Tag: MLB

Big Ben Whitney: Yankees Break the Long Ball Record, Andujar MVP over Ohtani

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BRONX, NJ – It was a satisfying final regular season weekend in Boston, as the New York Yankees locked up home field in the wildcard game, got to 100 wins, and broke the single season team HR record. Giancarlo Stanton got to 100 RBIs and Miguel Andujar broke Joe DiMaggio’s rookie doubles record. Even though they […]

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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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Cheesy Bruin’s FREE NFL Picks, NFL Notes, Cheerleaders

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MARLBORO, NY – Yuck! I went 1-3 last week with my Cheesy Bruin’s FREE NFL Picks and have a bitter taste in my mouth over it. In hopes of improving on a 6-6 record to date, I’m looking to rebound with these selections… FAVORITE At this point and time the Atlanta Falcons are limping into […]

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Who Will Start for Yanks Wednesday. deGrom and NY Rangers Stuff, too!

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THE BRONX, NY – As the New York Baseball Yankees get ready to take on JG Clancy’s Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card game, the big question still looming over all of Yankeedom is… Who the hell will start that Wild Card game?  Luis Severino has not been the ace he was billed […]

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Andrew McCutchen, Good News for Didi and More Yankees News

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SPANISH HARLEM – It took a long time for the New York Yankees to make a trade when Aaron Judge got hurt, it was worst for fans who had to endure the Shane Robinson experiment but the organization got it right when they traded for Andrew McCutchen. No one expected him to play much when […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Tiger, Knicks, Gritty… I Want to Bet on Everything

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BRONX, NY – I’ve said this on more than one occasion, but I will never be as much of a diehard sports fan as I was when I was a teenager. With age comes perspective and change, at least if you’re open to those concepts. So you start realizing that there are a lot of things […]

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NFL Giddy as Eli Manning Shuts Up Critics, MLB Vomits Up Mets vs Nats

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HOUSTON, TX – Aside from the near comical heat and humidity (think Airplane), Houston is a darned-good sports town.  you can stay in a hotel downtown, and pretty much walk to all the major stadiums. The baseball team has had a resurgence since jumping to the Beer Softball League that is the AL, and the […]

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Baseball Mom’s Legacy: From Pavarotti and Domingo to Joltin’ Joe, The Splinter and David Wright

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NOTE: The outpouring of support, particularly from the Meet The Matts team, has had this hardened sports gumshoe reduced to a teary-eyed mess… more than once. Wilmer Flores, eat your heart out. GORTEENAVEELA, CO. GALWAY – Mom’s parents, Nanny and Poppy, were from tiny towns in Ireland. Her dad, Bernie McGuirk (not the Imus pal) […]

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Yankees: The Band Is Back Together. Boone’s Bombers Bang Bosox

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SPANISH HARLEM – What a weird season this has been for the New York Yankees. Aaron Boone was brought in as a new manager and Giancarlo Stanton was traded for, just a season after winning the National League MVP. A lot was expected after their prior season success and many had them as one of […]

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Angry Ward: Eli Manning, Vontae Davis, and Other NFL Checkdowns

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BRONX, NY – We’re now two full weeks into the NFL season and already there’s plenty to talk about. And, shockingly, none of it has to do with kneeling during the National Anthem. Bummer. Nevertheless, let’s get rid of this column quick, like a New York Giants offensive possession, so we can punt it away to […]

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