Tag: Phil Rizzuto

Angry Ward Independence Day: Sports Fireworks and Duds

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NEW YORK, NY – Today is the Fourth of July and, who are we kidding, no one is going to be visiting this site. Like Joey Chestnut winning the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest and Jeurys Familia sh!tting the bed in the 9th inning, it’s a given. Still, there’s a job to do, and I’m just […]

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Compared to Yogi Berra, Is Yadier Molina Soft?

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INDIANA, PA – Here in the hometown of Jimmy Stewart and Mrs. Short Matt (more importantly) all sports conversations are centered around all things Black-n-Gold. But the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins are not what yours truly will be talking about today. Instead, Bucs nemesis  and star backstop for the St. Louis Cardinals will be […]

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Derek Jeter Farewell Tour: Parting Gifts For A Gazillionaire Basbeball Legend

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UPPER EAST SIDE, NY – It started with cowboy boots and hat, and golf clubs and lessons from the Astros in Houston the other night; the Derek Jeter Farewell Tour is in full swing. What exactly do you buy a Gazillionaire Basbeball Legend, who probably has everything he needs… and then some? Here are my ideas […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Baseball’s Zoology

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BRONX, NY – Last week one of the old Yankee legends of the fifties died. Bill Skowron won seven pennants and four championships as a Yankee in the 50’s and early 60’s and one more for the Dodgers in 1964.  While Mantle and Marris were chasing the Babe’s record in 1961, Skowron quietly hit the third […]

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PASS THE PEPTO

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By Rex O’Rourke THE BRONX, N.Y. – 1:15 am – My brain hurts, my stomach aches, basically what I’m saying is that the Yankees/Angels series is making me sick. In another Yankee Stadium slash New Yankee Stadium classic, The Bronx Bombers prevailed 4-3 in what seemed like 47 innings. To alter the mojo, I changed […]

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