Tag: West Coast Craig

Yankees, Harvey Weinstein and Obvious Champs – Houston Astros

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – West Coast Craig here, pitching in on another Saturday post and happy to talk about baseball.  Yankees baseball, in particular. As much as I’m pulling for the Bombers, Houston is the obvious sentimental favorite this year.  Everyone loved the Tribe going into the playoffs, but they peaked too early.  The Astros are […]

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Bellingers Go Round and Round: Clay Bellinger and Cody Bellinger: Father/ Son MLB Story

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CHAVEZ RAVINE – They say you always remember the name of the kid who threw the hardest fastball growing up.  For me it was Ronnie Thomas… but he was a few years older and seemed more legend than man to a fifth grader.  The next, and even harder thrower I knew was a kid in my grade, […]

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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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World Series in Full Swing, Rangers are Rolling, Nilmarie Huertas

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NEW YORK, NY – What a great time of year. Just as some parts of the cold Northeast saw their first snowfall, the sports world is heating up. The NFL is in full swing. The NBA and NHL have gotten into gear. And Major League Baseball is treating us to a gem of a World […]

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Rams in LA, Vin Scully, Book of Mormon, Jay Mohr and More…

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LA LA LAND, CA — Yes folks, West Coast Craig here, MTM reporter at large – literally – breaking like a hot Santa Ana wind and pinch-hitting here on a Saturday post, while Junoir enjoys his paternity leave/sojourn. Us dads know how important we are in these crucial first weeks: “Hon, I think she’s hungry…you […]

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Ebs’ One Big Thing: Don’t Blame LeBron James

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BALLSTON SPA, NY – Those of you who have read my Hot Takes recently, are well aware how strongly I’ve backed the Cleveland Cavaliers during the postseason. And after Sunday night’s loss, I’m in a rather somber mood. So without all of the hoopla, I think it’s just best to get right to it. But instead of […]

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Top 5 Sports Story Ever? Islanders Dynasty Secret: Softball Hero Glenn Ecklund

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – This year’s Uniondale New York Brooklyn Islanders of Nassau County had a magical run. But it came to an end last week and, as they say in sports, it’s time to hit the links.  If they want to build towards a new dynasty, however, they’d be wiser to look to their own […]

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Corrupt Racetrack, Mets Ice Cold, Missing Blue

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FREEHOLD, NJ – With the Mets running figuratively and literally cold in Denver against the Colorado Rockies – not the hockey team – and the Yankees not worth watching, today’s piece will be about my day at the races… There’s an old saying that goes, “A bad day fishing beats a good day working.” Well, […]

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Kids Go to Dodgers Game Without Parents?!

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NOTE: The MTM Editorial Staff changed the name of this piece; Yellow Journalism that would make Donald Trump smile. CHAVEZ RAVINE, CA – I got my buddy Steve’s tickets to the Dodgers game yesterday. He’s hung onto these seats for so long that the first year we got them they were only $6 per, which meant […]

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Another Vin Scully Puff Piece Worth Every Minute

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VIN SCULLY BROADCAST BOOTH – Located at the end of Vin Scully Av, a legend is still at work on a busy sports weekend. And it’s been just that in my house, as I coached my ten-year-old’s baseball game (go Silver Lake Mets), then his soccer team (go Flaming Unicorns!), then took my older boy […]

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