Tag: Tampa Bay Rays

Big Ben Whitney: Rocky IV, Yankees Make a Push, Year the Pats Unraveled

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MOSCOW, USSR – It’s been over 32 years since Rocky Balboa avenged his friend and formal rival and turned the tide of the Cold War on Christmas Day in 1985. Much to Rock’s chagrin, tensions with Russia have returned. (Do you smell a corny, contrived device coming yet?) In the spirit of that legendary night, […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: MLB All-Star Game, LeBron James, Flag Football

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FROM THE PRESS BOX – We are officially in the dead of summer when it comes to sports. It’s baseball and that’s about it. So it’s tough to find some hawt taeks right now. But I think I found a couple to start this Monday off right. Here’s a fresh batch of Ebs’ Hot Takes. […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees and Mets Blockbuster, deGrom sent to the Bronx for a Haul of Prospects

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Tampa, FL: I was lucky enough to see the thirteenth inning walk-off in Tampa, giving the Rays the sweep over the Yanks on Sunday. Way to get my vacation off on the wrong foot, Rays. You can imagine my surprise when I found out that the Mets had agreed to send ace Jacob deGrom to […]

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Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays: Signs of a Baseball Apocalypse

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MARLBORO, NY – In traveling through Florida on a two and a half week hiatus in which it rained every day of the trip, the opportunity forced by Mother Nature had me and my hosts attending baseball games in Miami and Tampa. There’s a bunch to extrapolate on regarding these stadiums, the baseball experience, and […]

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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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Is There A Doctor In The House? Sports Teams in Need of Help

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – Sorry for the late arrival. I am still working on better managing my time. Anyway, yesterday, I had my post surgery  follow-up visit with my doctor. This got me thinking about teams not doing too well that could also use a visit from a doctor. Perhaps a sports doctor to […]

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MLB Playoffs, Harvey Wallbanger, NHL Puck Faces, Kiko Alonso, Alabama Suspends Ha Ha

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“Love each other as Jesus loved the church.” -not Yim (JG Clancy’s religion) EL BARIO, BRONX – Welcome to another Saturday sermon with yours truly. Like my boy J.C., who believed it was best to hang with sinners in order to show them the light, I have with this crew to show enlighten… Well, to […]

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Great time of year: Play-In’s, Playoffs, and Hockey!

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NEW YORK, NY – What a great week its been. While the government has shut its doors and is doing marginally less than they usually do, we’ve been enjoying the start of the best time of the year for sports. We’ve had a 163rd regular season game, play-in games, the start of the Division Series, […]

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Soriano in Pinstripes, Performance Erasing Dingbats, and Hero & Villain of the Week

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New York, NY – Big news for NY Yankees fans.  Alfonso Soriano waived his “no-trade” clause with the Chicago Cubs and will be playing tonight for the Yanks against the Tampa Bay Rays. Could this be the  point at which the pendulum swings the other way?  Will the executioner put his (or her) halberd back […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Me, Yankees, Others Involved in Numbers Game & Fantasy Football Draft

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NEW YORK, NY – Got the good ol’ Fantasy Football Draft tonight where I pick seventh, among eight teams, in the first round. This is on the heels of my daughter’s 4th birthday, which was yesterday. It was a raucous affair here at the Angry Ward compound. In between preparing for this bash I found […]

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