Tag: Yoenis Cespedes

Spring Training Highs and Lows: Yankees and Mets look to Future, Ponder Wright.

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SPANISH HARLEM – Hello Baseball! Oh how I have missed you. There is nothing like Spring Training Baseball, when every team thinks it has a chance.. Every young outfield prospect is Mickey Mantle and every veteran pitcher is coming into camp the healthiest and strongest they ever been. The highs are the highest because reality […]

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Positive Thinking re Matt Harvey, Owner Trump, President Cuban and Dave Chappelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY – We’re tapping at the keyboard up here in God’s Country on the Iona College campus, moonlighting with RugbyWrapUp.com as color/play-by-play guys for the College Rugby Bowl Series. The [somewhat] fresh air, smell of percolating hazelnut coffee and Indian Summer temps having us feeling particularly warm, fuzzy and positive. And for whatever […]

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Fooling Yourself: New York Mets Players and Styx Songs

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ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – I’m not really sure of the marketing principle behind booking Rock ‘n Roll has-beens for post-game concerts, but that’s what happened at CitiField AFTER the AAA Padres vs Mets debacle. If you endured either, my condolences to your eyes and ears. Anyhow, band members Tommy Shaw and James Young probably swing an […]

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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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Worst Sports Week of the Year is Almost Over: No More Maude

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NEW YORK, NY – We finally get back to baseball tonight after the All-Star break doldrums. It’s an awful week and I’m glad it’s behind us. It is always the Worst Sports Week of the Year. Monday night kicked off Worst Sports Week of the Year with the Home Run Derby on Monday night. An […]

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Suddenly Sinking Mets, Home Run Derby, All Star Conspiracy

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ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – Funny stuff last week as I lost mostly all of what little credibility I have remaining here at MTM. Last Sunday’s post involved me harping on how the New York Mets are a light-hitting, pitching-strong team only to watch them lash out a franchise record twenty-two hits good for fourteen runs in […]

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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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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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Hey Yankees, Don’t be the NY Rangers at MLB Trading Deadline

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WESTCHESTER, NY – As the MLB Trading Deadline approaches and the New York Yankees hover around .500, the Bronx brass has a decision to make. You always want your team to roll the dice and go for it when they have a chance. And sometimes, a few missing pieces can really revitalize a lineup. The […]

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MLB Rumors, Copa America Centenario and Euro 2016

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – Summertime is killer on the American sports scene. There are two things to talk about: Baseball or Sports No One Cares About. In order to keep our fans equally happy and disinterested, today’s piece will cover both. Today’s topics are: MLB Rumors, Copa America Centenario and Euro 2016. MLB News: First […]

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