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Big Ben: Scary Post-Halloween Sports Figures; Dave Gettleman, Sam Darnold, Brian Cashman, AJ Hinch, Mark Staal, Hank Lundqvist

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STAMFORD, CT – This Halloween we took our daughters to a “Trunk or Treat” event instead of going door-to-door like the old days. For those unfamiliar, a bunch of cars park in a parking lot and adorn their trunks with Halloween decorations. The kids just go trick or treating from car to car. It was […]

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Big Ben Whitney: The Yankees Sweep, Poor Situational Hitting, Odell in Hell

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SWEEPSVILLE, NYC: The Browns vs Niners game was brutal, so I stuck with baseball. I thought you said these weren’t the same old Twins?  Seven runs in three games – I think they’re quite similar. The New York Yankees just  finished off the sweep. I’m going to start typing and see what happens. Let’s make […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Aaron Boone Goes F**king Savage on Rookie Ump

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Roswell, New Mexico: We’re only about a month and a half away from “Raid Area 51” on September 20th and my bags are backed. But as the originator is now talking about turning it into a music festival, I don’t think he’s the right person to lead this raid. I’d like to suggest an alternative; […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Five Bold-ish Predictions for the Rest of the Year – Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Pelicans, Blues

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Prescient City, USA: A few weeks ago I predicted the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing a big free agent like Artermi Panarin because of salary cap ramifications. Yeah, just a bit outside with that one. But I’m not one to waddle in misery, so let’s get off the mat […]

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Big Ben: Trouba Acquisition Prevent New York Rangers From Signing Panarin?

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BLUESHIRTSVILLE, NY – The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets for Neal Pionk and a first round pick. While Trouba is not a superstar, he’s a top pair defenseman who excels on both ends of the ice. The trade is a big win for the Rangers, but he is a […]

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Big Ben: Die Hard Proves NHL Superior to MLB

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STAMFORD, CT – As superfan Laila kissed the Cup during the Blues’ championship celebration, a tear rolled down my face. This was the first tear I’ve shed since I was six, when my dog Dozer was hit by a car. It was a heartwarming moment. (Laila, not Dozer.) As we move past eventful NBA and […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NBA, NHL Finals Drama, KD and Get Well Big Papi

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STAMFORD, CT – If this were a real blog, we would have an editor and maybe some occasional support. But here at MTM, we have an annoying jackass who stops by one a month to give us a hard time about capitalizing the “d” in deGrom or not capitalizing the “B” in LeBron. It is […]

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Big Ben Special: St Louis Blues 1 Win From Stanley Cup as Berube Works Over Refs

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BOSTON, MA – The Blues won game 5 in Boston, 2-1, taking a 3 games to 2 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. The game was not without controversy as the refs kept their whistles in their pockets for several plays that could have been penalties. After St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube complained about […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: The NBA Finals and Five Annoying Things about Basketball

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Toronto, Ontario: I watched the first two games of the NBA Finals, which brings my season total of playoff games watched to two. This is mainly because hockey is about 78,000 times better, but it didn’t take me to long to realize I was way out of my element when I predicted an easy finals for […]

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Big Ben: Searching for the Next Ovibender; Stanley Cup Bingers

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SAN JOSE, CA: When the Caps won the Stanley Cup last season, Alexander Ovechkin went on a month long celebratory bender. In the process, he transformed himself from weird Russian buddy of Putin, to a partying legend. I’m looking at the four remaining teams in the NHL playoffs to see if anyone can pick up […]

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