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Pouting Porzingis? Revis or Rikers? George “The Animal” Steele, Line of the Week

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NEW YORK, NY – Granted, Spring Training has all a bit giddy… distracted even. And that’s partly why we didn’t get this piece up earlier. (Not communicating with Junior Blaber and Grinding Ax didn’t help). But baseball be damned, as we have some other stories that caught our eye/tickled our fancy. With that, here our […]

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Spring Training Highs and Lows: Yankees and Mets look to Future, Ponder Wright.

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SPANISH HARLEM – Hello Baseball! Oh how I have missed you. There is nothing like Spring Training Baseball, when every team thinks it has a chance.. Every young outfield prospect is Mickey Mantle and every veteran pitcher is coming into camp the healthiest and strongest they ever been. The highs are the highest because reality […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Owners, Golfers, Flynns and Other Heartless Sports

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BRONX, NY – Writing this on Valentine’s Day night and, for once, it’s a welcome distraction. My kid’s been eating candy all day and I need to tune out the sugar-charged hyperactivity. Since it’s V-Day, I’ve decided to focus on matters of the heart or, rather, lack thereof. Sports Owners. At the top of the list […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Cruz Cut, Knicks Stun, Rangers Lacking, Who Stole Tom Brady’s Jersey?

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STAMFORD, CT: In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ll of course be focusing on the big news that Derek Jeter is going to be a father. Or not… I could write about the Knicks shocking victory over the Spurs, and how it might affect the possibility of a Melo trade or maybe the Rangers’ need of a steady blue-liner to […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: New York Knicks, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, New York Yankees, New York Mets

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – Part of me wanted to use this column to just discuss the GRAMMYs. But that wouldn’t be very responsible of me, would it? Either way, there were some interesting things to happen in sports over the last week. I won’t take any longer with my introduction. Let’s get right to it. Here’s […]

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More Rob Manfred MLB Rule Changes? Blame Millennials!

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MARLBORO, NY–Simply aghast is how to describe a baseball news item I read over my morning coffee. At first glance I thought the report was more along the lines of “fake news” made famous by our President. I even looked at the source of the article expecting The Onion to be responsible for my rising […]

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Myles Garrett, Mike Illitch, St Louis University Hoops Bus Driver and Phil Collins?!

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – What time is it?! Showtime! What time is it?! Showtime! Those are the most annoying 8 words to hear when you are on a NYC train. However, this time out it is “Showtime!” for yours truly, Pinch-hit Matt. Anyway, in keeping with my new routine/gig, you get a Song of […]

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Snow-Jobs and Sports Fill-Ins: Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Lou Gehrig, Jeury’s Familia, Dak Prescott

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NEW YORK, NY – Okay, so Lonnie Quinn & his cronies got it right – we got some snow. But once again, we were led to believe we were going to die by story-inventing icarnations of Ron Burgundy reading weather reports. While we think Quinn actually does work – as his rolled-up sleeves (aka Jim […]

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Effortless Knicks, Phil Jackson Tweeting, Oakley Boxed Out

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SPANISH HARLEM – The one thing fans hate more than watching their team lose is when their team quits (like against the Lakers on Monday). Even if you know your team isn’t very good, you still want to see effort. You want the team to fight hard until the very end. Then, maybe you can […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Brady’s Jersey and Betsy DeVos Answers Your Sports Questions

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BRONX, NY – Back from Florida, where I barely survived four days of trying to kill myself with rum and gambling and mammoth hamburgers and more rum. On Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate as this country’s new Secretary of Education as Mike Pence, still in his medically-induced coma, blinked twice to cast […]

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