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Angry Ward Wednesday: Big Little d’Arnaud, Cleveland Orange is the New Black, and Other Stranger Things in Sports

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BRONX, NY – When it comes to “date nights” my wife and I (predictably) have different ideas of what would make for a great night out. She skews towards theater and movies (often ‘The Muted Heart” variety that George Costanza’s fiancée Susan favored) while my idea of a good time involves a great meal and drinks […]

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Major League Baseball Second Half Starts With Trades Looming

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“This could be the end of the Mets core pitching staff …” –Different Matt NEW YORK, NY – With the All-Star Game in the rear-view mirror, most of baseball will begin their trudge towards the finish line today, as the second half of the season gets underway. The Yankees and Mets went into the break […]

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What I Need More Of/Less Of In baseball – The Shift, Openers and Higher Batting Averages

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SPANISH HARLEM – How about that? The New York Yankees and Mets win their Opening Day games and all is great with the world. Everyone is happy and everyone is still in contention, things may change in a couple of weeks but right now it’s all about the possibilities. I figured in the spirit of the game, […]

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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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