Tag: New York Rangers

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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NY Rangers Keep Pace Despite Isles, Mets and Yanks Upbeat

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NEW YORK, NY – The NY Rangers have been playing well of late, last night’s capitulation to the hated Islanders aside. They’ve been keeping pace with the Penguins and Blue Jackets. They’re safe in the first Wild Card slot for now, which would put them on a collision course with Les Canadiens de Montreal in […]

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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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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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Thoughts on Sunday’s Big Game, Cheerleaders, Yanks, Mets, Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s a spectacle every year and this year will be no different. The Big Game is here. I’m talking, of course, about the Rangers’ game against the Calgary Flames at the Garden this Sunday. The Rangers are coming off of a rough stretch of games. After getting busted up by the […]

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Fela Kuti, Buffalo Tommy Perez, Baylor University Lawsuit, John Tortorella’s Sick Dog

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – Parked the car and and grabbed my phone and saw the bat Matt signal ominously lighting up Mattville. The MTM signal fittingly is a text because “We ain’t rich!” What did the alert our fearless leader read? “Thanks for pitch hitting tomorrow.” Well, I actually wanted to be Pinch-Hit Matt, […]

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Rock Raines Finally Gets His Due, Rangers Try to Right the Ship

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NEW YORK, NY – In his final year of eligibility, Tim “Rock” Raines was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. It’s been a long time coming for Raines, who batted .294 and stole over 800 bases in his 23 season MLB career. Raines had been getting closer and closer in recent years; missing by […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: What Board Game is Your Favorite Sports Team?

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BRONX, NY – Hey there, sports dopes, shiftless employees, and assorted other loners. It’s another wonderful Wednesday here at MeetTheMatts.com. NFL playoffs, Trump inauguration, the Knicks still sucking… so much to talk about. But, to hell with that noise, I want to write about old-timey board games – y’know, the one’s you used to play with […]

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Steven McDonald Feted, Classy NY Rangers, NFL Hypocrisy, Free NFL Picks

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MARLBORO, NY – There are two topics that need to be addressed here at MTM of which I’d like to fit in at the five hundred word threshold. So without further adieu… The Life of Steven McDonald was celebrated on Friday throughout the city by his police brethren, firefighters and citizens. His story is remarkable, […]

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