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The Three Areas the Yankees Should Focus on This Season

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – Opening Day Baseball is just a few days away (Sunday, April 2nd) and many teams around the league feel this will be their year. The New York Yankees won’t be one of those teams and that’s something fans will have to get used to this season. Usually the Yankees brass and […]

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Grinding AX Wednesday? Frank Martin’s Cocks Final Four, March Madness Latest

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Grinding Ax Wednesday? When our version of Gaius Lucilius needs a personal day, I’ll always be available. With the Final Four teams ready to finish a memorable March Madness, I have decided to write about my favorite coach of the past decade, Francisco Jose Martin aka Frank Martin,  of those fighting Gamecocks from The University of South Carolina.  Martin is the son of Cuban political […]

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Grapefruit Observations of New York Yankees, Baby Bombers

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TAMPA, FL – I’m back! As many of you know, I recently had the opportunity to cover the New York Yankees at spring training and check in on the Baby Bombers. After one day at the big-league camp and a second at the minor league complex, I came away with several stories for my job at […]

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Bruce Springsteen, US Soccer, More March Madness, NCAA Spring Practice

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I apologize for the late posting. By laws of marketing you are not suppose draw attention to this stuff (being tardy), but I had a great reason. I stayed up until 11pm to watch the USA play Honduras (more on that later). So there was that and the late night Matt […]

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What?! More World Baseball Classic Stuff?! Japan Techies, Puerto Rico Flash, Yadier vs Willie

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SUNSET BOULEVARD – Hi folks, I’ve been enjoying my semi-retirement but was given reason to dust off my old MTM press credentials this week and head down to Chavez Ravine.  Yes, it’s WCC at the WBC again, despite Buddy’s great recap yesterday. Indulge me as I stretch these old writing muscles on another World Baseball Classic […]

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The World Baseball Classic and It’s One Big Flaw

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – The World Baseball Classic has given us some great baseball recently. The intensity and joy I see from fans and players is truly something to behold. Its baseball with an international touch; fans aren’t rooting for their favorite players or teams, they are rooting for their country. As a New Yorican […]

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Big Ben’s Hot Takes: Tom Brady’s Jersey Found, Dirk Nowitzki, Northwestern Hosed, Through Legs Lacrosse Shot

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DJ Eberle called in sick yesterday, so Hot Takes falls to me. I gotta have more Hot Takes! Let’s get to it. Tom Brady’s Jersey Great news, the FBI tracked down Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey! Trump spared no expense in recovering the game worn memento. Said Trump most likely, “It was the least I could do […]

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David Bowie, Richter v Beezer II, Alex Smith and Sports Talk With Non-Fans

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – Do not adjust your computer; it really is Monday and there is no DJ Eberle. Pinch-Hit Matt has been called in to, um… pinch hit? I would have been up on Saturday but the Ax Man (Grinding Ax Walter Hynes) thankfully stepped up, as I was struggling with a hangover […]

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MTM Sunday Hockey Edition: Jaromir Jagr, Enforcers, NHL PLayoffs

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MARLBORO, NY – With the uneventful first few days of March Mildness lingering like the flatulence from eating too much corned beef and cabbage on St. Paddy’s Day, I’m here to follow up on Different Matt’s Friday hockey column. Granted, he and I are probably the only one’s who care about hockey enough to write […]

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Grinding Ax: Irish Sports Legends, Dead or Alive

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MANASQUAN, NJ –  “I’m Irish. I think about death all the time.” This was one of Jack Nicholson’s famous quotes. With another Saint Patrick’s Day in the books, I decided to dedicate this Substitute Saturday to some of the scores of Dead & Alive Irish Sports Legends.  A bit morbid, but considering the alternatives I feel this to […]

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