Tag: Roger Clemens

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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What If George Steinbrenner Owned the Mets?

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FLUSHING, NY – Such is the current (okay, constant) State of the NY Mets, that even after a hope-filled Steven Matz win, this died-dyed-in-the-wool fan can even ponder such baseball blasphemy, but… What If George Steinbrenner Owned The Mets? #1: David Wright would be on the books somewhere else, as his Groundhog Day comeback continues. […]

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Yankees Panic: Wacky List of Joe Girardi Replacements, Roger, Goose, Hillman, Deion, Keith

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DENVER, CO – From the moment I heard The Cashman cashed out Joe G, all I could thing about were the litany of suitable replacements on the market.  There are former player options (Jay Bell, David Cone), current coach options (Al Pedrique, Rob Thompson), coaches from other teams (John Farrell, Mike Matheny) and maybe even […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: F**K the Giants, Yankees and a Whole Bunch of Other People

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BRONX, NY – It’s mercifully the final week of Angry Ward, but I’ve decided to not go gentle into that good night. F**k all that. I’m burning this thing to the ground. Where’s that gas can and my Zippo? Giant A$$holes. This past Sunday night the New York Giants and Denver Broncos got together and screwed […]

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Big Ben’s Game of Thrones Sports Special Part II: Roger Clemens, Tyrion Lannister, Yogi Berra and Other Contrived GoT Character Parallels

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Dragonstone, Westeros – Fasten your swords into the sheaths, it’s time for Part II of my series, Game of Thrones Character Parallels in the Sporting World. Here’s Part I if you missed it. This one is limited to New York athletes and events because I love a challenge and I might be able to milk another week […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Mike & the Mad Dog, NBA Summer League Basketball, Vick on Kaepernick

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NEW YORK, NY – If there’s one thing I’ve learned over my Alcatraz-like sentence here at Meet The Matts, it’s that the more thought and effort you put into a post, the less likely anyone is to care. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve seen several MTM contributors come up with clever, insightful column ideas, […]

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Hate Expensive MLB Games? Cheesy Bruin Tells Minor League Hudson Valley Renegades Tale

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MARLBORO, NY – I’m far from a cheap sonofabitch, so let’s just say I’m frugal and quite happy living without a fancy lifestyle. There is an order of balance to my world; cheap beer is a favorite but I’ve also been known to plop down forty to fifty bucks on a good bourbon. There is […]

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BREAKING: Sports Rivalries Vanishing? Marc Anthony, A-Rod, Mets, Yanks, Bruins, Canadians, Eagles, Buckeyes

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MARLBORO, NY – Since sports topics this time of year are on the thin side for me, I’m scrounging for something/anything to write about other than to bore you with how my Boston Bruins are currently tanking a spot in the NHL playoff race. On this date in 1979… Anwar AL-Sadat, Menachem Begin, and Jimmy […]

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Sports Hangover: Dallas Cowboys, NFL Season, Boston Bruins and Hall of Shame

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MARLBORO, NY – Queue the Diana Ross song “Love Hangover.” A few recent happenings in the world of sport, has me feeling as though I need an Alka-Seltzer or some Zoloft – or something to change my mood. There are four subjects in particular: the Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Boston Bruins, and Cooperstown Voting. Dallas Cowboys: It seems […]

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Rodriguez: Farewell To Harms, Prince Fielder, Pre-Season Football, NHL Countdown

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NEW YORK, NY – Plenty of column inches on this website have been devoted to Alex Rodriguez and his forced retirement from baseball by the Yankees this week, so I will try to keep the A-Rod talk short. Goodbye and good riddance. There’s no doubting Rodriguez’s talent and his impact on baseball over the last […]

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