Tag: Pete Rose

The Baseball Cheaters: Ban. Them. All.

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DENVER, CO – Stiff. Astonishing. Harsh. Hard-line. Unprecedented. These are all adjectives used to describe the punishment received by the Houston Astros. All of them are inaccurate, though, particularly the most overused word in the sports world in the past week; unprecedented. Is it unprecedented that a baseball team was fined and had draft picks […]

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Topping Tiger Woods. What Clemens, Vick, Rose, Dykstra, Harding Need to Do

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AUSGUSTA, GA –It was a big week in sports, but there was no bigger story than Tiger Woods, y’all. Tiger fell down the mountain in spectacular fashion. But on Sunday, he completed his eleven-year odyssey back to the top. No athlete has ever gotten back to the pinnacle of their sport after falling so hard. […]

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Big Ben: Elvis Andrus and Baby Shark, Do Do Do Do, Gunnar Solskjaer

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ARLINGTON, TX – With the NFL draft approaching, MLB off and running, the NCAA Final Four locked and loaded, and the NHL and NBA coming down the home stretch, there is plenty to talk about. But did you see that Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus chose Baby Shark as his walkout song? Everything else is […]

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Angry Ward Thursday: Break Up the Mariners and Don’t Watch March Madness

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NEW YORK, NY – This is getting ridiculous. Like everyone else, I’m tired of the pinch-hitting. You’ve read my repetitive garbage, not only should I not be playing both ends of a doubleheader, I should probably be posting only once a month at this point. But I would rather pinch-hit than see a zero in the […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Holiday Sports Wish List

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BRONX, NY – It’s the holiday season. So whoop-de-doo and hickory dock, and don’t forget to hang up your sock… as Andy Williams warbled in one of the worst Christmas songs ever. Anyway, there’s plenty going on and I’m seeing lots of frozen vomit on the sidewalks, which means that Office Christmas Party season is […]

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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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John Adams, Cleveland Browns, Mets and How The Royal Wedding Is Bad For Sports

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DENVER, CO – The Cheese is out. Today you get President John Adams. Amidst the course of human history, love has a way of superseding politics. Antony & Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn & Henry VIII, Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI, just to name a few. All this is well and good for the history books. It […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Manila, Morganna, Miracle on Ice and other Unrealized Sports Goals

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BRONX, NY – There’s no denying it anymore, I’m getting old. Been around long enough to have watched black and white TV, used a rotary telephone, tapped away on both manual and electric typewriters, and pleasured myself to photos in a magazine. That’s downright decrepit in a lot of books… hell, in any book. As far […]

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Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks, Notes; Gambling Quotes

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MARLBORO, NY – The Giants. The Giants! They are the conglomerate that kept me from fulfilling a promise of a sweep with Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks last week! But settling for yet another 3-1 week ain’t so bad. That’s the 6th such mark out of 10 weeks, on my way to a 23-17 record, […]

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Pundits Doing Charlie Hustle, But Ichiro Suzuki Ain’t No Pete Rose

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SAN DIEGO – In the empty confines of Petco Park, a record reportedly was broken yesterday, as Ichiro Suzuki revved his hit engine two more times. That made him the all-time leader in hits in professional baseball. But the asterisk will signify that only 2979 of those came off Major League Baseball pitchers. 1,278 were […]

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