Stove Look At 2019 NY Yankees Roster

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THE VOID, USA – We’re deep in the sports void between the Super Bowl and spring training. And with the weather flopping around like Trump’s weave in windstorm, this year has been particularly sh!tacular. Let’s pass the time with a MLB Hot Stove look at the potential 2019 Opening Day New York Yankees roster. Assuming […]

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Yankees Post Mortem, Who Should Be New York Knicks Point Guard

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SPANISH HARLEM – Its been a week since the New York Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS, we can all agree now that the better team won. They were the better team during the season and they were the better team when it mattered. While it sucked for Yankees fans, many […]

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McGregor-Khabib, Yankees Tie the Series and Eagles Lose to the Vikings

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SPANISH HARLEM – It was a really great sports weekend with the MLB Playoffs underway, a big UFC fight and of course, some football. The Philadelphia Eagles lost but the Yankees won a game in Boston to bring the series back to the Bronx with a chance to extend their lead. If you were like […]

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Eagles, Bengals, Tennessee Titans and Who Should Start Wild Card for Yankees vs Oakland

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SPANISH HARLEM – My Philadelphia Eagles lost a tough game against the Tennessee Titans in overtime yesterday when Marcus Mariota lobbed a pass into the end zone to Clay Davis with 13 seconds left in the game. That’s when the harsh reality hit me that I would have to a write a Monday column with […]

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