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Replaceable Friday: Mets Train Keeps Rolling, Daniel Jones keeps shutting us up

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RAIN SOAKED, NJ – “Summertime, and no ones reading…”  Or are you? Yes kids, its that time again. Time to spit out an article with pontifications that you may or may not agree with. Last night the Mets kept the juggernaut moving toward the Promised Land – of just barely missing a playoff spot on […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Pete Alonso Socks, Daniel Jones Sucks(?), and Former Mets are Dealin’!

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BRONX, NY – I’m back in the New York groove. A little over a week in Florida was plenty. Among my insanely predictable takeaways, this so-called “battleground state” now seems mostly red (maybe it’s the sun), and I am now fully retired from going to Orlando theme parks. I’d sooner buy my daughter a pony […]

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Big Ben: Are Yankees Built for Post-Season? Refuting Red-Face Johnny & Haters

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STAMFORD, CT – I went out to run some errands on Saturday – some real and some invented – to give me time to have a beer and catch a few innings of the New York Yankees game when my twin toddlers finally went down for a nap. But much to my dismay, my local […]

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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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