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Big Ben Tuesday: Five Things for Mets’ Fans to do in August

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QUEENS, NY: There’s been a lot of winching in recent days about the difficulty of writing about sports in August. It’s understandable, as much of the complaining is coming from New York Mets’ fans. It’s been a while since the Mets have had meaningful games in October. Or August. And most of them are Jets […]

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Judge vs Altuve, LeBron, Cavs, David Griffith, TUBAS, Cespedes to Oakland

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FIRE ISLAND, NY – For those of you that don’t know or may have forgotten, it’s T.U.B.A.S Week, here on this little gem of a Gilligan’s Isle just off Bayshore, Long Island. That’s right, the Touring University [at] Buffalo [Rugby] Alumni Side is out here for their annual week’s vacation – and by vacation we […]

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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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Big Ben Tuesday: Rangers Move on, Westbrook is the MVP, Daniel Murphy Tortures Mets Again, Eli Manning is Innocent

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Big Arm, Montana: There is a lot to talk about from the weekend, including, the New York Rangers moving on; Russell Westbrook banging out first half triple doubles, and Daniel Murphy continuing to be a thorn spike spear missile in the side of his former team. Let’s get to it. The Rangers Move On The […]

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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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