Tag: New York Yankees

Mets Bullpen, Josh McCown And Jay-Z

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – That’s right, you favorite writer is/was in the Bronx this weekend. I went to visit me Ma! And… commemorate the 4-year anniversary of Dad’s passing. I had a legit excuse to ask to be shifted to the top of the batting order for the week.   That said, here is […]

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MLB Wild Card Hunt: Manager Moves, Joe Girardi, Wally Backman, Mickey Callaway, Custer and Revere?

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CHELSEA, NYC – Working on the set of a popular major network cop show last night as a Special Effects guy making smoke and wetting down W27th Street, made keeping up with the MLB Wild Card hunt a tad difficult. And as a charter chugger of the Jonestown-like Kool-Aid us weak-willed Mets fans gulp at […]

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Working Vacation Ward Wednesday: Unlimited Pasta, Prescott, and Mets Coverage

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SCORCHED HELLSCAPE, FL – Why the hell do I continue to fire off columns, into the void, even while on vacation? I think there’s no good answer except to say that, by now, it’s out of habit more than anything. Let this serve as a dire warning to the Ben Whitneys and Buddy Diazes of […]

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Mets Winning Despite Glaring Problems… Shadow of Michael Corleone

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“Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” –Michael Corleone NEW YORK, NY – How many times, Mets fans, have you been Michael Corleone’d by your Amazin’ Mets? Too many time to count, likely. Or actually, we can come pretty close to counting them. After all, since the National League Baseball […]

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Replaceable Friday: Existential Mets Philosophy. Preseason NFL Ruminations

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FLUSHING, QUEENS: To believe or not to believe that is the question Met fans? Do we go with Tug McGraw’s “Ya Gotta Believe” is it “Once Bitten Twice Shy?” Ironically that was written by the band Great White before they burned on stage in a bizarre pyrotechnics mishap. Will the Metropolitans face a similar fate? […]

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50 Ways To Leave Mets Fans In A Flushing Toilet of Hell

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ST LOUIS, MO – Ne’er has there been a more apropos moment in MTM history than a pinch-hit juxtaposed to Angry Ward’s closing words yesterday. Buddy Diaz may not be dead but he certainly should wish he is, considering that the long arm of the MTM governing body’s infinite reach is unending. Praise be… I […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Despite Key Injuries, “Next Man Up” Yankees Bludgeon the Red Sox

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Bronx, NY: With New York Yankees’ smack down of the BoSox over the weekend, you might expect a little gloating from me. Well, you’ve come to the right place. The dozens of Yankees dropping like flies to injury has tempered my excitement some, but it won’t stop the gloat. And like flies, no matter how […]

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Glass Half Full or Half Empty: Thoughts on the MLB Trade Deadline

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SPANISH HARLEM – SO YEA! Yesterday was super disappointing if your a Yankees fan. You saw the Houston Astros add some depth to their pitching staff by acquiring Zack Grienke (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Aaron Sanchez (Toronto Blue Jays) and the New York Yankees traded for a minor league pitcher that I could care less to google about […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Kinks in the Pinstriped Armor, the Mets Cuckhold Stroman

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Bronx, NY: Only a few weeks ago I said the New York Yankees don’t really need a starting pitcher as badly as everyone thinks. A few weeks before that I said the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing Artermi Panarin. Yup, it’s been a summer of steaming hot takes for […]

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Replaceable Friday: MLB Trade Deadline or how the NY Mets will s— the bed once again

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA So the call comes in last night… its the chief…uhh Different Matt is on a plane to Iceland, can you do the column? Some charmed life my fellow pundits live, jetting off to Reykjavik on the drop off a hat. Concording to Paris to watch a soccer match. How quaint it must be. […]

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