Tag: Oakland A’s

September Sports: MLB Playoffs Races, NFL Hopes, Hockey Heating Up?

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NEW YORK, NY – This weekend brings the unofficial end of summer. The kids will be back to school after the Labor Day Weekend. The days will get shorter and cooler. And we’ll be entering the best time of year for sports. Baseball is sprinting towards the playoffs as the final month of the regular […]

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Break-Up The Mets, Man United Falling, MLB Fan-Turned-Player

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Interesting sports week for me. Of course baseball dominated the week but a couple of other sports side notes got my attention.  Everyone has talked about the MLB Trading Deadline, so I will give my thoughts re watching your team stop being the best or becoming dream fulfilled. Today’s topics […]

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What I Need More Of/Less Of In baseball – The Shift, Openers and Higher Batting Averages

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SPANISH HARLEM – How about that? The New York Yankees and Mets win their Opening Day games and all is great with the world. Everyone is happy and everyone is still in contention, things may change in a couple of weeks but right now it’s all about the possibilities. I figured in the spirit of the game, […]

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Angry Ward: Baseball’s Newest Mind-Numbing Metrics

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BRONX, NY – Guess what, everybody? Baseball season started this morning! Yep, as stupid as this always sounds, America’s Pastime started today, a full week ahead of everyone else, with the Oakland A’s taking on the Seattle Mariners in Japan. “Buy me some sushi and green tea ice cream, I don’t care if I’m watching […]

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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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Stay Calm Yankees Fans

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Yankees have had quite a month of August. Injuries have derailed them but that hasn’t hampered them in the American League East Standings as they 8 games back and 3 ½ in the AL Wild Card Standings. So not much has changed since the beginning of the month. Sure, […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Carmelo Signs, A’s Fans are Missing, Exhibition Football Sucks

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BRONX, NY – After what’s already been a fairly brutal summer (heatwaves, forest fires, and the inextinguishable dumpster fire at the White House), we move into the truly dreadful days of mid- to late-August. As a kid you remember this as the time when the “Back to School” ads and sales started popping up, and your […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Oakland A’s, Clancy Strays, and the Daily News in Distress

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HIGHLANDS, NC – I’m on vacation in the middle of nowhere. Almost no cell service, limited WiFi access, basically a Millennial’s nightmare. I’m not even all that sure what’s going on in sports. Has anyone on the Mets contracted Bubonic Plague? What’s Trump’s latest lame effort to deflect attention from the fact that Russia owns his […]

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What The Hell is Wrong With Sonny Gray?

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SPANISH HARLEM – If your a New York Yankees fan there isn’t much you can complain about. They are’n first place in the American League East as of today, no particular hitter in the line up has stood out since Didi Gregiorus sizzled his way to a player of the month award for April. The […]

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A Retrospective Look at the Yankees Trade Deadline Deals

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – I’m sure you may be tired of reading about the MLB Trading Deadline but what kind of fan would I be if I didn’t chime in about the moves the Yankees made these past 7 days. Brian Cashman once again acquired talent without giving in to ridiculous demands yet a lot […]

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