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Way, Way, Way Too Early Hall of Fame Argument: Shohei Ohtani

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DENVER, CO – This morning, my suddenly unemployed self found the time to watch the Testosterone Soap Opera that is ESPN.  The level to which that network has sunk is an article in and of itself, but the takeaway for me this morning was that no postulation, however absurd, is out of the question in […]

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What Should The Yankees Do With Masahiro Tanaka? Let’s Debate.

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SPANISH HARLEM – One of the stories circulating around here is about the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka. More specifically, it’s about his contract opt-out clause for next season. As with every issue, there are pros and cons, like the pundits here at MeetTheMatts.com. Let’s go back to the year 2014; Masahiro Tanaka decided to take […]

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The Dark Plight and Legion of Gloom: New York Mets Super Hero Sissies?

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FLUSHING M*A*S*H* UNIT – As the Avalanche of Awful swallows the Amazin’ Mets, we are staving off using this platform to condemn the insanity of having kids – particularly pitchers – commit to playing one sport, year-round from the time they are all of ten years on the planet. We’ll refrain from ripping crazed parents […]

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Flushing Roach Motel: Looking on Craigslist for David Wright and MIA Mets

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DANNAMORA, NY – Opening Day of the 2010 season at Citifield was a blustery Monday in early April. The Mets were hosting the then Florida Marlins. As old warhorse Ed Lynch and I sat down in our seats, introductions began with the full pomp and circumstance that accompanies every opening day. For teams that never […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: New York Rangers, PK Subban, Rob Ford Mets

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EL BARRIO, DE BRONX – Your Deacon Blaber had a super busy weeek, so this will be another week of random sports thoughts – skewing toward ice and diamonds. You want specifics, you say? Okay – I want to talk New York Rangers, PK Subban, Rob Ford and the New York Mets. New York Rangers: They […]

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Easter Tribute: Best Sports Resurrections

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EL BARRIO, DE BRONX – Your Deacon Blaber has always known Easter Weekend as just that, Easter Weekend. There was Good Friday and Easter Sunday. As I got older, I got introduced to Easter Monday as part of an extended weekend and it made sense. I was thrown for a loop the other day, when […]

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Preacher’s Row: Miami Heat Players Scammed? Dodger’s Indecent Proposal

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Miami, FL – Remember that ole scam about buying waterfront property in Florida?  Well, Miami Heat guard Mike Miller and several other Heat players were allegedly victims of a real estate scam run by Haidar Zafar – a self-professed real estate investor. Haidar’s now in the clink awaiting trial for allegedly swindling millions of dollars […]

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TO BE A YANKEE, EVERYONE'S FANTASY???

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-by Aristotle “Mugsy” Sakellaridis (Yankee Fan) The Matts [added things] for the non-Yankee fans. TAMPA, FL – As they celebrate their 27th championship, the New York Yankees continue to add smiles to everyone around them. [Those same people can’t wait to see Did You Hear About The Morgans]. A week after beating the Phillies, Yankees […]

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