Tag: Yogi Berra

Rivalry Week for the Yankees and What Ails Aroldis Chapman

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SPANISH HARLEM – Rivalry week is under way, at least that’s what they keep telling me on the YES Network. Last weekend it was the Hated Boston Red Sox, this week it continued with the New York Mets. Those in the city like to make the Subway Series more than it is and I’m sure each […]

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Big Ben’s Game of Thrones Sports Special Part II: Roger Clemens, Tyrion Lannister, Yogi Berra and Other Contrived GoT Character Parallels

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Dragonstone, Westeros – Fasten your swords into the sheaths, it’s time for Part II of my series, Game of Thrones Character Parallels in the Sporting World. Here’s Part I if you missed it. This one is limited to New York athletes and events because I love a challenge and I might be able to milk another week […]

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Compared to Yogi Berra, Is Yadier Molina Soft?

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INDIANA, PA – Here in the hometown of Jimmy Stewart and Mrs. Short Matt (more importantly) all sports conversations are centered around all things Black-n-Gold. But the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins are not what yours truly will be talking about today. Instead, Bucs nemesis  and star backstop for the St. Louis Cardinals will be […]

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Biggest Game in MLB History: Cubs vs Indians Game 4.

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CHICAGO, IL – Has there ever been a more important baseball game for the fans of one team than the one facing Chicago Cubs fans tonight? And by no means are we saying this isn’t massively important for Cleveland Indians fans. It’s likely in the Top 10 for those folks. But good golly, it’d be […]

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Honoring Yogi Berra

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Only a select few transcend their sports. There are only a handful of people who need no introduction or, for that matter, a surname to identify them. Lawrence Peter Berra earned the name Yogi from his friend Jack Maguire, who after watching a Hindu movie, stated that Berra looked like a “Yogi.”  Well, the name stuck and was […]

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VIDEO: Memorial Day Weekend and Miracle Mets. Rod Gaspar Relives 1969

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NEW YORK, NY – It all started at the Polo Grounds in 1962 and after just 7 years, the Miracle Mets gave New York City baseball fans the until thrill – a World Series championship. “Whooeee!” was their collective cry and with good reason; a stellar young pitching staff and a top Manager in Gil […]

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Free NFL Picks To Pay Off Holiday Bills

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NEW YORK, NY – No intro. No bee-ess.    Here’s two Free NFL Picks To Pay Off Holiday Bills with… The Kansas City Chiefs entertain playoff thoughts and the San Diego Chargers without the services of starting quarterback Alex Smith who has a lacerated spleen. Jeez, it hurts just to say that and if you’re Chiefs […]

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Yankees Old Timers Day and Watered Down MLB Playoffs

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BRONX, NY – As the 2014 Major League Baseball season inches ever closer to the traditional halfway point, we have a total of 20 teams within 8 games of at least a Wild Card playoff spot. What is this? The NFL? While parity may be the objective for all major pro sports leagues, I think […]

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Summer Reading: Best Baseball Beach Books

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PARADISE COVE, MALIBU – First off, Happy Memorial Day! Another holiday Monday start for yours truly and it’s a good one; being the unofficial start to summer and all. Remember to remember those who paid the ultimate price for your burgers and beers today (in my case drumsticks with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and Santa […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: What Would George Steinbrenner Do?

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BRONX, NY –There’s been a lot weird/unfortunate stuff going on with the Yankees this year but I haven’t been enjoying it as much as I should. I’ve had this nagging feeling that something’s missing and I finally figured out what it is. It’s George Steinbrenner. Crazy, right? I mean, I hated Steinbrenner. To me he […]

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