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Angry Ward Wednesday: Hooray for Yankees Fans! No, I’m Serious.

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BRONX, NY – I was toying with the idea of changing my column name to “Ambivalent Ward Wednesday” to get in step with the general vibe of everyone (and I use that word liberally) else around here. But, nah. Besides, I got something I really want to write about this week. Don’t worry, it’s not about […]

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4 All-American Memorial Day Sports Moments: Rick Monday, Piazza, Astros vs Harvey, Bosox at Marathon

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INDIANA, PA – Here in the heart of America, Jimmy Stewart’s home town, it’s hard not get caught up in a bit of good ol’ fashioned American patriotism. And it’s only magnified more on this particular holiday weekend. With that, and with a salute to all that that have served, continued to serve – and […]

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Rain Man Rants: NFL Bans Kneeling, Sterling Brown and NBA Playoffs

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Some weeks you don’t even have to go find a story to talk about, they find you. Like a blindside neutral zone hit, this weeks topics hit me hard in a 24-hour span between Thursday and Friday afternoons. It was harder deciding which song should be the Song of the […]

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What If George Steinbrenner Owned the Mets?

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FLUSHING, NY – Such is the current (okay, constant) State of the NY Mets, that even after a hope-filled Steven Matz win, this died-dyed-in-the-wool fan can even ponder such baseball blasphemy, but… What If George Steinbrenner Owned The Mets? #1: David Wright would be on the books somewhere else, as his Groundhog Day comeback continues. […]

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Player Profile: Gleyber Torres is The Real Deal; Derek Jeter Comparisons

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SPANISH HARLEM – In 2016 the New York Yankees did something that many fans of this generation never saw before… wave the white flag. I’m sure a lot of Yankee haters rejoiced because that meant the Yankees would rebuild and rebuilding meant a lot of losing but Brian Cashman saw a way to recoup a […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Cano, Wentz, Carmelo and other Examples of Sports Addition by Subtraction

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BRONX, NY – In 2001 the Seattle Mariners turned Major League Baseball on its ear by winning 116 regular season games. They accomplished this feat without the benefit of Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr., and Alex Rodriguez, three of the franchise’s cornerstone players, who had all talked their way out of town. Though they didn’t go […]

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John Adams, Cleveland Browns, Mets and How The Royal Wedding Is Bad For Sports

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DENVER, CO – The Cheese is out. Today you get President John Adams. Amidst the course of human history, love has a way of superseding politics. Antony & Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn & Henry VIII, Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI, just to name a few. All this is well and good for the history books. It […]

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The Knicks Draft Position Stays At 9 and Potential Picks

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SPANISH HARLEM – On Tuesday the NBA Draft Lottery was held and… of course the New York Knicks stayed at the ninth position. I won’t act like I’m happy because I’m not, its not because they didn’t move up in the lottery but because we should’ve been higher to begin with. Once Kristaps Porzingis was […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: I’m All in on Legal Sports Gambling

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BRONX, NY – Let’s just cut to the chase this week. The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states outside of Nevada can now have legal sports gambling. While I’ll be nice and shed a tear for all the old-school bookies, I cheer that the good citizens of New York, New Jersey and every other state […]

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Happy Mother’s Day: Famous Sports Moms

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HOLLYWOOD, FL – A Happy Mother’s Day to all! Cheesy Bruin is M.I.A., allegedly celebrating by chasing blue-haired moms in Hollywood… Hollywood, Florida, that is. And with that, we’re on Famous Sports Moms today [ahem]. Heidi Syndergaard – The one person that made the trade of CY Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Blue […]

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