Tag: Travis D’Arnaud

With “What Ifs” Aplenty for Melancholy MLB Fans, Here’s Yo La Tengo; Best Baseball Story Ever?

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NEW YORK, NY – Whilst the Major League Baseball season is over for many fans – in the sense that their team is golfing, cleaning gutters or tanning on some hurricane-friendly beach, we are still under its grip… We’re not ready to stop playing Tap Baseball on our phones. Not ready to end the the […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Basketball’s Over. It’s Time for Baseball!

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BRONX, NY – The Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship Monday night. I’m not gonna write about it, but it needed to be said. During the series, Tall Matt was on social media railing against this “superteam” that was ruining professional basketball. In his previous Shirley MacLaine lives, he also bashed John Wooden, the 1927 […]

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Glug, Glug, Glug: Mets Ship Sinking, Rangers, Yanks Predators Chugging

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MARLBORO, NY – It was on this date in 1915 that a German submarine sank the Lusitania and thrust the U.S. of A. into World War I. Present day sports has me reporting in a similarly negative manner on the New York Mets, New York Yankees and the NHL Playoffs. Abandon ship! Friday night’s comeback […]

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Sports Rain Man Damns Yankees, Gives Rosy Mets Season Preview

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – If you regularly pinch-hit enough are you a pinch-hitter? That’s my tree-falling-with-nobody-around question. Mull that over while I dive into today’s piece. This site used to be a Mets fan site. It was what made Different Matt, well… Different! It is Meet The Matts – like Meet The Mets, right?! I say […]

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The Most Entertaining Man in Sports: Fat, Old Bartolo Colon

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FLUSHING, NY – The MLB’s Oldest Man doubles (pun intended) also as its Fattest Man. Without question, though, Bartolo Colon is also The Most Entertaining Man in Sports. There isn’t a Kevin James or Cedric The Entertainer lookalike out there that doesn’t at least consider that they could be successful in professional sports… because of […]

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Fire Terry, Get A Bat, Bench Granderson

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FLUSHING, NY– I received a directive from Short Matt about today’s topics and his verbatim text is the column’s headline. I agree with none of it. The boss has clearly taken another blow to the head so we’ll need to forgive his knee-jerk reaction to the Mets problems. Outside of the other night when he […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Ichiro, Cowboys, Durant and Lucroy

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BRONX, NY – Banging this one out just before deadline on Tuesday. It’s my wife’s birthday, I’m holding off on dinner and my dog, Griffey, is doing everything in his power to get me to play fetch rather than slap together another lackluster column. Where in the wide, wide world of sports are my priorities? […]

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2016 Mets: Mourning on the 4th of July? What About Your Team?

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NOTE: This was written before last night’s results were in, so my Mets Mood is a bit brighter today… but still. FLUSHING, NY – The New York Mets currently hold a precarious one-game lead on the second of two wild card spots in a very pedestrian National League. As most of you now know, I […]

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Deep Thoughts with Fake Sandy Alderson: MLB, Mets

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PANIC CITY, BLOCK C – A couple of years ago, my 4-year-old niece found herself in a bit of hot water. Seems she had drawn all over her brother’s homework. When “called on the carpet” to face these charges, she stalled and grinned for a good 5 minutes before finally blurting out, “I want cake!” […]

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Born-Again Baseball Fan Now Mets Fan

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ROOSEVELT AVENUE, QUEENS, NY– It was a banner day at Citi Field Shea Park for the 2016 season’s home opener and if the first game is a harbinger of things to come, then the 81 home dates will be both fun and successful… in all together different ways. Friday marked my first game as a born-again […]

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