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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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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankee Doodle Gloating

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BRONX, NY – We’re into May and the New York Yankees steamroller has gotten into gear, winning 15 of their last 16 games. Coming off a 6-1 road trip where they flattened the World Series favorites in the A.L., things are looking up for the Bombers. It’s feels like the time is right for some gloating. Oh […]

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Friday’s Sports Fibs: Mark McGwire, Buddy Diaz’s Yanks, Conor McGreggor & NY Mets

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NEW YORK, NY – The headlines are chock full of what we must ingest and decipher as fact or fiction – #FakeNews – if you will. And the Sports World (random caps as per Junior Blaber) is not impervious to the”jockeying with the truth” that leaves us scurrying to faux fact-check sites… themselves built on […]

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Angry Ward: JFK Stall Tactics and the New York Mets

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NEW YORK, NY – This past Saturday I had no choice but to tend to some urgent intestinal matters in a restroom at JFK Airport. It’s bad enough to have to fly out of JFK, but to have to use its lavatories is a truly depressing endeavor. On the bright side, I was in the […]

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Mets and Yanks Off to Good Starts, MLB Should Shorten the Season

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NEW YORK, NY – The mostly empty stadiums and games cancelled due to snow must mean that it’s early April and baseball is back again. The Mets and Yankees have battled the elements to start off the season strongly. The Amazin’s strong starting pitching and big bats have powered them to a 5-1 start. Cespedes, Bruce, […]

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Relaxed Ward Wednesday: Unwritten Rules, Unbreakable Records, Pitching Around the Yanks

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PALM BEACH, FL – Enjoying Spring Break with the family down in sunny Florida while friends in NYC are hitting me with a barrage of texts featuring photos of snow. Looks pretty… awful. While I can’t quite match that in the “misery loves company” department, I did have to go to a Walmart the other day, […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: At Least You’ve Got Your Health… Unless You’re Bridgewater, Bumgarner, Bird, Mets, Warriors, etc.

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BRONX, NY – Lots of elements go into a winning season in sports. You’ve got outstanding singular players, team chemistry, great defense, potent offense, terrific coaching, winning streaks, timing, luck, and, yes, bad sh!t happening to other teams. It’s that last one that can often be the ultimate difference-maker. You can have the best team in […]

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Loyola-Chicago, Purdue, Ichiro & Phelps and Worst Reffing Ever

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – When bat last in the order, you have to be creative with what you talk about. Most major events have discussed to death, so you usually get previews and stuff that happened on Thursday or Friday. Occasionally, I scan the papers and use social media but I got lucky this […]

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Big Ben NFC Playoffs Special, MC Hammer Helps Separate Pretenders and Contenders

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MISTLETOE, KY – It’s almost Christmas, so you know what that means. We’re just a few days away from one of those “What your favorite sports team wants for Christmas” columns. You know like The Mets – functioning groin muscles; The Yankees – someone to remove dents on the sports bar in center field.  But this week […]

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Sports Justice Handed Down On: Knicks, Mets, Giants, Boston, Kaepernick, Manning

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BROOKLYN, NY  – In response to my recent comments on our esteemed scribes’ posts here, Management has asked me to return to the fray… so here it goes: Now presiding over the case of Justice in the Sports Universe to make things right again, yours truly. I will issue these Judge Dredd-like edicts, because I […]

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